How to Apply for the Small Business Recovery Grant from New York State

Starting on June 10th, you can apply for New York State’s COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recover Grant Program to help businesses that lost 25% or more in sales from 2019 to 2020.

El estado de Nueva York lanzó una subvención para ayudar a que los negocios pequeños se recuperen. Para leer más sobre este programa en español, visite aquí.

For more information about this grant, visit nysbusinessrecovery.ny.gov OR call JARC member WHEDco at (347) 973-0945

How to fill outthe application

This step-by-step instructional will show you what you need to apply for this grant and how to fill out your application.

Video length: 36 minutes

How to upload your documentation

This video shows you how to upload your supporting documentation to the Lendistry portal

Video length: 20 minutes

Documents Required

Government-issued photo ID, like a drivers license or a passport

2019 & 2020 business and individual income taxes:



Application Certification, initialed and signed.

One of the following proof of Business Organization:

  • Current Business License
  • Current Business Certificate
  • Certificate of Organization
  • Certificate of Assumed Name (DBA)
  • NYS Certificate of Authority
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • NYS municipality issued document showing authorization to operate in NYS, such as TLC or Food Vendors license

Two proofs of business location and operation, such as:

  • Current lease or mortgage statement
  • Utility bill
  • Business bank statement
  • Credit card statement
  • Professional insurance bill
  • Payment processing statement
  • NYS ST-809 or ST-100 sales tax collection documentation.
  • If you have employees: Form NYS-45
  • If you have multiple owners: a list of owners, including Photo ID, names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, phone numbers, e-mails, and percentage ownership. Proof of number of employees (NYS-45 for employer firms)
  • Completed IRS Form 4506-C (only if requested)