2021 Aug 19 – This just in for local businesses: There are even allowances for businesses which have already received or currently have active federal Covid-19 assistance.
Businesses should review the website and call for assistance if they have any questions, particularly related to eligibility.
They will need their 2019 and 2020 tax returns in hand.
The grants are per business. :
The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information and applications are available at: www.NYSmallBusinessRecovery.com
Grant awards will be calculated based on a business’s annual gross receipts for 2019. Grant amounts and calculations are subject to change by Empire State Development.
• Annual gross receipts: $25,000 – $49,999.99: Award is $5,000 / business
• Annual gross receipts: $50,000 – $99,999.99: Award is $10,000 / business
• Annual gross receipts: $100,000 – $500,000: Award is 10% of gross receipts (maximum grant is $50,000)
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