President Trump has now signed the COVID-19 relief package that was approved by Congress last week. An overview of important points for the local business community is provided.
CCIDA AWARDS $5.7 MILLION IN FEDERAL EDA FUNDING IN FIRST ROUND OF FUNDING
The CCIDA Board approved funding for 28 businesses and non-profit entities in the following sectors: manufacturing/warehousing; not-for-profits; retail/commercial/agriculture; small business; and tourism/hospitality. All said, $5,736,293 in funding was approved by the Board of Directors after a thorough review by the Loan Committee, which will, in addition to retaining hundreds of jobs, create upwards of 100 new jobs.
CCIDA AWARDED $10.5 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING TO ESTABLISH NEW LOW-INTEREST REVOLVING LOAN FUND
The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) officially announced on September 9th that the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) has been selected as the recipient of a $10.5 million grant through the CARES Act, which will enable the agency to establish a new Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The RLF will provide capital in the form of low-interest loans to both businesses and non-profit organizations as a means to respond to economic injury resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Development Block Grants
This program offers eligible small businesses grants of up to $20,000. The application window opens June 23, 2020, and all businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as grant funds are limited.
County Executive PJ Wendel
County Executive PJ Wendel provides daily video updates about the COVID-19 Crisis and its impact on Chautauqua County. Follow the County Executive on Facebook to watch these updates LIVE.
This new website features businesses, bars, restaurants and activities that are currently OPEN in Chautauqua County, NY.
CHQ County Health Department COVID-19 Resources & Information
The Chautauqua County Department of Health is a community of public health professionals whose main purpose is to protect and promote your family’s health. The Health Department accomplishes this mission by preventing disease, prolonging meaningful life, protecting the environment, and providing leadership in health crises. The Department of Health has compiled a list of resources, […]
Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources
The Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages all businesses, regardless of size, to first and foremost ensure the safety of employees and customers and to be prepared for alternative business models as this situation is fluid and things are changing rapidly. The Chamber has compiled a list of resources and links that are designed to assist […]
Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau – COVID-19 Info.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has certainly changed the landscape for Americans, including those who would like to enjoy what the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Region of western New York has to offer. From what we understand at this point, the next month and perhaps longer will be a time of significant restriction in travel and our ability to enjoy […]
Local Restaurants Serving Take-Out
Numerous businesses are still working hard to keep their doors open even under limited circumstances. Many have already been managing takeout and delivery services, and others are ramping up quickly to provide good service in new ways. Go check them out here -> www.chqbuylocal.com