COVID-19 Recovery Grants

As a service for our small business clients, the Pace SBDC keeps a running list of both government grant programs and privately funded grant programs aimed at helping businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're looking for grants to launch or expand your business (non-COVID related programs), visit our Business Growth & Launch Grants page.

Government Funded Grant Programs

Due to the overwhelming response, the application for the NYC Small Business Resilience Grant has been paused until further notice. This program is a $10,000 grant to help eligible small businesses recover from the economic hardships that occurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible New York City businesses must be located in a low-to-moderate income zone OR operate primarily as part of the Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation sector, or the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
This program provides grants of up to $50,000 to impacted small businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations. Eligibility requirements include 2019 or 2020 annual gross receipts between $25,000 and $2,500,000, positive net profit in 2019, and at least 25% loss in annual gross receipts from 2019 to 2020.
This program provides grants to restaurants that offer meals and other food-related items to New Yorkers within distressed or underrepresented communities.

We know navigating different COVID-19 relief programs can be challenging. The Pace University SBDC is here to help. Contact us to schedule a no-cost, one-on-one business counseling session.