Jefferson County, NY Economic Development
(800) 553-4111

(COVID-19) – Business Resources

Jefferson County Economic Development is here to help, Call us at 315 782 5865 with any addtional questions:

*Dont forget you must apply for forgiveness of your PPP Loans!!! CLICK HERE for application

Phase 3 Reopening GUIDELINES!!

Jefferson County Operations and Informational page including links to PUBLIC HEALTH

Empire State Development has provided guidance on workplace reductions AND ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES HERE.  See Frequently asked questions HERE.

Legal Resources from Barclay Damon

JCLDC COVID-19 Emergency Working Capital Grant / Loan Program
For Details CLICK HERE!
For Application CLICK HERE! -funds depleted applications closed..

NEW National Grid Zero Percent Financing for Qualifying Energy Efficiency Projects!! Agriculture and Commercial/Industrial customers…CLICK HERE!
Example: Project costs $100,000 and National Grid’s incentive is $20,000.  You can finance the balance or $80,000 at 0% in most cases and even defer the first three months with no penalty if you would like.   Note, all payments will go to the vendor(s), so they will need to be brought into any discussion at some point.

National Grid Fast Track COVID-19 Manufacturing Productivity Program (MPP)
CLICK HERE for details

National Grid is partnering with regional NYS Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers to provide grants for eligible manufacturers up to $40,000 to retool, make critical care equipment, implement Lean Manufacturing and other important processes. Click link above for more info.

Federal Disaster Relief Programs:

*Dont forget you must apply for forgiveness of your PPP Loans!!! CLICK HERE for application

UPDATED 4/27/2020 SBA Funding Including PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loan GUIDEBOOK

Small Business Resources SBA.GOV
SBA Disaster Loan
SBA Payroll Protection Program
SBA loans available to non-profits in CARES ACT

Latest Payroll Protection Program (PPP) details:
PPP Overview
PPP Fact Sheet
PPP Application
PPP Current list of lenders to work with on your application. -fill out your application, SAVE IT to your computer, then call a lender on this list that you currently work with for further instructions.

Local/Regional Loan Programs:

North Country Alliance Emergency Working Capital Program  -Loans up to $25,000 for working capital for businesses and not-for-profits.

Development Authority of the North Country – for business needs now and support for the future, CLICK HERE  or

ANCA Local Food System Security Grant  -Expand your markets, supply chain or address production issues

United Way Crisis Fund

Unemployment Information:

Employees can apply for uneployment benefits here.  The 7 day wait period has been waived.

U.S. Dept of Labor announces new paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave implementation.
Click here for more information
Click here for the “Temporary Rule”
Click here for a slides of a Webinar that provies more in-depth analysis…I find the slides more useful than the actual webinar.
Click here for questions and answers

The Greater Watertown North County Chamber of Commerce also has a helpful page of resources. CLICK here to access that page.

Manufacturers:     Governor Cuomo has issued Executive Order No. 202.7 and New York on PAUSE Essential Businesses with details about the 100% in-person workforce reduction as of 3/21/2020. Essential businesses including food processing, are exempt from this requirementA waiver for businesses that request exemption form the reduction is available HERE.

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