The purpose of this web page is to consolidate all of the resources WEDI has come across that are available for you and your business. WEDI's Relationship Managers are available to assist you in accessing these resources. Please contact us if you need assistance.
During the next three (3) months it is very important that you and your business reduce as much money leaving as possible. Contact your lenders and creditors - they will offer deferred payments and other special programs to help. This includes your commercial and residential landlord too. Message from WEDI to all new clients. | Message from WEDI to all existing clients.
New York Economy Re-Opening – Safely Re-Open Your Business
We encourage all businesses to complete the Safety Plan Template which should be made available to the Health Department if your business must be inspected. As New York State enters Phase II of re-opening it is important that you review the following best practices document.
FUNDING FOR YOUR BUSINESS:
If your business has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic then you may qualify for these products offered.
Buffalo Business Blitz
Raising the Bar Restaurant Recovery
Caleb Brown – The Urban Excellence Community Grant
WomensNet - The Amber Grant
GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund
COVID-19 Funding for WNY and Finger Lakes Businesses
Erie County Back to Business Grant Program
Erie County Microenterprise Loan/Grant Program
Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) COVID-19 Disaster Relief
Small Business Administration
Review the different options (the SBA is currently offering four  different disaster aid products for businesses)
Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Aid (Instructions, with download forms and links)
Apply for Paycheck Protection Program (Instructions, with download forms and links)
The Neighborly Fund
New York Forward Loan Fund
The Red Backpack Fund for Female Entrepreneurs
HoneyComb Crowdfunded Small Business Relief Loan
Kiva Financial Assistance
LISC's Small Business Relief
PERSONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
The COVID Rent Relief Extension Program
Apply for rent relief - deadline February 1, 2021
New York State Unemployment
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
More coming... As of May 6: Across New York State is a government suspension of all evictions and foreclosures until August 20.
OFFICIAL RESOURCE PAGES:
United States Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Development Centers
We will continue to update this page as we learn of more resources that are available for you and your business.