As COVID-19 outbreak related challenges progress across the nation and in New York State, this website will continue to address the impacts to businesses, and particularly small businesses, in the City of Albany.



The actions being taken by the State of New York, the City of Albany, and public health authorities are necessary in mitigating the spread of the virus. Support smAlbany was formed to serve you in whatever way we can as our community is facing unprecedented challenges. Support smAlbany is a coalition of regional business support partners that are coordinating efforts to offer assistance and help employers stay informed and prepared in this rapidly-evolving situation.

Action to alleviate the economic impact on individuals and businesses is expected from federal and state governments in the coming weeks. The SupportsmAlbany team will continue to monitor these developments. We will share information on this website as it is available and you can follow information on social media with the hashtag #SupportsmAlbany.

Most importantly, it is critical to document business impacts as the situation is unfolding, both for insurance purposes and for potential future relief efforts by state and federal agencies. We are asking for businesses to fill out this survey and the information will be submitted to the Support smAlbany team. To contact Support smAlbany, if you cannot complete the web form, this team is happy to connect with you through email at This information will be used to identify critical business needs that relate to support opportunities through federal, state and local government agencies.

Please Keep Support smAlbany Informed




Most Recent News


Here are some of the most crucial and recent developments. Please check back regularly for more information and resources. 

Upcoming Events
SBDC UAlbany: NY Forward Loan Program
May 28 - 29, Register For A Specific Time
Governor Cuomo recently announced the NY Forward Loan Program for small businesses, non-profits and landlords. Learn more about the Program, designed to provide assistance to small businesses, non-profit organizations and landlords that have not been able to access the federal funding assistance.
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Webinar
May 21 - 23, click RSVP for Dates/Times
As the first round of Paycheck Protection Loans are nearing the end of their 8-week performance period, the Small Business Administration has released Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application and application instructions. The webinar will provide participants with a detailed overview
Phase-One Reopening Guidelines Webinars Hosted by SBDC UAlbany
View Recordings Of Recent Sessions
The guidelines for phase-one businesses (construction, agriculture, retail, manufacturing, and wholesale trade) to reopen has been released by New York State. This webinar is designed to provide the participants with and overview of the guidelines by industry.
UAlbany SBDC Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Compliance Support Webinars
Recorded Session Available
Online Webinar
If you have been approved for and/or received a loan under the paycheck protection program, you will need to make sure that you manage those funds correctly to qualify for forgiveness. This webinar will provide you with important information and support resources.
Back to Business: Reopening the Capital Region in Phase I
May 21, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Facebook Live/Zoom Meeting
Assemblymembers Pat Fahy and John McDonald and a variety of local business leaders and owners discuss best practices and protocols businesses should follow during Phase 1 of reopening.