August 03, 2022

Update – NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program: Change in Requirements May Make You Eligible

An update has been made to the NY State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that you need to know about! There’s still funding available for grants up to $50,000 and the eligibility requirement of showing profitability in 2019 has now been lifted.  

Was your business not able to apply because the program required you to demonstrate positive net profit on your 2019 Business Tax Return? That requirement has been lifted, so you may now be eligible.

New Applicants:

Click here to apply!

Visit and scroll to the Application Guide section for a step-by-step guide to filling in the application, available in 14 languages.

Existing Applicants:

If you have already applied to this program and been denied due to this requirement, you don’t need to do anything! Lendistry will reach out to you directly by email if your eligibility has changed. Do not fill out a new application. If you do not hear from Lendistry soon, check in with the Call Center number listed below. 

For language assistance, guidance on eligibility requirements or any additional questions, please contact the program’s call center at 1-877-721-0097 or visit

Don’t miss out on grant funding! 

For assistance, guidance on eligibility requirements, or any additional questions please contact Natalie Vichnevsky.