Champlain Bridge Assistance Program
The Champlain Bridge Assistance Program, announced by
Governor Paterson on November 19, 2009, provides $2.935
million in grants and loans to help New York businesses
directly impacted by the bridge closure on October 16, 2009.
The program is managed by Empire State Development.
Retail and service firms located in the Towns of Crown
Point, Moriah and Ticonderoga, and the Village of Port
Henry, that have lost business revenue as a result of the
closure may click to download the Retail Assistance
Manufacturing and agricultural production firms that incur
added transportation costs from the bridge closure may click
to download the Transport Assistance application below.
Business owners interested in applying for the Community Revolving Loan Fund for help with working capital, purchase of machinery and equipment and refinancing of collateralized debt should contact the Essex County IDA at (518) 873-9114.
Assistance will now be provided by ESD under the Increased Transport Costs and Retail Assistance programs through December 31, 2011. Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis for both programs.
Governor's Press Release
Telephone: (800) STATE-NY or (518) 292-5340
Or email us here.