COVID-19: WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW
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New York Rent Relief Program
The COVID Rent Relief Program will provide eligible households with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. Applicants will not need to repay this assistance. The Covid Rent Relief Program is not first come, first served. Applications will be accepted throughout the two-week application period. HCR will prioritize eligible households with “greatest economic and social need” accounting for income, rent burden, percent of income lost and risk of homelessness.
The rental assistance payment will cover the difference between the household’s rent burden on March 1, 2020 and the increase in rent burden for the months the households is applying for assistance. Households can apply for up to four months in rental assistance. For More information, click here:
The NY Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), announced on Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo, will begin accepting pre-applications today. (May 26, 2020)
The $100 million fund is a new economic recoveryloan program aimed at supprting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on pause. The NYFLF targeta the states's small businesses with 20 or fewer full time equivalent employees, nonprofits and small landlords that have seen a loss of rental income. The NYFLF is specifically timed to support businesses and organizations as they proceed to reopen and have upfront expenses to comply with guidelines under the New York Forward Plan. The program is not a first come, first served loan program. Program information can be found on ESD's website https://esd.ny.gov/nyforwardloans-info, as well as on the pre-application page https://nyloanfund.com.
May 14, 2020
In his press conference on Monday, May 11, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced NY Forward, a phased-in approach to reopening New York. The State's plan focuses on getting New Yorkers back to work--without triggering renewed spread of COVID-19 virus or overwhelming local hospital systems. The NY Forward website provides comprehensive information and helpful resources outlining the regionally and industry-based reopening process.
March 25, 2020 1300 hours Message From the Mayor:
Springville Coronavirus Update March 25 1300 hours
The NYS, Erie County, and Village States of Emergency continue. Village services are provided by a reduced workforce. Garbage collection continues as scheduled. Garbage stickers are available at
Springville Hardware, Crosby Mart, and Tops. Payments should be made via mail, auto-deduct, telephone, or the drop box at 5 West Main. Village Election is currently scheduled for April 28 Planning
Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Historic Preservation Commission meetings have been cancelled for April. Details will follow about the next Trustee Meeting scheduled for April 6. Call 592-4936 ext
1000 with questions about Village services. All non essential businesses and nonessential gatherings are banned by NYS. Please contact Erie County and NYS for the latest information regarding the pandemic and its resulting emergency regulations and recommendations. www.erie.gov/health/coronavirus www.health.ny.gov www.cdc.gov. Erie County has notified the Village that a Village resident has tested positive for COVID 19. As stated in previous update Springville is a center of retail and medical services in the Southern Tier. Residents should heed NYS and EC advice, assume the virus is here, and practice social distancing. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital is posting on Facebook information about the Coronavirus and its medical services. For a list of available community resources during this crisis, residents should go to http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=community-resources For a list of available resources for businesses during the crisis, business owners should contact NYS agencies, as well as their own financial institutions: Some information available at www.esd.ny.gov Federal, State, and County support is changing by the day.
Support our community health. Support our local businesses. Support each other.
Mayor Bill Krebs
For accurate information about the COVID 19 pandemic, go to www.erie.gov/health/coronavirus. You may call Erie County Health Department at (716) 858-2929 for information about Erie County response to the epidemic.
Mayor Krebs declared a State of Emergency in the Village on March 17, 2020. Village buildings are closed to the public. Residents should pay bills by credit card, over the phone, by mail, or by dropping their payments in the drop box. Residents may still obtain garbage stickers from Crosby Mart, Tops Market and Springville Hardware. They may still be purchased through the Village Office if paying online or drop a payment in the dropbox and will be mailed out to you. Our Department of Public Works (Streets, Water, Sewer, Electric), Police, Control Center and SVFD are operational to serve our residents but non employees are not allowed in their facilities at this time. Any questions: 592-4936 ext 1000
Please follow advice about non-pharmaceutical personal, environmental and social precautions, recommendations, and regulations effected by the New York State, Erie County, Town of Concord and Village of Springville States of Emergency.
If you are sick, stay at home and call your doctor. Healthy respiratory etiquette, proper cleaning procedures, and social distancing will help us to "flatten the curve" and prevent the over taxing of health facilities. We are all in this together.
Additional information may be found at www.health.ny.gov and www.cdc.gov.
April 1, 2020
The Village of Springville's scheduled Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Historic Preservation Committee meetings for the month of April 2020 have been cancelled. Call (716)592-4936 ext. 1000 with any questions or concerns.
USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
USDA's COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19
WASHINGTON, April 13, 2020- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Resource Guide is a first of its kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.
COVID-19 Response Business Resources
To help keep up with the quickly changing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some important resources related to the economic impacts for businesses and workers. To find out more information, please click here:
The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) federal disaster loan progrm has been approved for all counties in NYS and is available for applications. Low-interest loans for working capital are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private non-profit organizations suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout New York State. Information on the program, how to apply, and a webinar can be found on ESD's website, click here for more information.
Help Wanted During the Ongoing COVID-19 Crisis
Erie County has created a page for job openings in the community during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Click here for further information or to see the list.
Recruiting For Kaleida COVID-19 Response Team
Kaleida Health is calling on the Western New York community for help from nurses, physicians and support staff to work on their COVID-19 Response Team. There is a specific need for experienced critical care nurses and medical/surgical nurses.
Those able to help can contact the Kaleida Health COVID-19 Response Team:
Nurses: please call (716) 859-4647 or email [email protected]
Physicians: please email [email protected]
Support staff including medical assistants, certified medical assistant (CMA), patient care assistants (PCA), unit secretary and environmental and nutritional services: please call (716) 859-8607 or email [email protected]
Court Update Regarding COVID-19 protocols
At the direction of NYS Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks and the NYS Department of Health, all non-essential court functions are postponed until further notice. For more information, please click here:
Spectrum to Offer Free Service to Students
In light of the Coronavirus, Spectrum will be offering free broadband and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription, in areas they currently have service. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. For more information please click here: