Resources for Businesses and Non-profits

Resources for Businesses and Non-profits

COVID-19 has impacted our city in many ways. Here is a set of resources to help support our city's businesses and nonprofit organizations through this difficult time.

The City entered Phase Four of Restart NYC on July 20. This phase includes reopening for low-risk outdoor arts & entertainment, media production, and professional sports competitions with no fans. The date for higher education, Pre-K to grade 12 schools, low-risk indoor arts & entertainment, and malls have not yet been determined.

Below is Phase Four guidance for the following:

NYC entered Phase Three of Restart NYC on July 6th. Businesses that may start operations in Phase Three include personal care services such as tattoo and piercing parlors, appearance enhancement practices, massage therapy practices, spas, cosmetology salons, nail salons, tanning salons, and waxing salons. Indoor dining will no longer be available in Phase Three.

For additional information on Phase Three reopening guidelines, click here.

NYC entered Phase Two of Restart NYC on June 22. Businesses that may start or expand operations included: offices, in-store retail, outdoor dining, hair salons and barbershops, real estate, commercial building management, retail rental, repair and cleaning, and vehicle sales, leases, and rentals. Learn what your business needs to know to prepare for reopening.

NYC entered Phase One of Restart NYC on June 8. Businesses that may start or expand operations include: retail, construction, manufacturing and wholesale trade. Click here for guidelines on what your business needs to know to RESTART.

For a more detailed list of resources visit Help Now NYC or NYC311.

For updates on service changes visit the City Agency Suspension Updates page.

Small business support

Read guidance and FAQs for business owners.

Find out when and how you can safely reopen your non-essential business.

Get hiring assistance for essential service businesses.

Get assistance for your grocery store business and workers.

Get free face coverings for you and your employees.

Sign up to receive updates from the  Department of Small Business Services.

Non-profit support

Get volunteer support.

See up-to-date guidance for City-funded providers.

Receive health guidance for businesses and other facilities.


See service changes and guidance on essential and non-essential construction.

Federal updates for health and human service providers

Actionable resources and guidance on federal developments, funding and related operational issues regarding COVID-19 for health care providers and human service organizations.