- Last Updated: 27 March 2020 27 March 2020
Please see below the update and download documents from SBA regarding the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program to send to your networks and contacts. We have heard that the webpage for SBA disaster assistance has either stalled or crashed during some application processes. SBA has advised us that since the rest of the country is also logging onto the portal, the system becomes overwhelmed, so the best times to apply online would be at either earlier in the day or later at night. However, as the EIDL applications continue to surge, SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance has provided an alternate method for applicants to submit and upload forms while the application portal is down for maintenance.
Here’s the link to the new application page with instructions for uploading documents: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html.
IMPORTANT: You may have to clear your browser cache if you receive an error accessing this page.
Some notes to help folks with the application:
The SBA is advising businesses to fill out the PDF forms and reach out to SBDC if they need assistance with compiling the financial information. They may request assistance with the application at www.nyssdbc.org to make an online request.
In addition to the attached forms, applicants will also need to submit the most recently filed tax returns for the business and all owners of the business or a justification if not available. Sole proprietors are required to complete the 5C loan application form. All other businesses should fill out the form 5 business loan application.
Notes on filling out the forms:
- On all forms “Damaged Property” simply refers to your primary location for the operations of the business.
- On Form 5, skip box 15, this only applies to property damage loans.
- There is no specific location to input a requested loan amount. The loan amount is determined by the supporting documents and any other relevant financial information provided that substantiates the economic injury.
- All owners with 20% or greater ownership in the business must be included in the application.
- Last Updated: 25 March 2020 25 March 2020
Pursuant to Governor Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on PAUSE" Executive Order, beginning Sunday, March 22, at 8 p.m., all non-essential businesses statewide must close in-office personnel functions.
Essential businesses or entities, are not subject to the in-person restriction, though they must continue to comply with the guidance and directives for maintaining a clean and safe work environment issued by the New York State Department of Health.
“Essential Business,” means:
- Last Updated: 18 March 2020 18 March 2020
March 18, 2020 --
All sports fields and courts, playgrounds, dog parks, and pavilions at all Town and Village of Ossining Parks will be closed until further notice. Our waterfront parks, walking and jogging trails will remain open, however, we strongly encourage social distancing at these locations. Even small gatherings of people can put you and/or others at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
Dale Cemetery and Sparta Cemetery are closed except for burials. Gatherings at burials are limited to 10 people.
If you have any questions about park closures, please contact the Recreation Department at (914) 941-3189.
If you have any questions about cemetery closures, please contact Dale Cemetery at (914) 941-1155 or the Town Supervisor's Office at (914) 762-6001.
As a reminder, all Town and Village of Ossining buildings, including the Joseph G. Caputo Community Center and Cedar Lane Arts Center, remain closed to the public. Food Scrap Recycling residential kits are not available for sale at this time. If you have any questions, or need assistance reaching a Town or Village of Ossining department, please contact the Town Supervisor's Office at (914) 762-6001 or the Village Manager's Office at (914) 941-3554.
Signs will be posted at all parks to remind visitors of these closures.
Thank you for your cooperation - we can all do our part to stop the spread!
Town and Village of Ossining
- Last Updated: 24 March 2020 24 March 2020
Town Board Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:30pm
THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA VIDEO CONFERENCING ONLY
Pursuant to Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 dated March 12, 2020
Members of the public can view the meeting via computer or mobile app:
Members of the public can listen to the meeting by dialing in via phone:
1 (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 641 487 438
**Please note that by dialing in, your phone number will be visible to the host, participants, and attendees of the meeting.**
- Last Updated: 19 March 2020 19 March 2020
Special Edition News from Congresswoman Nita Lowey:
Families First Coronavirus Response Act – New Guidance from CDC, State and Local Officials
As cases of COVID-19 continue to be identified across Westchester and Rockland, I will continue working closely with local, state, and federal officials to protect the public. You can find information here on my website about preventing the spread of the virus as well as additional resources.
Here are some helpful resources and updates on the work I'm doing in Congress to keep New Yorkers safe:
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- Disaster Loan Assistance for Small Businesses
- New Guidance from the CDC
- Social Security Support
- Resources to Keep our Communities Safe
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Our top priority in this public health emergency must be keeping the American people safe.
- Last week, I led the House in passing, on a bipartisan 363-40 vote, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster the federal government's response to the coronavirus outbreak and work to ensure communities like those in Westchester and Rockland have physical safety and financial security during this time of crisis.
- This legislation includes a temporary Medicaid funding boost that would deliver an increase of up to $6.7 billion for New York, the single largest amount to any state, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
- It also guarantees free coronavirus testing, secures paid emergency leave, enhances Unemployment Insurance, and strengthens food security initiatives.
- I will not stop working with my colleagues in Congress and throughout New York State to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on Lower Hudson Valley families.
- Click here or on the image above to watch my floor statement.
Disaster Loan Assistance for Small Business
I'm working to protect and heal our communities across all fronts in the face of COVID-19.
- Legislation I led in the House included $1 billion in loan subsidies to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small businesses, including nonprofits, experiencing financial losses as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
- Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties have been declared disaster areas eligible for disaster loan assistance through the SBA because they are contiguous with Connecticut, which already has a declaration. Small businesses in these counties may apply now.
- All of New York needs access to this critical assistance immediately. I am urging the SBA to expedite New York's request for disaster loan assistance to help all severly affected small businesses throughout the state.
New Guidance from the CDC
On Sunday, March 15, new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the cancelling all events of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks.
- The CDC made this recommendation in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.
- I join state and local officials in calling on New Yorkers to follow CDC guidelines.
- Everyone has a role to play in preventing the spread of the coronavirus to protect not only yourself but your loved ones and our most vulnerable citizens. Protect your community and practice social distancing.
Social Security Offices Closed
As of Tuesday, March 17, all Social Security offices are closed to the public for in-person service.
- Services remain available online at www.socialsecurity.gov or by phone at 1-800-772-1213.
Resources to Keep Our Communities Safe
We must remain cautious and attentive as our community cares for the ill and works to mitigate the impact of the virus across the Lower Hudson Valley.
Please continue to share these resources with those who have questions.
NOTE: These hotlines phone numbers offer Spanish-speaking services.
- People under self-quarantine or exposure to known case, call (866) 588-0195
- NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline (888) 364-3065
- For local COVID-19 information and resources, call 211 or visit http://www.hudson211.org/cms/node/430
For more helpful information visit https://health.westchestergov.com/2019-novel-coronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.
Staying in Touch
It is an honor to represent the Lower Hudson Valley in the United States Congress. To stay in touch and get the latest updates, please connect with me on Facebook and on Twitter.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact my office in Westchester County at (914) 428-1707, Rockland County at (845) 639-3485, or Washington, D.C., at (202) 225-6506, and we will do all we can to help.
Nita M. Lowey
Member of Congress
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Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833
16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
The Supervisor's Office is located on the third floor of the Town offices. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.