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ACCORD to Host Application Assistance Session for the Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant, September 24th, 2021

ACCORD Business department will be hosting an application assistance session on Friday, September 24th at 12pm for the Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant. The session will be held at ACCORD’s main office at 84 Schuyler St., Belmont. There will be 7 spots available for the session and will be on first come, first serve basis.

The Small Business Recovery Grant Program will provide funding to small/micro businesses, small for-profit independent arts, and cultural organizations to help them recover from the economic impact of the pandemic. Priority will be given to socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, including minority- and women-owned business enterprises, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, and businesses located in economically distressed communities. This is a grant, any funding that is received will not have to be paid back.

Grants will be for a minimum award of $5,000 and a maximum award of $50,000.  The award will be calculated based on a New York State business’ annual gross receipt for 2019. Reimbursable COVID-19 related expenses will be calculated from the start date of March 1st, 2020.

ACCORD will be working with the 7 clients on a personal level, guiding them through their application hands on. You will be asked to bring the required documentation in order to fill out the application in full. The list of required documents is listed below.

Masks will be required.

If you are interested in signing up for one of the available slots, please contact Jacob Winterhalter at 585-268-7605 or email at jwinterhalter@accord.org.

*****Required Documents*****

  • PROOF OF GROSS RECEIPTS LOSS OR OTHER ECONOMIC HARDSHIP

DOCUMENTS ACCEPTED

2019 and 2020 Business Income Tax returns.

-For corporations and LLCs – include IRS Form 1120

-For partnerships – include IRS Form 1065 and Schedule K-1

-For sole proprietors – include IRS Form 1040 Schedule C

-Completed IRS Form 4506-C

  • PROOF OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION

One of the following:

-Current Business License

-Current Business Certificate

-Certificate of Organization

-Certificate of Assumed Name (DBA)

-NYS Certificate of Authority

-Articles of Incorporation

-NYS municipality issued document showing authorization to operate in NYS

  • PROOF OF BUSINESS LOCATION AND CURRENT OPERATION

Two of the following documents

-Current lease

-Utility bill

-Current business bank statement

-Current business mortgage statement

-Business credit card statement

-Professional insurance bill

-Payment processing statement

-NYS ST-809 or ST-100 sales tax collection documentation.

  • SCHEDULE OF OWNERSHIP

-Listing of names, addresses, Social Security numbers (or, for non-US owners, Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers), phone numbers, e-mails, percentage ownership, and photo ID for any owners with 20% or more ownership of the business.

  • PROOF OF NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

-Most recently submitted NYS-45 document for employer firms.

  • FOR FUNDS DISTRIBUTION

-W-9 and bank account information