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Small Business Assistance

This is an ongoing post that will be regularly updated. Last updated: September 30   

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the closure or reduced service of many businesses. Help is available: 

Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program

Is your small business or nonprofit seeking immediate financial assistance due to COVID-19? Westchester County Business FIRST is a grant program for small businesses and nonprofits offering up to $49,000 for organizations with 99 or fewer employees that have a primary location in Westchester County.  Applications for the grant will be accepted through September 30, 2020.  Read about it here.

Yonkers Small Business Center
The Department of Planning & Development will become a resource in assisting Yonkers local businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses and nonprofits which would like to inquire about the CARES Act can contact the Yonkers Small Business Center for one-on-one assistance on the SBA Application at smallbiz@yonkersny.gov or at 914-343-4113.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Links 
Other Resources
Webinars and programs
  • SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, offers free online workshops on topics ranging from startup strategies to marketing and finance. Attendees can watch webinars live or view recordings online on their own time.
  • NFIB (the National Federation of Independent Business) is offering resources to help entrepreneurs during the crisis. Hover over “CORONAVIRUS” with your cursor to see a menu of webinars, regular news updates, and other information.