COVID-19 Financial Assistance Resources
The purpose of this web page is to consolidate all of the financial assistance resources WEDI has come across that are available for you and your business. WEDI's Relationship Managers are available to assist you in accessing these resources. Please contact us if you need assistance. Below is a list of grants and low-interest loans designed for business relief and recovery.
New York Economy Re-Opening – Safely Re-Open Your Business
We encourage all businesses to complete the Safety Plan Template which should be made available to the Health Department if your business must be inspected. As New York State enters Phase II of re-opening it is important that you review the following best practices document.
If your business has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, you may qualify for these opportunities.
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The City of Buffalo, Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, and WEDI (microenterprise grant)
Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) COVID-19 Disaster Relief
GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund (matching funds opportunity)
Jane Walker • IFW First Women (for self-ID'ed woman entrepreneur in entertainment & film, music, journalism, sports, STEM, and hospitality)
Small Business Administration
Review the different options (the SBA is currently offering four  different disaster aid products for businesses)
Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Aid (Instructions, with download forms and links)
Apply for Paycheck Protection Program (Instructions, with download forms and links)
Personal Financial Assistance
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New York State Unemployment
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Official Resource Pages
United States Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Development Centers