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Financing Assistance

Get the Help You Need to Secure the Financing That’s Right for You

Businesses can access free assistance to apply to available loan and grant resources, including federal, state, local, and private funds. We help businesses:

  • Understand which financial product is best suited for their needs
  • Review and put together documents
  • Calculate loan repayment terms
  • Connect with multiple lenders – including banks, credit unions, non-profit lenders and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Prepare SBA loan forgiveness documents
  • Understand loan payment deferment options

Request Financing Assistance

Note: This is not a loan application. Lenders will require a formal application and may request additional documents.

Ready to apply for business funding on your own?
Visit SBS's online funding marketplace:
NYC Funds Finder

Are you a mission driven lender who wants to connect small businesses to capital?

Read more about how to get involved.

Available City-Sponsored Funds:

Submit an inquiry form for the Contract Financing Loan Fund.
Access loans of up to $1,000,000 at an interest rate of 3% to a contract with a City agency or City-funded entity.

Available State Funds:

Grow your small business with up to $150,000 in funding from the New York Forward Loan Fund 2.
Learn more and pre-apply today.

Empire State Development (ESD) has developed a suite of capital access and equity programs [the New York State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)] to help New York State small businesses recover from the economic effects of COVID-19 and allow them the opportunity to succeed. Find out which SSBCI programs can help you here.

Available Federal Funds

Grant and loan programs are available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Learn more here.

Want to learn more about all available financing options for your business?

Attend an Upcoming Webinar