Cayuga County COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Assistance Grant

Cayuga County small business maximum grant amount is $10,000 per small business.  The total amount of funds available in the program is $500,000.

To distribute these funds widely and equitably, the County will likely award less than the maximum amount.

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Application Dates

Opens Tuesday, November 1st 2022 and closes Thursday, December 15th, 2022 at 4:00pm.


*Read the Policy Guidelines for a full list of eligibility criteria.

  • Business was established and operating on or before December 31, 2019
  • Business experienced a loss of equal to or greater than 10% when comparing FY20 and FY21 tax returns to FY19 tax returns
  • Business is located in Cayuga County and licensed to do business in NYS and Cayuga County
  • Business has 25 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2020
  • Business has annual gross receipts of less than or equal to $1,000,000.
  • Business is not delinquent on any taxes
  • Business is not delinquent on any local loans
  • Business is not currently filed or has filed for bankruptcy
  • Business is not a franchise
  • Business is not a chain
  • Business is not a passive real-estate business entity (passive income)
  • Business did not receive more than $2,500 from the City of Auburn’s Pandemic Small Business Grant Program
  • Business will enter into a Grant Agreement with Cayuga County that will include, but is not limited to, evidence of expenditures and outcomes through a one-time, end of program report.


Apply for the Grant.

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