Westbury-based My Home Favorites recently received a grant from PSEG Long Island's Main Street Revitalization Program. (Photo: PSEG Long Island)
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PSEG Long Island offers new grants for businesses stretching out

Small businesses working to reopen and use outdoor spaces can get an assist from PSEG Long Island.

The utility is offering a new Main Street Revitalization grant of up to $5,000 to local chambers of commerce or business improvement districts to reimburse expenses relating to, but not limited to, outdoor seating, outdoor tables, outdoor lighting, durable safety materials and signage.

PSEG Long Island’s Main Street Revitalization grants support projects that will stimulate economic activity in downtown business districts on Long Island and in the Rockaways. The latest program supports the enhancement of outdoor spaces where local businesses can provide outdoor dining and commerce with proper physical distancing, according to a PSEG statement.

“We created the Main Street Revitalization Program because we know that small businesses are the backbone of Long Island’s economy. If they thrive, we all thrive,” John Keating, manager of economic development for PSEG Long Island, said in the statement. “The pandemic has affected businesses in many ways, and the intent of this new program is to help them succeed, as our communities reopen for business.”

PSEG Long Island also launched Small Business First, a program that offers a no-cost or minimal cost incentive to help small business owners upgrade to more efficient lighting and lower operating costs moving forward. Under the program, customers are eligible for rebates averaging about $2,500 per customer efficiency upgrade.

For more information about the Main Street Revitalization Program or to apply visit PSEG Long Island on the web.

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