COVID-19-Related Resources for Small Businesses

NYC Commercial Lease Assistance (CLA) Program: Funded by NYC Small Business Services, the CLA Program allows TakeRoot and our partners Volunteers of Legal Service and Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A to provide direct representation to qualifying small businesses in negotiations for lease modifications, terminations, renewals and other lease-related issues.

Small Business Legal Relief Alliance (Various): Coalition of legal service organizations and law firms providing free telephonic consultations on a range of COVID-19-related issues, including leases, employment, contracts, insurance and taxes

FAQ for Small Businesses with Commercial Leases (TakeRoot, VOLS & Brooklyn Legal Services Corp A): General guidance for small businesses on legal questions relating to their operations and commercial leases

Resources for Small Businesses & Vendors in New York City (USBnyc): A list of legal, financial, government, private sector and public sector resources in New York City and the United States, as well as initiatives around the world

Small Business Employment Issues and COVID-19 (The Legal Aid Society): Review of employment issues including sick leave, employment leave, NY Paid Family Leave, Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and unemployment insurance

Filing Insurance Claims and COVID-19 (The Legal Aid Society): Guidance on small business insurance policies

Commercial Lease Considerations and COVID-19 (The Legal Aid Society): Guidance on commercial lease issues and contracts

Commercial Contracts and COVID-19 (The Legal Aid Society): Guidance on various aspects of commercial leases

Resources for Small Businesses (Albany Law School): List of federal and localized resources for small businesses; see also three webinars on general commercial lease issuesprotections for small businesses and current resources for small businesses

Guide for Small Businesses (NYC Small Business Services): General best practices for businesses, specific guidance on take-out and delivery sales and a FAQ on workplace issues, along with other resources around city financial resources

Small Business Guidance and Resources (Fedeal Small Business Administration): General guidance for businesses, including funding opportunities

List of Business Resources (Start Small Think Big): Series of resources for small business, including guides and webinars

Comparison of SBA Programs (ICA Group): Chart comparing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)Program; Paycheck Protection Program (PPP); and Small Business Debt Relief program offered by the SBA

*Last Updated: Oct 14, 2020*

Neither the list above nor the contents on the websites listed constitute legal advice or an endorsement of any services or service providers in which TakeRoot Justice is not directly involved.