Federal individual tax return
(2019) of all the business’s
Federal business tax return
(2019) – Schedule C or Form
Current business licensing,
certificate, or permits
Business profit & loss
statement representing at
least three (3) months in
Completed Application (will be
(website opening 1/25)
Opening date January 25 , 2021
Business mortgage or rent payments
Property/Building maintenance fees
Critical business services or operations software
Business-related health, property and casualty, and liability insurance payments
Salaries or wages of all business employees
Purchase of safety supplies/materials for employees
Assistance to create jobs and expand microenterprises that provide medical, food delivery, cleaning, and other services to support home health and quarantine
Financial assistance for business stabilization including business license fees, and payroll payments
Assistance to avoid job loss caused by business closures related to social distancing
A minimum of 51% of owners of the business must fall in
the Low-to-Moderate Income level (chart will be provided).
The business must be a privately held for-profit business operating in a commercial facility in the City of Buffalo.
The business must provide goods and services to multiple people or other businesses within the City of Buffalo.
The business must have been in operation before September 1, 2020
The business must employ a maximum of five (5) individuals including owner(s).
The business and all owners must be up to date on all payments and taxes owed to the City of Buffalo.
A minimum of 51% of owners must reside in the City of Buffalo.
The business must not be in receivership or bankruptcy.
The primary objective is to minimize long-term economic hardship to microenterprise businesses (fewer than 5 employees) in the City of Buffalo, which may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide immediate financial relief. The Program will target those businesses most heavily impacted by the pandemic. Eligible businesses may receive a maximum of $10,000.00 per business to go towards business expenses incurred on or after April 1, 2020. Technical assistance will be offered to help maximize the value of the award.
Receipts for expenses must be
submitted within 90 days of
grant disbursement being