COVID-19 related business resources are available here.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid for Businesses

If your business is in need of financial aid due to the pandemic, explore the resources below to see if you qualify.

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Economic Injury & Disaster Loan (EIDL)

This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Note - this program ended in August 2020. However, if you received support from the PPP, this site gives information on loan repayment and forgiveness.

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Express Bridge Loans

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

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SBA Debt Relief

The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF)

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.

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Syracuse Economic Development Corporation COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

Syracuse Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) is opening a winter round of grant funding to help small businesses adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19. The program will provide direct financial assistance to help small businesses make investments as the pandemic and winter cold weather converge.

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Federal Reserve Mainstreet Lending Program

The Federal Reserve established the Main Street Lending Program (Program) to support lending to small and medium-sized for profit businesses and nonprofit organizations that were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kiva's Crowdfunded Loans

Kiva provides a crowdfunding platform where business owners can receive loans of up to $15k, interest free.

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Hello Alice Business for All Grants

$285,000 in grants will be awarded to Business for All applicants, as a critical step towards tackling entrepreneurs’ single greatest barrier to growth: access to capital.

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Facebook's Small Business Grant Program

Offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help small businesses during this challenging time.