COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program Starts 

Situation Report | June 14, 2021  

New York State has announced applications are now open for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program. 

Non-profits, churches, and other religious institutions are ineligible for this grant. 

Grants will be for a minimum award of $5,000 and a maximum award of $50,000 and will be calculated based on a New York State business’ annual gross receipts for 2019. 

Reimbursable COVID-19-related expenses must have been incurred between March 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021 and can include: 

  • Payroll costs
  • Commercial rent or mortgage payments for NYS-based property
  • Payment of local property or school taxes
  • Insurance costs
  • Utility costs
  • Costs of personal protection equipment necessary to protect worker and consumer health and safety
  • Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning cost
  • Other machinery or equipment costs
  • Supplies and materials necessary for compliance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols