SMALL

BUSINESS

For guidance and assistance with any social service needs or opportunities, reach out to the BPJCC Social Service guidance counselor experts at 718.972.6600 ext. 4615/4610

and extension 4611 for seniors.

FEMA Releases Kit to Help Organizations Plan for Resuming Full Operations During COVID-19

As organizations across the country plan for when and how to resume full operations while protecting the well-being and safety of their employees and communities, FEMA has created an Exercise Starter Kit to help organizations facilitate their own internal workshops based on reconstitution planning principles and the White House’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again and a FEMA fact sheet on “Planning Considerations for Organizations in Reconstituting Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The kit for organizations and government agencies includes a fact sheet, sample slides and a facilitator guide with suggested questions.

Paycheck Protection Program

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

 FEMA Guidance for Resuming Operations During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Organizations across the nation are determining when and how to resume operations while protecting the well-being and safety of their employees and communities. As guidance, FEMA has released the following.

Business for All Grant - COVID-19 Emergency Grant

Hello Alice in partnership with Verizon is offering $10,000 grants which it will distribute immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of its broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community. 

Employers

Paid Family Leave- Employers

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Program

To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Program. This program is available to New York City businesses with fewer than 100 employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses can apply for an interest-free loan up to $75,000.

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. 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.