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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATES 9/7/2021

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September 07, 2021

Tropical Depression Ida Emergency Response Resources
 
Governor Hochul Announces Federal Approval for Major Disaster Declaration in Wake of Ida Flooding
  • Declaration Provides Federal Financial Relief for Local Governments and New Yorkers Impacted by Flooding and Supplies Individual and Public Assistance to Those Recovering from Damage of Hurricane Ida
  • New Yorkers Who Have Been Displaced, Including Uninsured Families, Will be Eligible for Funds for Housing Assistance, As Well As Crisis Counseling, Unemployment Assistance, Home Repairs, and Legal Services
 
Governor’s Relief and Response Resources  

Changes have been made to the NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program. Attend an upcoming seminar to see if you are now eligible to apply:
  • Friday, September 10th at 10:00am: Register HERE
  • Friday, September 17th at 10:00am: Register HERE
  • Updated Program Information can be found HERE
  • Find a list of all upcoming webinars on this program HERE
 
2021 New York State Manufacturing Day – Friday, October 15, 2021
  • 2021 NY Statewide Virtual Manufacturing Day is an on-line event that will celebrate manufacturers from across New York State and highlight the pathways students can take toward manufacturing careers.
  • Attend this virtual, interactive, statewide conference: October 15, 2021 – Register HERE
  • Request to be an Exhibitor HERE

Economic Development Opportunity
 
NEW: Governor Hochul Announces $6 Million for Climate Justice Fellowships Benefitting Disadvantaged Communities and Priority Populations
  • Funding Will Support 150 Fellowships Over Three Years
  • Advances New York State's Commitment to Ensure an Equitable Clean Energy Transition for All New Yorkers; Announcement Comes in Advance of Climate Week
  • Applications Can Be Found Here
 

SBA Opens Supplemental Grant Applications for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Awardees  
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  • NY State of Health: Shop here to see what health insurance options are available to you, your family, and your business
  • Child Care: Parents in need of free child care resources and referrals are encouraged to visit www.HVChildCare.org, where they can enter their zip code to immediately find the name and contact information of the agency that serves their location.
  • NYS DOL Shared Work Program: New York State’s DOL Shared Work Program helps businesses manage business cycles and seasonal adjustments. Shared Work lets businesses keep trained staff and avoid layoffs. Employees can receive partial unemployment insurance benefits while working reduced hours. Full-time, part-time and seasonal employees are eligible.
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