Information for Small Businesses:

Listed below is information from Orange County regarding Economic Development. They provided us with further information on the relief that will be coming to small businesses. Attached please find some of the documents we received along with a list that we compiled of phone numbers and websites specific to businesses.

CARES – Small Business Summary         cares-act-need-to-know             cares-act-need-to-know-flowchart
Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus ACT
COVID-19 Local Business Resources

From our leaders at the Chamber Alliance of NYS:  Attached are the slide decks from the Empire State Development Webinar, along with sample forms and the SBA How to Apply guide.  The COVID – 19 SBA Disaster PDF above is the one that was shown this morning.  The additional information is to help your small businesses apply for these disaster loans.

COVID-19 SBA Disaster Loans 3.20.20 FINAL with EAC
SBA How to apply guide
ELA-Request for transcript of Tax Return (instructions IRS Form 4506T)
ELA0-Schedule Of Liabilities (SBA 2202)
ELA0-Personal Financial Statement (SBA 912)
ELA0-Monthly Sales Figures (SBA 1368)
ELA0-Loan Application (Sole Prop) SBA 5C
ELA0-Fee Disclosure Form and Comp Agreement (SBA 159([1]
ELA0-Fee Disclosure Form and Comp Agreement (SBA 159(
ELA0-Business Loan Application (SBA 5)

General Information:

Please find attached and below some new materials related to a variety of topics.

Additionally below is a series of other information and contact points for many frequently asked questions. As always don’t hesitate to reach out with specific questions: 845-490-0838 or;

The link below provides a clear and concise page of how people can help and where they should be directed.

ESD COVID-19 Related Resources

If you believe an employer is in violation of either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders you can contact the NYS Attorney General’s Office at (212) 416-8700 or

Guidance on Coronavirus Resources from AG’s Office

Empire State Development (ESD) has created this FAQ to offer information to businesses regarding State regulations and general guidance related to the coronavirus.

If your question is not answered below, please contact ESD at our website at:

DOL Complaint process related to COVID19

COVID-19 Sick Leave Application –​

To file a complaint with the NYS Department of Human Rights

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program


If someone is looking for a procurement opportunity, direct them to the procurement form:

If people want to make a donation (including essential goods, services, and/or spaces) please direct them here:

Important Numbers/Emails/Links

Price Gouging hotline: 800-697-1220

24-Hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065

NYS DOH website regarding Coronavirus:

Assistance of Qualified Medical Professionals Survey:

Retired Health Professional Survey:

 COVID-19 Application For Suspension Of Debt Collection Activity:

 ​Here is the Dedicated ESD waiver email address:

Amid a shortage of personal protective equipment — or PPE — products in the state, including gloves, masks and gowns, the Governor is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that are not essential or not currently being used. Businesses interested in selling products to the state should contact Simonida Subotic at 646 522-8477 or

The Governor is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact Eric Gertler at 212-803-3100 or


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