The Buffalo News – We’re Open Western New York $1 Million Matching Grant Program

A note from The Buffalo News:

Western New Yorkers always rally to help our neighbors. At The Buffalo News, we know that right now all of you running local businesses – the lifeblood of our economy – can use some help to rebound from the devastating challenges posed by Covid-19.

To this end, The News is proud to launch We’re Open, Western New York. This is a major effort to support our business community as the region reopens. The centerpiece of We’re Open is a $1 million matching grant program designed to boost your marketing efforts and help spread the word that you’re back in action. Details and a short application can be found here.

The News has also created the Support Local Now directory on to share what’s open and what’s new with your business. I encourage you to join the dozens of local companies that are already part of the directory. It’s absolutely free, and your business’ information will get exposure to the unmatched audience of as well as a logo in messages promoting the initiative. Just visit the directory and click “Add Business” in the tab along the right-hand side.

We are here to support you and help you succeed. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us at with your questions or if we can help in any way.

President and Publisher
Tom Wiley