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Presidential Disaster Declaration Public Assistance for New York # 18028

Billing Code 8026-09 

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Disaster Declaration # 18028 and # 18029; NEW YORK Disaster Number NY-00221 

Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of NEW YORK 

AGENCY: U.S. Small Business Administration. 

ACTION: Notice. 

SUMMARY: This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of NEW YORK (FEMA-4723-DR), dated 07/22/2023. 

Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. 

Incident Period: 07/09/2023 through 07/10/2023. 

DATES: Issued on 07/22/2023. 

Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/20/2023. 

Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/22/2024. 

ADDRESS: Submit completed loan applications to: 

U.S. Small Business Administration, 

Processing and Disbursement Center, 

14925 Kingsport Road, 

Fort Worth, TX 76155. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205-6734. 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President's major disaster declaration on 07/22/2023, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. 

The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: 

Primary Counties: 

Clinton, Dutchess, Essex, Hamilton, Ontario, Orange, Putnam, Rockland. 

The Interest Rates are: 

For Physical Damage: 

Non-Profit Organizations with Credit Available Elsewhere 2.375 

Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere 2.375 

For Economic Injury: 

Non-Profit Organizations without Credit Available Elsewhere 2.375 

The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 18028 6 and for economic injury is 18029 0. 

(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) 

Esigned Francisco Sánchez, Jr. 

Francisco Sánchez, Jr. 

Associate Administrator 

Office of Disaster Recovery & Resilience


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THE GREG HILL FOUNDATION’S RESTAURANT STRONG FUND & GRUBHUB ANNOUNCE NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Emmalyn Reid | ereid@fmpproductions.com

 

THE GREG HILL FOUNDATION’S RESTAURANT STRONG FUND & GRUBHUB ANNOUNCE NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

 

BOSTON, MA - The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund & Grubhub are pleased to announce $1.25 million in grant opportunities to support growth in small business restaurants made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund.

 

Beginning on April 19, 2023, The Restaurant Strong Fund will begin accepting applications for their Restaurant Strong Grants. This grant cycle is focused on providing opportunities that impact revenue growth and giving areas including, but not limited to: updating technology/equipment necessary to enhance day-to-day operations, marketing & public relations services, staff training programs, incentivized wages, or maintenance/updating of current infrastructure.

 

Restaurants will have the opportunity to apply for this grant by providing specific plans outlining how the grant will be utilized and expectations of growth. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 will be awarded depending on need and growth opportunity showcased in the application. The Campaign will be limited to restaurants that have only one location with 50 employees or less within Boston, Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia and meet the following criteria:

·       Must be currently open & operating in one of the cities listed above at the time of the application

·       Completed application form

·       Provide a detailed explanation for the need of a grant & how it would be utilized if awarded

 

Applications will be open from April 19th, 2023 through May 10th, 2023. A portion of grant funds are dedicated to supporting diverse, women owned, minority owned, and LGBTQIA+ owned businesses.

More information about the previous grant programs Grubhub and Restaurant Strong Fund have partnered on can be found here and here

 

About The Greg Hill Foundation's Restaurant Strong Fund

The Greg Hill Foundation responds to the immediate needs of families that have been touched by tragedy. Since its inception in 2010, the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to families and individuals in need. The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund was established in March of 2020. The fund was created to help aid the Hospitality Industry as restaurants closed and employees were left out of work due to Covid-19. The Restaurant Strong Fund provides various grant opportunities available to Restaurant Employees and Restaurant Owners.

 

About Grubhub

Grubhub is part of Just Eat Takeaway.com  (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY), a leading global online food delivery marketplace. Dedicated to connecting more than 32 million diners with the food they love from their favorite local restaurants, Grubhub elevates food ordering through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. Grubhub features more than 365,000 restaurant partners in over 4,000 U.S. cities

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Restaurant Grant Opportunity

The Greg Hill Foundation has teamed up with Grubhub to create a new grant opportunity for restaurants through Restaurant Strong Fund. To support restaurant owners in their efforts to winterize their outdoor dining spaces and increase their capacity for guests, The Restaurant Strong Fund will be providing $10,000 grants to restaurant. These grants will be limited to restaurants that have 5 or less locations and within the following cities: Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia. Restaurants will have the opportunity to apply for this grant by providing specific plans on winterizing their outdoor dining spaces. Grubhub has kick-started this campaign by pledging a donation of $2,000,000.


Applications for grants will be open from Tuesday, November 29, 2022 through January 6, 2023. The Restaurant Strong Fund will be accepting 500 grant applications for each city and initial grants will be awarded to restaurants on a rolling basis starting on December 9th, 2022. To qualify for grant assistance, a restaurant must satisfy all of the following requirements:


Completed Application Form in one of the Participating Cities

5 or less locations for the restaurant and restaurant ownership group

Provide a detailed plan of winterization of outdoor dining space

Provide restaurant capacities for both interior and exterior dining

Provide an appropriate explanation for the need of a grant

If awarded, agree to provide photos of outdoor setup.

SBA Working Capital Loans Available in Parts of New York (CT, MA, NJ & PA) for Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available in parts of New York and adjacent counties in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations with economic losses due to drought that began Aug. 9.  

The declaration includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties in New York; and the adjacent counties of Bronx, Columbia, Nassau, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster in New York; and Fairfield and Litchfield in Connecticut; Berkshire in Massachusetts; Bergen, Passaic and Sussex in New Jersey; and Pike in Pennsylvania. 

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster. The loan amount can be up to $2 million with interest rates of 3.04 percent for small businesses and 1.875 percent for private nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s/ and should apply under SBA declaration # 17675.



ESD New Workforce Development Grant Programs

The multi-year OSWD funding includes $150 million for new grant programs administered by ESD that will support employer-driven, high-skilled workforce training programs.

SBA Micro Loans

Looking for capital for your small business or startup? Through SBA's microloan program, entrepreneurs can borrow up to $50,000 for working capital, inventory, supplies, and more. The average microloan is about $13,000.

Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program

Westchester County Business FIRST Grant Program for Diverse Businesses The deadline for Westchester County registered MWBEs, SDVOBs & DBEs impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic to apply for a Business FIRST Grant is 5:00 PM on October 21, 2022.