NYS Funding Programs Support Contractors

Posted on March 29, 2023

Image
Nys Funding Programs

Two New York State programs are available to offer financial assistance to contractors.

The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) is expanding the NYS Surety Bond Assistance Program with $22 million in additional funding. This program is designed to assist small or MWBE contractors gain access to surety bonds. It provides contractors with no cost guarantees of up to 30% or $600,000 (whichever is less) on a bond line or individual contract bid bonds and payment/performance bonds. Contractors will be responsible for paying surety company bond premium charges. Eligibility includes:

  • Must be a New York State small business or MWBE with at least two years of business operations. 
  • Maximum bond line or project size generally is $2 million. 
  • Minimum average gross revenue of $400,000 in each of the last two fiscal or calendar years and maximum gross revenue generally not to exceed $5 million in the most recent calendar or fiscal year. 
  • Minimum credit score of 600. 
  • Previous experience completing similar work to the contract opportunity being pursued.

Learn more and apply.

The SSBCI is also providing the NYS Contractor Financing Program $22 million for loan loss reserves to incentivize lending intermediaries to create access to capital to support New York State contractors with revenues up to $5 million and fewer than 100 employees. Loans can support working capital, improvement machinery and equipment, or other related costs required to execute those contracts. Loans are in the form of lines of credit or managed lines of credit and terms typically include loans of up to $500,000 and loan periods under 18 months. Lenders may require collateral or other guarantees from the borrower if applicable. Learn more and apply.

Other
CEO News

Image
NY Smart I Corridor Offical Awardee graphic 2
CEO News | 07/03/2024

How the NY SMART I-Corridor will Advance Global Semiconductor Innovation, Manufacturing and Workforce Training

The NY SMART I-Corridor Tech Hub was developed by a consortium of partners that has engaged 100+ institutions, including assembling commitments from industry, academia, labor, nonprofit, government and other private sector members.

Image
tech hubs awardee
CEO News | 07/02/2024

NY SMART I-Corridor Is the First Tech Hub Award Winner in The Nation

Syracuse, NY - CenterState CEO President Robert Simpson issued the following message to members and stakeholders regarding  the NY SMART I-Corridor's being awarded one of 12 grants through the federal Tech Hubs program:

Image
Community Priorities Document Press Conference
CEO News | 06/27/2024

The Central New York Community Engagement Committee Presents Community Priorities Document

The document is intended to serve as a guiding strategy to amplify the benefits of Micron and New York State’s investments in Central New York.

Image
Flight Fest Genius NY 7 teams
CEO News | 06/27/2024

GENIUS NY Celebrates the Graduation of Its Seventh Cohort

Flight Fest event highlights the Central New York Uncrewed Aerial Systems community and future opportunities.

Image
Micron Steering Committee 2024
CEO News | 06/13/2024

Oswego County Micron Strategy Steering Committee Releases Annual Report and Holds First Micron Preparation Summit

Micron’s megafab chip plant is a catalyst for transformational renewal in the Central New York region and across New York State.

Image
gny8 semi finalist
CEO News | 06/11/2024

GENIUS NY Selects Semi-finalists for 8th Round

CenterState CEO announces 14 companies have been named semi-finalists for the GENIUS NY program’s 8th cohort.

Image
microelectronic stock image PCB
CEO News | 06/06/2024

CenterState CEO Joins Team of Partners in ESD's Upstate Defense Initiative

The Upstate Defense Initiative will support workforce development, bolster supply chains and cultivate innovation and entrepreneurship to strengthen New York’s microelectronics and semiconductor industries.

Image
northland workforce training center tour
CEO News | 06/03/2024

CenterState CEO & Partners See Best Practices in Action during Northland Workforce Training Center Visit

The CenterState CEO Inclusive Growth team and a robust network of partners recently traveled to Buffalo and toured the Northland Workforce Training Center.

Image
ceo pride support graphic
CEO News | 06/03/2024

CenterState CEO Issues Statement of Support During Pride Month

CenterState CEO stands with the LGBTQIA2S+ community. Read CenterState CEO's full statement of support as we begin celebrating Pride Month: