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Onondaga County COVID Small Business Relief Fund

Grants to New York Small Businesses and Nonprofits
for Financial Assistance in the Wake of COVID-19

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA)

Deadline Date:

11/30/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $10,000 to New York small businesses and nonprofit corporations in eligible areas for financial assistance in the wake of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended for purchasing necessary equipment and installing fixtures to prevent transmission of the novel Coronavirus. Eligible applicants must conduct business in and be physically located in Onondaga County.

Qualifying purchases may include masks, hand sanitizer, sneeze guards, face guards plexiglass shields, gloves and eye protection, safety footwear, air purifiers, cleaning materials and disinfectants, specialized packaging for shipping, signage, COVID testing kits, or other such equipment designated by the Centers for Disease Control (collectively, "PPE") and Fixtures.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193090

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $10,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants:

Small businesses and not-for-profit corporations which are physically located in and conduct business in Onondaga County; were operational and financially viable prior to March 2020, that do not have more than 50 full-time equivalent or full-time contract employees and that have been negatively affected by the state disaster emergency declared by the Governor on March 7, 2020.

Full-Time Employees ("FTEs"): means a full-time permanent, private sector employee on the recipient’s payroll who has worked at the location of the organization for a minimum of 35 hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who is entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended by the recipient to other employees with comparable rank and duties; or two part-time, permanent private sector employees who have worked at the location of the organization for a combined minimum of 35 hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks and who are entitled to receive the usual and customary fringe benefits extended by the recipient to other employees with comparable rank and duties.

Full-time Contract Employee ("FCE"): a full-time private sector employee (or self- employed person) who is not on the Recipient’s payroll but who works exclusively for the Recipient at the project location for a minimum of 35 hours per week for not less than four consecutive weeks, providing services that would otherwise be provided by a Full-time Permanent Employee. The position held by a Full-time Contract Employee must be a year-round position.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Grant Applications must be received by November 30, 2020.

Submit the completed application and supporting materials by email (preferred method) or by mail.

There is no cost to apply. If a grant request is approved, there may be a nominal, one-time flat fee to cover associated closing costs (e.g. credit reports, UCC searches, and filings, etc.).

If awarded a grant by the Agency, an applicant must provide a resolution of the board of directors, if applicable, or other certification acceptable to the Agency of an authorized officer of the company authorizing the acceptance of any approved grant proceeds.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications can be submitted one of the following ways:

A) Email electronically to covidgrants@ongov.net (Note: This is the preferred option); or

B) Mail to the following address:
Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency
333 West Washington Street, Suite 130
Syracuse, NY 13202

Questions regarding this program may be directed to Carolyn Evans-Dean via email at carolynevans-dean@ongov.net or (315) 435-3770.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Onondaga County

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