Details: In response to the economic hardship experienced by small businesses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Rockland is launching the Small Business Relief Grant Program. The goal is to keep businesses open and retain jobs. It is a grant program in response to businesses that are at-risk of closing or laying off employees due to social distancing policies and other orders and policies related to COVID-19.
Eligible Applicants: For-profit businesses with up to twenty-five (25) employees at the time of application submission may apply, subject to restrictions set forth in 24 CFR 570.203 regarding Special Economic Development projects. Eligible applicants will be located within the County of Rockland Jurisdictional Area of the Urban County as listed in the 2019 Action Plan submitted to HUD.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted until grant money is exhausted.
Title: SBA – Economic Injury Disaster Loans* Related to Hurricane Ida
Read the news release: Business Recovery Center Opens in Westchester 9/21/21
Details: Under SBA’s Physical Disaster Business Loan program, low-interest long term loans to businesses of all sizes, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery and equipment.
Eligible Applicants: This announcement is ONLY applicable to Rockland small businesses and nonprofits. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, applicants should register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app.
Deadline: The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is 12/6/21. The deadline to return economic injury applications is 6/6/22.
*this is a loan not a grant