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SBA loans available to help businesses, individuals impacted by flooding
Fri, Sep 24th 2021 07:00 am
Back in July, I wrote about the terrible storms and flooding that did tremendous property damage across Niagara County. The torrential rainfall hit in a line from Lewiston to Lockport, wreaking havoc on many areas below the escarpment. Thank you to everyone who took time to file damage reports with Niagara County Emergency Services.
Consumer alert: NYS Division of Consumer Protection warns New Yorkers about risks of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:40 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) warned New Yorkers about the risks of using or buying fake COVID-19 vaccination cards.
Hochul partners with Buffalo Bills, New York Giants & New York Jets to support vaccinations
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced an integrated media and vaccine incentive program in partnership with all three New York professional football teams to support vaccinations among currently unvaccinated New Yorkers.
ECDOH adopts New York State Department of Health school guidance
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:10 pm
After receiving feedback from school leaders, the Erie County Department of Health is adopting school guidance set forth by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) as the controlling guidance for k-12 schools in Erie County starting Monday, Sept. 27.
Ryan & Jean-Pierre successfully push NYS to extend emergency certification program for educators
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and New York State Assembly member Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced Wednesday the New York State Education Department (NYSED) agreed to take action as a result of the legislators' letter requesting the extension of the Emergency COVID-19 Certificate program past its initial deadline of Sept. 1. The deadline has been extended one year, to Sept. 1, 2022.
$150 million in heating utility assistance available for consumers
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced funding is now available to help low-income households that have fallen behind on their utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. Administered by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the regular arrears supplement is available to households who are eligible for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and behind on their heating utility bills, but that do not qualify for the utility assistance offered by New York's Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
PPP milestone: In less than 2 months, 1 million borrowers apply for forgiveness
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 11:50 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration reached a major milestone Wednesday, as its Paycheck Protection Program direct borrower forgiveness portal recorded its one millionth PPP loan forgiveness application for borrowers seeking forgiveness for loans of $150,000 or less.
UB to require COVID-19 vaccination to attend sporting and cultural events
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo will require proof that spectators are vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed into football games at UB Stadium and men's and women's basketball games at Alumni Arena.
120 pop-up vax sites over 12 weeks part of state's #VaxtoSchool campaign to increase rates among younger New Yorkers
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced 120 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites will take place across New York over a 12-week-period as part of the #VaxtoSchool campaign to increase vaccination rates among younger New Yorkers.
Higgins on extension of northern border shutdown: 'completely unnecessary & unexplained'
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as chair of the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary group, released the following statement in response to the news the U.S. is extending border restrictions for Canadians through Oct. 21.
Hochul announces state actions to address school bus driver shortage
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:05 am
Governor directs state agencies to utilize creative approaches to support schools Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced a multiagency plan to address the school bus driver shortage affecting schools across the state.
$200 million in additional food assistance for New Yorkers in September
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for September. Hochul also directed the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, which administers SNAP in New York, to continue working with the federal government to ensure these supplemental benefits will reach households in need throughout the fall.
NCDOH to provide COVID-19 vaccine, breastfeeding and baby-changing station at Niagara Celtic Festival
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will participate in the 20th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games this Saturday and Sunday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds in Lockport. COVID-19 vaccine will be offered each day.
Erie County Department of Health shares questions for parents & caregivers to ask child care centers
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
As many families with young children settle into their "back to school" routines, the Erie County Department of Health is offering parents and caregivers a set of questions to ask child care centers about their health and safety practices related to COVID-19. These include:
Hochul adds mask requirements amid rise of delta variant
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a series of universal mask requirements designed to protect New Yorkers against the highly contagious delta variant and the recent surge in COVID-19 infections statewide.
Hochul announces 'major progress' in providing pandemic relief to impacted New Yorkers
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "significant progress" in providing pandemic relief to impacted New Yorkers through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program and the Excluded Workers Program. The amount of pandemic-related emergency rental assistance paid out has nearly doubled in the past three weeks - growing to $399 million - enabling tenants at risk for eviction to stay in their homes and helping struggling landlords to recoup unpaid rent.
Higgins: Nearly $92 million delivered to WNY families through Child Tax Credit in August
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins shared a new report issued by the Joint Economic Committee indicating approximately 228,000 advance Child Tax Credit payments were distributed in Western New York's three congressional districts delivering an estimated $91.9 million to local families in the month of August.
SBA enhances COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan to aid small businesses facing challenges from delta variant
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:35 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman recently announced what he called major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms and hotels.
Hochul: #VaxtoSchool campaign to drive COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers statewide
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of a multifaceted statewide #VaxtoSchool campaign to support increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers, furthering the administration's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority.
COVID cases continue to rise in Erie County
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 10:05 am
The Erie County Department of Health is providing an update on COVID-19 data. For the week ending Sept. 4, 2021, ECDOH received reports for 1,326 new COVID-19 cases among Erie County residents, a 22% increase from the previous week.
69% of leisure travelers to reduce trips amid rising COVID-19 cases
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
U.S. leisure travelers plan to significantly pare back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 69% planning to take fewer trips, 55% planning to postpone existing travel plans, and 42% likely to cancel existing plans without rescheduling, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). Nearly three in four (72%) are likely to only travel to places within driving distance.
Free resources available to connect New York job seekers with careers
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul is promoting numerous free state resources that are available to help connect New Yorkers with vacant jobs as they transition back to the workforce or explore new career paths.
Hochul announces designation of COVID-19 as airborne infectious disease under state's HERO Act
Tue, Sep 7th 2021 10:10 am
Governor Kathy Hochul announced the commissioner of health designated COVID-19 "a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health" under New York state's HERO Act, which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.
UB reports 99% student vaccination rate as first week of classes ends
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 10:00 am
With the first week of the fall semester at the University at Buffalo wrapping up, UB officials are pleased to report an extremely high COVID-19 vaccination rate among students.
Hochul signs legislation extending virtual public meetings
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation (S.50001/A.40001) extending virtual access to public meetings under New York state's Open Meetings Law, which allows people to virtually participate in local government meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hochul signs new moratorium on COVID-related residential & commercial evictions into law, effective through Jan. 15, 2022
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed into law a new moratorium on COVID-19-related residential and commercial evictions for New York state, which is in effect until Jan. 15, 2022. Under the new law, all protections of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act for residential tenants who are suffering financial hardship as a result of the pandemic will remain in place, along with new protections on commercial evictions.
Hochul announces new requirements & guidance for 'safe reopening' of New York schools
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:00 pm
Late Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her strategy to reopen schools safely took a major leap forward on two fronts, "demonstrating her administration's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority," her team said.
ASI: Grant funding for arts projects statewide community
Thu, Sep 2nd 2021 10:55 am
Arts Services Inc. announced applications for the Statewide Community Regrant (SCR) fund are now available. Nonprofit organizations, collective and informal groups, government entities, tribal organizations, and individuals interested in doing community-based arts programming or projects are eligible to apply.
Hochul: $89 million in Child Care Provider Stabilization Grant funds disbursed within first month of launch
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced that - less than one month since applications opened - $89 million in child care provider stabilization grant funds have been disbursed. More than 10,600 of New York's 18,000 eligible child care providers have applied for Child Care Stabilization Grant funding. To date, child care providers have requested $585 million of the available $1.1 billion in federal funding.
Office of Mental Health video series aims to help parents & students prepare for return to school
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced a series of "Back to School 2021" videos to assist and support parents, caregivers and students as they prepare for the new school year.
AHLA: 67% of business travelers to reduce trips amid rising COVID-19 cases
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:00 pm
U.S. business travelers are scaling back travel plans amid rising COVID-19 cases, with 67% planning to take fewer trips, 52% likely to cancel existing travel plans without rescheduling, and 60% planning to postpone existing travel plans, according to a new national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
American College of Emergency Physicians: Do not take ivermectin for COVID-19
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:55 pm
Emergency departments and poison control centers are seeing a spike in patients who are suffering from the consequences of using unproven "treatments" for COVID-19, such as ivermectin - a medication often used for treating parasites in livestock.
NYSSBA: Learning loss, mental health will be primary concerns in upcoming school year
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:50 pm
Across the country and throughout New York state, school boards and communities are discussing mask mandates, employee vaccinations, COVID protocols, and how to teach about race.
Hochul: New measures to combat COVID-19 delta variant; Niagara County now a high-transmission area
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced new measures to combat the COVID-19 delta variant and updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating the virus.
SBA opens supplemental grant applications for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant awardees
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 02:55 pm
On Monday, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it would begin sending invitations for supplemental awards for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Per the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-profits and Venues Act, SVOG supplemental awards are to be provided to those who received an initial grant and have illustrated a 70% loss when comparing 2021's first-quarter revenues to the same in 2019.
ECDOH: Ivermectin does not treat or prevent COVID-19
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 11:45 am
Prompted by urgent warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Erie County Department of Health is highlighting calls for caution against the use of ivermectin for COVID-19 prevention or treatment.
COVID-19 cases, related hospitalizations increasing in Erie County as school year approaches
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 07:45 pm
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing, the Erie County Department of Health is strongly urging residents to act now to reduce their personal risks of infection and the chance of disease transmission in the community.
Hochul 'disappointed' in SCOTUS housing ruling
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul issued the following statement Friday on the Supreme Court ruling on eviction moratorium:
UB poised for safe, successful fall semester
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:15 pm
With students arriving back on campus this week after a year-and a-half of mostly remote instruction, the University at Buffalo is well-prepared to ensure the fall semester is both safe and successful.
Hochul announces expanded eligibility for the $800 million COVID-19 pandemic small business recovery grant program
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 03:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced changes to New York state's $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program that will enable more small businesses to apply for funding.
 

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