COVID-19 response: financial resources & disaster aid


Federal stimulus updates:

CARES Act: Assistance for Small Businesses, United States Department of the Treasury
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
FAQ for Lenders and Borrowers for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), U.S. Small Business Administration
Joint Statement by Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, June 8, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Frequently Asked Questions, Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Treasury
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application for Borrowers, U.S. Small Business Administration
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): What Is It and How to Apply, updated June 9, 2020
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
Unemployment Insurance Benefits FAQ from NYS Department of Labor
"USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19," April 8, 2020 update about rural loan programs, housing services, utility services and business & cooperative services
"USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19," June 3, 2020 update from USDA Rural Development

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Grants and funds for emergency and urgent needs:

Adirondack Foundation Special and Urgent Needs Fund
A Hand Up Marketing Grants, Downtown Digital Group in association with the Watertown Daily Times and NNY360
American Farmland Trust Farmer Relief Fund
ANCA Local Food System Security Grant
Central Adirondack COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, CAP-21
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
COVID-19 Reopening Support Mini-Grant Fund, Saranac Lake Local Development Corporation
Essex County COVID-19 Emergency Grant Program
National Health Emergency Dislocated Worker Grants (U.S. Department of Labor)
Northern New York Community Foundation Community Support Fund (Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties)
Ogden Newspapers Community Marketing Grant
The Post Star Local Marketing Grant Program
Restaurant employee relief fund
United Way Worldwide COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Save Small Businesses Fund
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

Loan programs:

Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union Community Support Loan Program
AEDC: Disaster Loan for working capital, Adirondack Economic Development Corporation
Essex County IDA COVID-19 Loan Program, Essex County Industrial Development Agency
Franklin County IDA Emergency Loan Fund, County of Franklin Industrial Development Agency
Lake George Regional Planning Board COVID-19 Business Interruption Micro-loan Program
New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) for small businesses
North Country Alliance COVID-19 Emergency Business Relief Program
Rural Development COVID-19 Response, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Loans
SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans 
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19
Warren County Rapid Recovery Loan Program, Warren County Local Development 

Other listings: 

Artist & Activist Relief Fund,The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand
I Care If You Listen, funds for artists and artisans
Farm Credit East COVID-19 Resource Hub
Federal Reserve Bank of New York Community Resources on Coronavirus

Corporate and services response (waived fees, policy changes):

New York State Department of Financial Services, emergency regulation to defer health insurance premiums
NY State of Health, Special Enrollment Period Open for Uninsured Individuals
U.S. Treasury and IRS, Deferred tax payment policy
National Grid



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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 11:45