Resources For Businesses: Loans & Grants

Here are some Business Resources to get you through the Corona Virus Crisis. We’ll be updating this page as we get new information, so please check back frequently.

Suffolk County Business Industry Sector Operating and Reopening Best Practices

Document Purpose: The information contained within is a collection of local and national resources to assist various industry sectors and businesses(based on NAICScode)in safely operating and reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is subject to change and based on best practices by industry professionals to protect public health. The information contained within this document does not change any orders or restrictions on which businesses are or are not allowed to operate at this time.

For information on essential/non-essential businesses, please visit: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

Available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000. Gather the appropriate documents

NYC Small Business Continuity Fund(Zero-Interest Loans)

Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who are seeing a decrease in revenue of 25% or more will be eligible for zero-interest loans up to $75,000 to help mitigate profit losses.

Federal Small Business Administration Assistance Loans

As a small business, small agricultural cooperative, small business engaged in aquaculture, or private non-profit organization, you may borrow up to $2 million. Choose ‘Economic Injury‘ as the reason for the loan request.

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

The Stony Brook SBDC is one of the SBA’s designated Partners to provide support services for this effort.
Click Here for more information and guidance in submitting your application.

Verizon and LISC Come Together to Support Small Businesses with COVID-19 Recovery Fund