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The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping small businesses who are suffering substantial economic hardships as a result of the Coronavirus.

Please fill out our survey below and a member of our team will follow up with you for assistance.

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For assistance, please contact us at (212) 491-9640 or email

Upcoming News


New York State is Still Under “Pause” Order

While some areas of NY State have reopened, the City of New York is still under a Stay-at-Home Order. The current order extends until Saturday June 13th, 2020.

When Will NYC Businesses be Allowed to Open?

Once NYC meets all 7 metrics, non-essential businesses will reopen in phases with two weeks in between each phase. Re-opening dates for each phase will be set once the City meets the 7 Metrics.

· Phase 1: non-essential retail shops can reopen but only with curbside or in-store pickup service (customers cannot shop around the store). This includes clothing stores, gift shops, and florists. *NOTE: Currently, only single-employee non-essential retail shops have been able to operate with the curbside or at-door service. This can continue until the “re-opening” date in NYC happens and then at that point you can begin to have more staff in the store.

· Phase 2: professional services (hair salons, barbershops, accountants, etc.), in-store retail shopping, real estate services, administrative office workers

· Phase 3: dine-in service at restaurants

· Phase 4: schools, museums, entertainment venues

Learn about the metrics and NYC progress by visiting the New York State” Regional Monitoring Dashboard.

Apply for Financial Assistance

New York Forward Loan Fund

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is 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.

Pre-applications for the New York Forward Loan Fund will be open tomorrow, May 26, 2020 at Noon Eastern Time.

Click the link below for more info and apply!

Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

Click Here for Highlights of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

For assistance with this loan program, please contact the New York Women’s Chamber at

If you received Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) funding from your bank, we have posted some initial guidance to help maintain records for loan forgiveness, click here to learn more.

Citizens Committee for NYC


To help Manhattan’s West Side small businesses experiencing financial distress due to the impact of COVID-19, the West Side Community Fund, in partnership with Citizens Committee for New York City, has launched the West Side Small Business Grants (WSSBG).

WSSBG grants of $5,000 to $10,000 will fill gaps in funding by prioritizing businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women.

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants

As part of Salesforce’s commitment to small businesses and giving back to the community, Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak.

Navigate below to see if you are eligible and how to continue with an application.