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SBDC Announces NY Forward Loan Program Webinars

The New York Small Business Development Center

Governor Cuomo recently announced the NY Forward Loan Program for small businesses, non-profits and landlords. The NY Forward Loan Program is designed to provide assistance to small businesses, non-profit organizations and landlords that have not been able to access the

Posted in Finance

NYS Issues Detailed Requirements for Business Reopening in Phase 1

The official NY Forward COVID Response website has been updated to include a set of detailed requirements for businesses to open under Phase 1 beginning Friday, May 15th in regions that have met all 7 metrics for reopening.  These regions

Posted in Economic Development & Tourism

Greene County Legislature Obtains Over 1,000 COVID-19 Test Kits from NYS

Working toward the safe reopening of our county businesses, the Greene County Legislature has secured over 1,000 COVID-19 test kits from the New York State Department of Health. The Greene County Public Health Department (GCPHD) in partnership with Greene County

Posted in Public Safety

Governor’s NY Forward Reopening Plan

The Governor outlined guidelines that will help regions create individual plans based on facts and data to reopen New York. See: What are the 10 regions of the state? The state will monitor core factors to determine if a region

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Governor Outlines Plan to Reopen New York State

Under the project title “Moving New York Forward”, on May 4th the Governor issued a plan that focuses on getting people back to work and easing social isolation without triggering renewed spread of the virus or overwhelming the hospital system.

Posted in Public Safety

Greene County to Distribute Cloth Masks to Public

Free Masks in Greene County

Greene County will be distributing cloth masks to the public on Monday May 4th from 10 am to noon at: Windham Wastewater Treatment plant on South Street Hunter town offices on Route 23A Village of Coxsackie offices on Mansion Street

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Comptroller DiNapoli Announces $50 Million Toward Small Business Relief, Job Retention

State Pension Fund Supports Paycheck Protection Program; Pursuing Additional $100 Million Allocation New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that the New York State Common Retirement Fund (the Fund) is putting $50 million toward the federal Paycheck Protection

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Greene County EDC to Provide Zero Interest Emergency Loans to Small Businesses

Greene County Zeroes in on COVID Disaster Relief Zero Interest Zero Payments for Six Months Zero Matching Funds Zero Closing Costs Zero Application Fee In response to the business damages created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Greene County has created a

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Greene County Gratefully Receives COVID-19 Test Kits and PPE from Ulster County

On April 14th, Greene County Legislature Chair Pat Linger personally received 25 COVID-19 test kits as well as the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to administer the tests from Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan. Ulster County has offered assistance to

Posted in Public Safety

IRS to Accept Email, Digital Signatures

To help taxpayers and the tax professional community during this COVID-19 period, effective immediately, the IRS will begin temporarily accepting images of signatures (scanned or photographed) and digital signatures on documents related to the determination or collection of tax liability.

Posted in Finance