New York City is reopening. Businesses may start or expand operations.
Businesses owners can get information and resources to reopen safely, protect their staff and customers, run their business, and get financial assistance during the COVID-19 health emergency. For more information, visit NYC 311 online.
The City is offering small businesses with fewer than 5 employees a grant to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months to help retain employees. Visit the NYC Business website to apply.
Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible to apply for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help ensure business continuity. Visit the NYC Business website to apply.
Businesses and nonprofit organizations with 500 or fewer employees are eligible for 2-year loans at 1% interest that does not have to be paid back.
The loan is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.
SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.
Ask your business's bank if they offer the federal SBA Paycheck Protection Program:
If your business needs help with a commercial lease in New York City, visit NYC Business online.
For more information, visit NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS).
The City of New York's Volunteer Coordination Task Force is working to support community organizations serving those impacted by COVID-19. If your organization is in need of volunteer support to deliver critical services, complete the New York Cares Community Partner Project Intake Form.
The health and safety of volunteers must remain a priority. All volunteers and organizations accepting volunteers must follow the following health guidelines. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit NYC.gov/coronavirus.
If any of the following conditions apply to you, stay home and DO NOT SIGN UP to volunteer:
Human services nonprofit organizations deliver vital services to New York City's communities, including the city's most vulnerable populations. Their partnership with the City of New York is essential, especially during this challenging time of COVID-19. Guidance and answers to questions about nonprofit operations, business continuity and programming during these critical days are available on the City of New York's online resource for nonprofit organizations.
COVID-19 has dramatically changed our lives. All New Yorkers deserve to celebrate, honor, and memorialize their loved ones. Get funeral & burial guidance from the City of New York.