Welcome to SEEC’s COVID-19 Business Resource Hub

In response to the Schoharie County COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, SEEC Associates have scoured the internet, sourced trade associations, government agencies and banking experts to present the latest and most credible information to help organizations and professionals BEST manage their business through this COVID-19, world pandemic crisis.  Not only will business owners and not-for-profit leaders find resources here – so, too, will creative professionals, independent contractors, crafters and farmers.

Schoharie County Public Health Updates

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New York State Liquor Authority Guidance on Outdoor Expansion of Licensed Premises in Response to COVID-19 Outbreak​

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SEEC Announces $75,000 Resiliency Fund for the Schoharie County Business Community

Read all about it in the Times Journal.

Read the official press release here.

Click HERE to read Resiliency Fund Policy Guidelines. 

Click HERE to download Resiliency Fund  application

If you do not have a written business plan summary, please 

consider one of these resources: Service Business Template or Product Business Template.

All completed applications can be emailed to SEEC Executive Director Julie Paccatte at [email protected] 

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF)

Pre-Applications Available NOW!

Pre-applications are now available for the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE. 

Click below for more information about eligibility or to fill out a pre-application:

New York Forward Loan Fund

NY Forward:

The Pivot to Reopening

Governor Cuomo outlined guidelines that will help regions create individual plans 

based on facts and data to reopen New York.

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Map of the 10 regions of the state and a list of counties within each region.

The state will monitor core factors to determine if a region can reopen.

The loosening of restrictions in New York will be considered on a regional basis, based on the following criteria. These criteria are designed to allow phased reopenings to begin in each region only if:

• The infection rate is sufficiently low;

• The health care system has the capacity to absorb a potential resurgence in new cases;

• Diagnostic testing capacity is sufficiently high to detect and isolate new cases; and

• Robust contact-tracing capacity is in place to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Regional Control Rooms

The regional control room will monitor regional metrics during the reopening process. These regional control rooms will monitor the hospitalization rate, death rate, number of new hospitalizations, hospital bed capacity, ICU bed capacity, testing and contact tracing within its region during reopening and alert the state if the region's metrics no longer meet the reopening guidelines and adjust the reopening plan for that region accordingly.

We are pleased Schoharie County Supervisor Federice/Chairman of the Board is representing Schoharie County.

View a list of members of each regional control room

View SEEC's Reopening Task Force presentation

Latest Information from 

The SBA (Small Business Association)

May 7, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Funds Still Available

Round Two still has over $100 Billion for Borrowers in Need

Click here to view the latest press release for the SBA

On Monday, April 27, the SBA resumed accepting

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications from participating lenders

Click here for a list of authorized PPP lenders.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) & Advances: The SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the EIDL -COVID-19 related assistance program, including EIDL Advances, based on available appropriations funding. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Previous EIDL & Advances Status: If you submitted an application, received correspondence from SBA, and have a loan number that begins with a “3”, you are in the queue and your patience is appreciated. If you would like to further inquire about the process and unders​tand what to expect next you should contact the 

Office of Disaster Assistance 24/7 Customer Service line at 800-659-2955. 

Latest Information from the SBDC

(Small Business Development Center)

May 15, 2020

SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Resources

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Contact the Albany Small Business Development Center (serving Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie Warren and Washington Counties)

Points of Light

THANK YOU, Universal Plastics!

Universal Plastics in Howes Cave, NY donated 100 plastic face shields to Cobleskill Regional Hospital this week. Click here to read all about it in this week's Times Journal.

Business Tip of the Week:

Five Things NY Business should be doing ahead of ReOpening: 1. Manage Your Cash Flow. 2. Prepare Your Workforce. 3. Identify Profit Drivers. 4. Streamline Your Processes. 5. Find Ways to Innovate. For the full Albany Business Review article click here.

Utility Relief 

The Schoharie County COVID-19 Business Impact Survey revealed most businesses reported immediate “Utility Relief” was necessary. Not only has the Public Service Commission mandated protections for businesses and individuals during this crisis, many utilities have risen to the occasion ensuring students and workers have the resources they need. If your business has not done so already, contact your service provider to make service and payment arrangements.

National Grid Offers Zero Percent Financing 

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Workforce Programs

  • Unemployment
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Department of Labor

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Access to Capital

  • Small Business Administration
  • Pursuit
  • Paycheck Protection Program

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Safety Regulations

  • Centers for Disease Control
  • NYS Department of Health

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  • Farmer Relief Fund
  • CADE

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Trade Associations

  • NYS Hospitality & Tourism
  • Farm Bureau
  • NYS Restaurant Association

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Volunteer Opportunities 

  • SALT Development
  • Joshua Project
  • Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley

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  • Empire State Development
  • NYS Liquor Authority
  • Schoharie County Tourism
  • SEEC

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Government Representatives Resource Guide

  • Learn the latest news from our elected officials

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