COVID-19 Disaster Relief Business Loan Programs & Resources

In response to the economic challenges faced by Erie County businesses due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Erie County Industrial Development Agency is offering several economic relief programs:






Through the RDC (the lending arm of the Erie County Industrial Agency), Erie County businesses may apply for a 1% interest COVID Impact Loan from $25,000 to $250,000. No payments are due for the first year, with interest-only payments the second year.

For help with our ECIDA/RDC loan programs, please call 716-856-6525, ext. 219


COVID-19 Impact Loan Information PDF
COVID-19 Impact Loan Application PDF






A reduced fee sales tax abatement to qualified Erie County businesses who have been affected by the COVID-19 shutdown.

For more information, please call 716-856-6525 ext 158 to speak with a Business Development Team member.

COVID-19 Sales Tax Abatement & RDC Loan General Information PDF

COVID-19 Sales Tax Abatement Term Sheet



COVID-19 Business Aid Resources

This page will be updated as links become available:


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