Updates to Business Reopening Guidelines
Outdoor and Indoor Dining
Plastic Bag Ban
Commercial Evictions & Foreclosures
Business Closures by Zones
Brooklyn now has revised zone-based guidelines as follows:
Small Business Grant Programs
LISC has launched the NYC Small Business Relief & Recovery Fund, and in partnership with 16 community-based organizations across each borough, will provide direct grants of $10,000 to New York City minority-owned small businesses. The next application round begins October 15. For further information, contact Ibrahima Souare at [email protected]
Brooklyn Chamber Resources
WE ARE COMMITTED to helping Brooklyn businesses and industries recover from the financial and other hardships caused by the pandemic.
Small Business Resources Network
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has activated its Small Business Resources Network to provide direct support to businesses throughout Brooklyn. If you are a small business in NYC, we can help.
Get free expert services to meet all your business needs:
- volunteer mentors,
- technical assistance providers,
- loans and grants,
- procurement opportunities,
- real estate,
- legal and accounting services
Register today to get assistance.
Brooklyn Chamber in the Field
The Chamber team led by President and CEO Randy Peers has conducted 21 commercial corridor visits. Follow us @brooklynchamber to see our work in the field.
Support neighborhood business, it's the Brooklyn way!
See who is open for business in Brooklyn - updated daily with over 1,000 businesses across all neighborhoods. View our map of open plazas and streets in Brooklyn.
Our monthly surveys measure the economic impact of the pandemic to Brooklyn businesses. The feedback we receive supports our advocacy efforts on behalf of the small business community to policymakers. View the results here.
We are providing disposable masks, gloves, sanitizers and contactless thermometers for businesses and their employees. Please apply for our Bring Back Brooklyn PPE grant here.
The Brooklyn Chamber is digital! Find us on the Brooklyn App and join the 'Small Business Hotline' to communicate with us and your business peers in real time.
Reopening Guidelines by Industry
New York City is in the fourth phase of reopening.
The Brooklyn Chamber is providing free personal protective equipment (PPE) to assist businesses reopen safely. Review guidelines for your business below.
Small Business Financial and Other Assistance
US Small Business Administration (SBA)
New York City and State Resources
New York Forward Loan Fund
Loan program for businesses with 20 or fewer full-time employees, nonprofits and small landlords who did not receive PPP or EIDL. Apply with these CDFIs.
- Accion East
- Community Preservation Corporation
- National Development Council
Complete the application here.
This is not a first-come, first-served application.
Commercial Cleaning Services
To assist with cleaning and sanitizing needs for re-opening, here is a vetted list of commercial cleaning companies operating across Brooklyn. Contact them for a quote.
Non-Government Loans and Grants
Small Business Grants
Grants for Non-Profits
Grants and Resources for Restaurants
Assistance to Manufacturers
Review the reopening guidelines for manufacturers.
For PPE procurement (masks, gloves, disinfecting supplies, thermometers and physical barriers) or to be listed as a vendor, visit the NYC Manufacturing and Industry Innovation Council's PPE marketplace.