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Empire State Development has announced that the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, which was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is NOW OPEN.

Grant awards will be calculated based on a business’ annual gross receipts for 2019:

  • Annual gross receipts = $25,000-$49,999: $5,000/business
  • Annual gross receipts = $50,000-$99,999: $10,000/business
  • Annual gross receipts = $100,000-$500,000: 10% of gross receipts (max grant is $50,000)

For eligibility requirements and more information regarding the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Program, click here.

Need Help Applying?

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is an approved ESD technical assistance provider which means that our team is ready to assist you and your business with determining if you are eligible to apply, gathering documentation needed to apply, and answering any questions you may have. Our assistance is 100% free and is made possible by funding from New York State.

If you would like to schedule a time to talk or have any questions, please call Raechell Conn at 518.563.1000 or email her at

Register Here for our informational webinar on the program scheduled for Thursday, August 26th at 10:00am. 

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