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SBA Disaster Assistance Now Available to New York Small Businesses Economically Impacted By COVID19

Friday, March 20, 2020  
Posted by: Amber Carpenter
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While this was prepared by Capitalize Albany and focused on Capital area businesses, we wanted you to be aware of available SBA assistance and have access to the additional information.


SBA Disaster Assistance Now Available to New York Small Businesses Economically Impacted By The Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A disaster declaration for New York State has been approved, the disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in the entire state of New York. Eligible small businesses may now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) online at

  • Afact sheet with important information about the declaration and EIDL requirements is available here.
  • The Albany Small Business Development is offering application assistance and is hosting informational online webinars. You can make an appointment or contact the SBDC for more information here.

Capitalize Albany is continuing to monitor all COVID-19 developments as they occur and are gathering as much information as possible to help Albany stakeholders weather this unprecedented event and be prepared to emerge from it when the time is right.

With support from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, the Capitalize Albany team is working with Albany’s Business Improvement Districts, the Community Loan Fund of the Greater Capital Region, the Capital Region Chamber, the Albany Small Business Development Center, and a growing list of partners to identify additional federal, state and local resources that can be made available. We will continue to update our communications channels. We are working together to identify a more efficient and centralized way to disseminate information, and will provide updates on that effort as soon as we have them.

Currently, more COVID-19InformationAnd Resources are available at


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