Interpreting the Latest Guidance

An informational document and flowchart concerning guidance changes to align with CDC recommendations has been posted on the NY Forward website and can be found here.


Empire State Development:

Business Pandemic Recovery Initiative 

Grants, tax credits and technical assistance programs for businesses affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

A grant program with awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 for eligible small business. 


Paycheck Protection Program:


NY Forward Loan – Easier Eligibility!

NY Forward Loan Presentation

NY Forward Loan FAQs

Read about other funding programs on the SEEC Funding Tools page



Links to the most accurate COVID tracking data

The NY Forward Dashboard by County is here:

School Covid info tracked here:

NY Micro-Cluster Strategy, Schoharie County Tier 4, here:

The COVID-19 health care crisis has challenged us to rethink the way we do business.

From the very beginning of the COVID-19 healthcare crisis, SEEC recognized the need to create a “go to” resource for small businesses.  It was from this realization that SEEC’s Resource Hub was born.

Paying a visit to the “Hub” offered businesses access to funding, timely articles, recently adopted legislation, and links to online training programs sponsored by state and federal agencies.  We felt that it was important to create a central place where entrepreneurs would be able to navigate the myriad of information circulating at the time.

Once the “go-to” information site, SEEC has transitioned it’s COVID Business Resource Hub into an important archival resource.  Moving forward, the newly launched SEEC website has become the “go to” for COVID-19 related business information.

Over the last several months, our focus has shifted to business reopening and priority needs such as public outreach campaigns, consistent enforcement, training and access to capital. Importantly, we have curated the funding resources for our region and provided direct links from our Funding Tools page.  The SEEC Resiliency Fund has awarded local money to local businesses adapting to the new normal and we continue to facilitate Economic Alliance and SchoCo Forward Business Task Force initiatives. SEEC is also redefining our Business, Retention & Expansion program having COVID-crisis learnings top-of-mind. We encourage ALL businesses to participate in the SchoCo Promise demonstrating our business community desire to stay healthy and stay open.

We recognize and continue to be proud of our local businesses for reimagining their future. SEEC is here to offer assistance and guidance along the way.