Niagara County Workforce Development Board - COVID 19 Resources

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Small business owners can check if they are eligible for New York State support programs or incentives.
There are a number of business incentives that small business owners may be able to take advantage of. To get started, simply answer questions about your business and New York's Business Express Incentive Wizard will provide a list of New York State programs and services that could help your business get off the ground. 

  • The NYS Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program Portal will begin accepting applications this Thursday, June 10th at 9:00 a.m.

This program will make up to $800 million in funding available for small businesses to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic. Applications for the program will assist small and micro businesses and small for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations as they look to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic. Flexible grants up to $50,000 will be made available to eligible small businesses and can be used for operating expenses, including payroll, rent or mortgage payments, taxes, utilities, personal protective equipment, or other business expenses incurred during the pandemic. Data shows that over 330,000 small and micro businesses are potentially eligible for this program, including 57 percent of the State's certified MWBEs.

To learn more about the program, required documentation and how to access the application portal, visit the link on the Empire State Development website here.


Business Workshop
Featuring Federal, State and Local Assistance Programs

The Niagara County Center for Economic Development is proud to partner with our federal, state and local economic development partners to offer a FREE workshop to all established and emerging businesses in Niagara County. 
For more information and other events visit:

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Resources and Support for all Individuals, Job SeekersUnemployment Insurance, Local Food Pantry locations, child care, Crisis Services and the latest COVID updates can be found on the WorkSourceOne webpage.