COVID-19-Related Resources for

Worker Cooperatives, Small Businesses and Nonprofits



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Worker Cooperative Resources


FAQ for Immigrant-Owned Worker Cooperatives on Federal Funding Options (Various)  •

·      General guidance for immigrant worker owners applying for federal funding programs


Resources for Worker Cooperatives (New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives) • •

·      Compilation of resources with a framing toward supporting worker cooperatives in New York City


Resources for Worker Cooperatives (U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives) • •

·      Compilation of resources with a framing toward supporting worker cooperatives nationally


Small Business Resources


Commercial Lease Assistance (“CLA”) Program (CLA Program) •

·      City-funded program providing free legal services for small businesses


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 (CLA Program) •

·      General guidance on a series of legal questions that small businesses may have as it relates to their operations and commercial leases


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 & 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


Resources for Small Businesses (Albany Law School) • • •

·      List of federal and localized resources for small businesses; see also three webinars on general commercial lease issues, protections 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 (Small Business Administration (“SBA”)) • •

·      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


Nonprofit Resources


Setting up a Disaster Relief Fund for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 (IRS) •

·      Resources from the IRS around how to set up a mutual aid fund through a nonprofit corporation, including webinars

Resources for New York Nonprofits (Lawyers Alliance New York) •

·      Compilation of resources for nonprofits throughout New York City


Government and Private Aid Options (Lawyers Alliance New York) •

·      Compilation of financial resources for nonprofits


Insurance Coverage Considerations for Nonprofits (Lawyers Alliance New York) • •

·      Answers to key questions regarding insurance that are relevant to nonprofits in New York


*Last Updated: May 9, 2020*


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