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Small businesses in Auburn that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for financial assistance made available through the US Federal Bailout Act.

The Cayuga Economic Development Agency announced this week that it has been hired by the City of Auburn to administer $500,000 in funding to businesses in the city whose operations and financial condition have been impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

A small business can apply for up to $40,000 in grants for expenses incurred after March 3, 2021. To be eligible, businesses must have no more than 500 employees or, if applicable, the size standard by number of employees. ’employees established by the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and cause adverse economic impact, or economic harm such as loss of earnings or revenue.

Businesses can apply until 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at auburnny.gov/planning-economic-development/bids/coronavirus-state-and-local-fiscal-recovery-funds.

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Applicants will need to create an account before completing the online application. When applying, make sure you have an active email account to receive updates.

Anyone needing help completing the online application should contact a CEDA specialist to schedule an appointment. Danielle Szabo can be reached at [email protected] or (315) 252-3500 x 231; and Julia Foster can be reached at [email protected] or (315) 252-3500 x 232.

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