NEW Updates For Monday, March 15, 2021
Upcoming Webinars:

What: Legal and human resource guidance to avoid COVID-related litigation, defending COVID lawsuits, COVID lawsuit trends.

When: March 25, 2021, at 9 A.M. ET

Who: Edward Kowalski, Human Resources Director, Ethan Allen HR Services and David R. Wise, Partner, Mackey, Butts & Wise, LLP.

Register: Click here
What: Work Local First Job Fair

When: March 30, 2021, at 10 A.M. ET

What: If you're seeking employment with some of the top companies in the Hudson Valley, then the Work Local First Job Fair is for you. Registration is required to join the virtual job fair.


Register: Click here
What: PPP, ERTC, and COVID-19 Relief Updates from the American Rescue Plan Act

When: March 17, 2021, at 12 P.M. ET

Who: Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel, Legal Foundation, NFIB, Holly Wade, Executive Director, NFIB Research Center

Register: Click here
NEW Business Resources:
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration announced extended deferment periods for all disaster loans, including the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, until 2022.

  • All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have the first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of the note.

  • All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2021, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have the first payment due date extended from 12-months to 18-months from the date of the note.

  • An updated Q&A document for the Paycheck Protection Program has been released and can be found HERE.

  • The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, has provided updated guidance to assist businesses in calculating their payroll costs (and the relevant documentation that is required to support each set of calculations) for purposes of determining the maximum amount of a First Draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for each type of business. The guidance can be found HERE.

  • Additional guidance has been released for businesses seeking a second draw PPP loan that can be found HERE.
 
NYS COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Information:
  • Summary of Reopening Timeline
  • Beginning March 15: Weddings and Catered Events Can Resume Statewide following guidelines HERE.
  • Beginning March 19: Restaurants Outside New York City Can Move to 75% Indoor Capacity. The Food Services guidelines will be updated with this information.
  • Beginning March 22:
  • Residential Gatherings
  • Indoor gathering limit will continue to be restricted to 10 people
  • Outdoor gathering limit will increase to 25 people
  • Non-residential Gatherings
  • Indoor maximum will increase to 100 people
  • Outdoor maximum will increase to 200 people
  • Beginning March 26: Indoor Family Entertainment Centers Can Open limited to 25% capacity though guidelines have not yet been issued.
  • Beginning April 2: Event, Arts and Entertainment Venues Can Reopen, though guidelines have not yet been issued.
  • Restricted to 33% capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors
  • With proof of a negative COVID test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors
  • Beginning April 9: Outdoor Amusement Parks Can Open at 33% capacity though guidelines have not yet been issued.
  • 14 Community-Based Pop-Up Vaccination Sites Coming Online This Week to Vaccinate More Than 4,000 New Yorkers
  • Bolstering State's Commitment to Ensuring Fairness and Equity in Vaccine Distribution Process
  • Community-Based 'Pop Up' Vaccination Sites Have Enabled Over 54,000 New Yorkers to Receive First Dosage of Vaccine
  • Host Sites and Partner Providers Conduct Outreach Within Their Communities and Work with Community Leaders and Organizations to Identify Eligible New Yorkers and Schedule Vaccination Appointments
  • Quarantine for Domestic Travel Will No Longer Be Required Starting April 1
  • While No Longer Required, Quarantine After Domestic Travel is Still Advised as Added Precaution
  • Mandatory Quarantine Remains in Effect for International Travelers
  • All Travelers Covered Must Continue to Fill Out Traveler Health Form Upon Arrival Into New York State
 
COVID resources for your organization
Business Resources:
  • NYS Small Business Development Center has published a list of micro-grant and micro-loan programs for pandemic relief. View it HERE.
  • The U.S. Small Business Association has created a streamlined webpage of federal resources which you can find HERE. It includes:
  • Funding options
  • Tax credits and tax filing help
  • Contracting assistance
  • And more!
  • 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • NYS Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 NYS Community Development Block Grant Program competitive application for Public Infrastructure, Public Facility and Community Planning projects and open round application for Economic Development and Microenterprise activities.
  • CDBG Economic Development, Small Business & Microenterprise Application materials are available now. Applications for Open Round Economic Development and Microenterprise applications will be accepted throughout 2021 with rolling awards.
  • $17 Million in Funding Available for New York Communities' Climate Goals
  • NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program Can Help You Reach Your Community’s Climate Goals
  • Learn more about how the program works or connect with your Clean Energy Community Coordinator to get started
  • Find a Coordinator here
Funding Assistance:

Technical Assistance for Businesses:
 
Resources for Employers/Employees:
 
Resources for Individuals:
  • New Tool to Help New Yorkers Access Critical Social Service Benefits Here
  • For Job Seekers:
  • NYS Department of Labor’s Jobs Express website
  • SUNY Online Training Center – Free skill-building, college prep, and employment certification programs with one-on-one career coaching
  • Free Online Platform for New Yorkers to Learn New Job Skills, Earn Certificates & Advance Their Careers: Create a free account with Coursera HERE
  • Dutchess One Stop Career Center - Free employment-related services for employers and job seekers including job postings, job fairs, resume help, interview skills, and online trainings with Coursera. For individuals that meet the eligibility requirements, funding assistance for training and on-the-job training opportunities are also available. Transportation assistance (defensive driving courses, DMV registration, auto insurance assistance and more) is offered for qualified individuals

Hudson Valley list of local PPE suppliers: CLICK HERE
Representative Contacts
County Representatives:
County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro, County Executive (R)
Phone: 486-2000
Fax: 486-2021
 
County Legislature A. Gregg Pulver, Chairman (R)
Carolyn Morris, Clerk
Toll Free: 866-694-4800
Phone: 486-2100
Fax: 486-2113
 
County Clerk Bradford Kendall, County Clerk (R)
Toll Free: 866-694-4700
Phone: 486-2120
Records Room: 486-2125
Fax: 486-2138
 
Comptroller Robin Lois, Comptroller (D)
Phone: 486-2050
Fax: 486-2055
 
Sheriff's Office Adrian Anderson, Sheriff (R)
Phone: 486-3800
Sheriff’s Tip Line: 845-605-2583
NYS Sheriffs' Victim Hotline: 888-846-3469

State Representatives:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo (D)
State Capitol
Albany, NY 12224
518-474-8390

State Senators:
Pete Harckham (D, WF) - 40th District
Albany Office 
188 State Street, Legislative Office Bldg
Albany, NY 12247
518-455-2340
 
Susan Serino (R) - 41st District
Albany Office 
617 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
518-455-2945

 

State Assembly Assemblymembers:
Kevin A. Cahill (D) - District 103
716 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4436
District Office:  
1 Albany Ave., Governor Clinton Bldg., Suite G-4,
Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-9610
 
Jonathan G. Jacobson (D) - District 104 
435 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5762
District Office: 
154 North Plank Road, Suite 2
Newburgh, NY 12550
845-562-0888
 
Kieran Michael Lalor (R) - District 105
531 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248 
518-455-5725
District Office:
1075 Rt. 82, North Hopewell Plaza, Suite #1
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
845-221-2202
 
Didi Barrett (D) - District 106
553 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5177
District Office:
12 Raymond Avenue, Suite 105
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
845-454-1703
 
Federal Representatives:
President Joseph Biden (D)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
 
Federal Senate Representatives:
Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D)
478 Russell
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-4451
Fax: 202-228-0282
 
Charles E. Schumer (D)
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: 202-224-6542
Fax: 202-228-3027
 
Federal Congressional Representatives:
Sean Patrick Maloney (D) - 18th District
2331 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: 202-225-5441
Fax: 202-225-3289
District Office
123 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone: 845-561-1259
Fax: 845-561-2890

Antonio Delgado (D) - 19th District
1007 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-5614
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