Westchester County Executive George Latimer today announced the County is seeking volunteers to help small business owners complete applications for SBA and Paycheck Protection Program assistance.

“Westchester County’s small business owners are facing unprecedented economic pressures during this terrible COVID-19 pandemic. They need our help in navigating through the various assistance programs, and getting their applications completed on time. A detailed understanding of these programs is not necessary – we are here to help train you and guide you. All you need is a willingness to volunteer to help our struggling small business community,” said County Executive Latimer. 

The Westchester County Office of Economic Development’s SBA Application Assistance Program is soliciting volunteers to help small businesses complete applications for the following programs:

  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance,
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan, and
  • Paycheck Protection Program applications.

Volunteers will be provided training on all aspects of the application process. Training will be developed and conducted in coordination with the SBA and Community Capital New York, a Community Development Financial Institution and SBA-lender. The training will be provided by webinar, and the materials and step-by-step application guides will be provided to the volunteers.

The volunteers will not be providing guidance/recommendations on which loan programs to apply for, but rather will be addressing specific questions on the application(s) selected by the applicant.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help should send an e-mail to