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NYS Resources for Small Business Owners


The NYFLF offers working capital loans to a) NYS small businesses with 50 or fewer employees, b) nonprofits, or c) small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.

Other eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify. An in-depth description of the fund can be found here:

Answers to Frequently Answered Questions about this loan fund can be found here.

The interactive loan pre-application process begins here:


“NY Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template”
NYS Department of Health
May 2020

(In Chinese, here)

“Each re-opening business must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19. A business may fill out this template to fulfill the requirement, or may develop its own Safety Plan. This plan does not need to be submitted to a state agency for approval but must be retained on the premises of the business and must made available to the New York State Department of Health (DOH) or local health or safety authorities in the event of an inspection.

Business owners should refer to the State’s industry-specific guidance for more information on how to safely operate. For a list of regions and sectors that are authorized to re-open, as well as detailed guidance for each sector, please visit