AAF’s Small Business Program will conduct the survey with funding from the Surdna Foundation, a charitable organization that pursues a range of philanthropic purposes.
The funding will allow AAF to distribute micro-grants of $1,000 each to 100 eligible small business owners who participate in the survey.
In addition to English, AAF’s COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey is being offered in seven of the most commonly used Asian languages in New York City and is accessible on their website, AAF COVID-19 Resource Center.
Small business owners must submit proof of business and provide basic information about their business to participate.
“Asian small business owners have seen their businesses decline sharply from as early as January this year,” Kim said.