The Mohawk Valley SBDC is ready to assist your small business during this challenging time. Schedule an appointment with one of our business advisors or call us at (315) 731-5884.
Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program is June 30. There is still funding available. Contact your lender to apply.
Revised PPP Forgiveness Applications

The SBA and U.S. Treasury have released updated loan forgiveness applications for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Portal Reopened

SBA has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. If interested, apply NOW before the remaining funds are allocated.
Phase 3 & 4 Reopening (New)

The Mohawk Valley region is currently in Phase 3 reopening. The region is expected to enter Phase 4 soon. Businesses and organizations included in Phase 4 should prepare to follow the Phase 4 guidelines upon reopening.
Additional reopening guidance and updates are available at
Digital Cybersecurity Competency Webinar
Steps to Protect Your E-commerce Business from Online Cyberthreats During COVID-19
June 29; 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Since the announcement of the global pandemic, many e-commerce businesses have been targeted by cyberthreats globally. Coronavirus-related spear phishing attacks have seen a 667% increase since March 2020. The exposure to e-commerce websites is greater than ever. SMBs are being targeted for ongoing cyberattacks as they are connecting from their home to continue conducting business. Come learn steps and tools you can take to protect yourself and your value-chain from potential cyber attacks.
Bid Opportunities Webinar
July 1; 1:00-2:00 PM

BidLinx, the NY SBDC government contract bid-matching service, helps you find government contract opportunities by giving you access to a national bid-matching service at no charge. BidLinx monitors 3,500 bid source sites daily and saves you hours and even days of research delivering customized bid opportunities to your inbox once a day.

This webinar is hosted by SBDC Government Contracting Coordinator Gina Hayduk and Mohawk Valley SBDC Director Roxanne Mutchler. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
2020 NYS Mohawk Valley Regional MWBE Opportunities EXPO

The MWBE Regional Expos are designed to connect minority- and women-owned businesses to New York State agencies, authorities, and prime contractors.
Oneida County Shop Small Business Week (New)
June 29 - July 4

Oneida County in partnership with Mohawk Valley EDGE, the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Rome Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber Alliance of the Mohawk Valley and Oneida County Tourism will designate the week of June 29th as "Shop Small Business Week."
It’s easy for you to participate and win great local prizes… all you have to do is shop small and share a photo of your loot using #loyaltolocal315.
Oneida County Microenterprise Program (New)

Mohawk Valley EDGE has announced the Oneida County Microenterprise Program. Grants from $5,000 to $35,000 are available.

  • Businesses must be in the manufacturing, warehousing and distribution, agri-business, high-tech, research and development and traditional and innovative small business sectors
  • Must employ five or fewer employees, including the business owner(s)
  • Must be located within Oneida County, but outside of the CDBG entitlement cities of Utica and Rome
  • Project must result in either the creation or retention of jobs which are available to low- to moderate income (LMI) persons as defined by Office of Community Renewal guidelines
  • Applicant must present a reasonable likelihood for long-term viability based upon issues such as feasibility, marketability, management, competition, and capitalization
  • Funds must be used for the purchase of capital assets such as machinery and equipment, or working capital
  • Utilization of funds must be eligible pursuant to the guidelines governing the CDBG program
Innovation Collective Coffee and Concepts (New)
July 1; 7:30 AM

Innovation Collective's first in-person Coffee and Concepts since the onset of COVID-19 will occur outdoors next week, location TBD. Join the Innovation Collective: Utica Facebook Group for details on this and all of Innovation Collective's events.
Herkimer County IDA Microenterprise Grant Fund

The Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency is pleased to announce the development of a Microenterprise Grant Fund. Funding from the state in the amount of $200,000 will be granted to small and start-up businesses with five or fewer employees, that want to establish or expand a new or existing business located within Herkimer County. Grant amounts will range from $5,000 to $35,000, depending upon job creation and owner’s income status.
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