“I will go out of business if I don't see this check.” Rye Brook small business owners waiting for loans

Small businesses in Westchester worry they won't see a dime from the new Paycheck Protection Program.

News 12 Staff

Apr 24, 2020, 5:09 PM

Updated 1,486 days ago

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The federal government is refilling the Paycheck Protection Program with another $310 billion, but small businesses in Westchester worry they won't see a dime. 
The new coronavirus relief package includes $250 billion to help small and medium businesses with payroll and rent as well as $60 billion for community banks.
It took less than two weeks for the first $350 billion to max out.
Many small businesses claim their banks passed over their applications for larger companies asking for more money.
That includes Tom Manna who owns 'Digital Home Systems' in Rye Brook who says his business is down 95% since the beginning of the pandemic. "So we're starting from scratch again, so I really don't know what's going on. It's confusing. To answer your question directly, I’m cautiously optimistic, but I don't think I'll see money any time soon. I will go out of business if I don't see this check," says Manna.
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