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SBA Upstate NY District Office April 28th Webinar to Cover updates to the Paycheck Protection Program and the SBA’s Covid-19 Relief Efforts for Small Businesses

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This webinar is open to the public.

Statement by Secretary Mnuchin and Administrator Carranza on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued a statement about the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.

Virtual Small Business Survival Kit Forum with Assemblymembers Patricia Fahy and John McDonald III

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Learn more about resources available to business owners, entrepreneurs, microenterprises, and start-ups during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Please review this information from New York State, last updated April 7, 2020, at 3:00pm, to determine whether or not your business is subject to a workforce reduction under recent Executive Orders.

Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

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$350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses was approved by Congress to help them keep workers employed.

If small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly any — of the loan. This guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can help you through the process.

Cares Act – America’s Small Business Development Center New York

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The Cares Act business relief programs are now available.
All information sessions will be held virtually on the Zoom platform.

SBA EIDL Applications 3/26/20 UPDATE

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As the EIDL applications continue to surge, our Office of Disaster Assistance has provided an alternate method for applicants to submit and upload forms while the application portal is down for maintenance.

SBA NY-Statewide Disaster Declaration

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SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza has approved a statewide disaster declaration for NY. Eligible small businesses may now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) online. Read on for more information.


the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced its first round of published guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020.

Shared Work Program – Your Layoff Alternative

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The Shared Work Program gives you an alternative to laying off workers during business downturns by allowing them to work a reduced work schedule and collect partial Unemployment Insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks.