Business Assistance Updates

Business Assistance Updates

Governor Cuomo’s Press Conference 4/2/2020

In Governor Cuomo’s Thursday press conference, he announced that the health insurance marketplace will remain open until May 15.

Governor Cuomo also asked any company that can create personal protective equipment for hospital or emergency response personnel, to please call 212-803-3100 or email covid19supplies@esd.ny.gov. The state will pay a premium for the supplies and help finance any factory conversion costs.


Business Updates

The FFCRA Employee Notice Requirements are now in effect, meaning your business must either post the informational poster at your work place, or digitally send the poster to your employees if they are not on site. Download the poster now

The IRS has released an FAQ page to answer questions on how the COVID-19 paid leave tax credits will work for small and medium sized businesses. Read the Small and Midsize Business FAQs

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Information
Paycheck Protection Program Lender Information
Paycheck Protection Program Application

The New York Power Authority put out a press release explaining they will offer a relief program for their Economic Development Power Customers. Read the New York Power Authority press release.

The New York Department of Health has released initial guidance on cleaning and disinfecting numerous types of businesses or facilities. It can be found at the bottom of their coronavirus homepage:


For Landscapers

For landscapers that have been waiting for essential and nonessential clarity:
At this time, horticulture is designated as a non-essential business (with the exception of nurseries/greenhouses selling food producing plants). Please note that landscaping for maintenance and pest control purposes has been designated as essential.
Watch for updates here


For Nonprofits

The New York Council of Nonprofits and Nonprofit New York will host a webinar on Friday April 3, from 1pm to 2pm, to discuss how the new federal legislation will impact nonprofits in New York. Register for the webinar

Resources for Nonprofits

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