March 19, 2020

SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza has approved a statewide disaster declaration for NY. Eligible small businesses may now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) online at  Businesses can take advantage of free assistance offered by SBA’s network of Resource Partners for help with preparing their loan applications. They may visit to find local help. The NYS Small Business Development Center network recommends submitting a request for assistance online at

Please don’t hesitate to contact Dan Rickman at the SBA office with any additional questions on behalf of your constituents.


Dan Rickman
Deputy District Director
Upstate New York
U.S. Small Business Administration
(315) 471-9393 ext. 241
(518) 951-9274 cell