Reopening & Recovery

The past year and a half have been unlike any other time in history. As a nation and an industry, we were faced with challenges old and very new, demanding flexibility, focus, and resilience. And, although we experienced and continue to deal with incalculable loss and grief, we have emerged on the other end. Thanks to the determination and hard work of millions of Americans and the industry we represent, the worst of the coronavirus outbreak seems to be behind us. 

For the duration of the pandemic, NYBA tracked and reported on all banking-related notices and regulations in New York State. In March, we released a comprehensive report on the industry's response to COVID and its fallout. And as the situation began to brighten, we created a hub for reopening resources and services, below. Please feel free to continue to use these resources.

NYBA is committed to sharing vital information and updates with the banking community on New York's Reopening and Recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. This page will be updated frequently, so visit often for all the latest news.

Breaking News: New York State of Emergency Ends June 24, 2021

Governor Lifts Most COVID-19 Restrictions as State Reaches 70% Vaccination Rate (posted 6/15/2021)


Business Resources

NYS Small Business Recovery Grant Program --
revised August 25, 2021
Governor Hochul Expands Eligibility for Small Business Grant Program
Governor Cuomo Announces Small Business Recovery Grant Program

NYS Rental Assistance Program
The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Announces the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Information for ERAP Providers
Information for Landlords

Helpful Videos about the Emergency Rental Assistance Program:

Understanding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Requirements and Applying for Funding - YouTube

Understanding the Landlord Portal for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program - YouTube

Using the Tenant Application and Uploading Documents for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program - YouTube

NY FORWARD Reopening Guidelines

NY FORWARD Loan Program: Another Way for Banks to Help Businesses

New York City RESTART

Wellness Resources

A crisis counseling and public education resource, including an Emotional Support Helpline -- provided by FEMA and the State of New York

Products & Services to Help You Reopen







NYBA Programs to Help You Learn About Reopening

Industry Advocacy