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Small Business Assistance

This is an ongoing post that will be regularly updated. Last updated: May 26  

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in the closure or reduced service of many businesses. In March, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act was signed into law. This $2 trillion law provides about $360 billion in relief to small businesses and nonprofits.

The CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) launched on April 3, 2020. Although it runs through June 30, 2020 the government advises small businesses to apply as soon as possible.

Yonkers Small Business Center
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.