- June 14, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y — Applications are now open for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, which reimburses New York small businesses hard hit by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The state program offers grants of up to $50,000 for COVID-related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Grants will be awarded to small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations, with priority being given to “socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, including minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs), service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and veteran-owned businesses, and businesses located in economically distressed communities,” according to the state.
“Small businesses are one of the most critical components of New York’s economy and were disproportionately impacted by the economic devastation resulting from…