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COVID-19 Federal, Local and Private assistance information.

Federal & Nationwide

Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

  1. Relevant topics: (1) A tax credit of $1200 to most adults or $2400 for married persons. (2) $377 billion loan program for small businesses (up to 500 employees) to help continue making payroll. A portion can be forgiven depending on how many employees the employer retains. ((3) An increase in weekly unemployment benefits and an extension of the time period that a person can receive benefits. (4) Self-employed people and gig economy workers may also qualify to receive benefits.

  2. PDF | Full Analysis

  3. PDF | Division A Summary

Federal Family First Coronavirus Response Act

  1. The law goes into effect April 1, 2020 and will remain in place until December 31, 2020. Relevant topics: (1) Extends and expands the protections of FMLA job-protected leave for certain childcare COVID-19-related absences, including requiring paid FMLA leave benefits. (2) Provides a new paid sick leave entitlement for certain COVID-19 related absences. (3) Provides tax credits to help employers defray the costs of paying these benefits.

  2. PDF | Summary

  3. PDF | Grid view

  4. PDF | Employee Rights poster

Financial Assistance

  1. Facebook | Small Business Grants

  2. Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits.

  3. GoFundMe | Small Business Relief Fund

  4. The Small Business Relief Fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Goldstar | Donations for Live Entertainment Organizers

  6. Goldstar Mobilizes Platform to Raise Donations for Live Entertainment Organizers in Response to COVID-19 Shutdowns

  7. | Paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

  8. Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave

  9. | Economic Injury Disaster Loans

  10. The Small Business Administration has authorized Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million in assistance to help small businesses, private nonprofit organizations of any size, in most states and territories that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) since January 31, 2020.


New York City

Financial Assistance

  1. NY Community Trust | NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund

  2. To be eligible, an organization must meet the following criteria: 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; Based in New York City; Recipient of New York City and/or New York State government funding; Annual operating budget of up to $20M (excluding government contracts); Track record of robust programming and services for New York residents

  3. | NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

  4. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000.

  5. | NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund Pre-Application

  6. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help retain employees and ensure business continuity. 


New York State

Please check back for information as it becomes available.

Other Regions






  1. | Business Resources



  1. | Business Damage Assessment Survey




  1. | For Businesses















New Hampshire

New Jersey 

New Mexico 

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