New Source of Relief for Westchester Businesses

Starting next week, Westchester small businesses and nonprofits will have a new option for securing COVID-19 relief funds. The Westchester County Office of Economic Development has announced a new $10 million grant program for the county’s businesses and nonprofits with 99 or fewer employees.

The Westchester County Business FIRST program will accept applications from September 21 at 10 a.m. through September 30, 2020 at midnight.

The grants of up to $49,000 each can be used to fund employee retention and support efforts, rent or mortgage payments, remote work technology, safety equipment, working capital and other expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application Assistance & Free Webinar

If you have any questions about your eligibility, application or documentation requirements once the program opens, please contact our Crisis Response & Recovery professionals at 212.223.6216 or

We also invite you to join our next Westchester webinar, Reopening & Rebuilding Your Westchester Business. Hear from our business, HR, technology and tax specialists on how to manage your relief funds, cash flow, remote staff and reopening plans. Click here to learn more.

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