PSEG Long Island is funding its Outdoor Spaces program to help transform sidewalk areas and plazas with the seating, lighting and heating needed to keep customers dining and shopping locally.
Limited funding for the grant program will be renewed for 2021 on a first come, first served basis. The program will offer funding of up to $5,000 to a chamber of commerce or business improvement district. Applications will be accepted until June 1.
More than $2 million in grants and discounts were provided last year to help more than 1,000 local businesses and organizations meet the ever-evolving challenges of COVID-19 and continue to thrive.
Last year, PSEG Long Island also offered “Small Business First,” a temporary program which increased existing rebates to businesses installing new, energy-efficient lighting, appliances and other fixtures that save them thousands of dollars annually on their bills.
“PSEG Long Island knows that small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our communities and our local economy,” John Keating, manager of Economic and Community Development at PSEG Long Island, said in a written statement. “Even before the pandemic transformed all of our lives, we were offering grants and discounts to encourage foot traffic in downtown commercial districts and bring businesses into empty storefronts. We evolved our programs to address the new realities our commercial customers are seeing, and the response has been enormous.”
For more information on the grants and other programs visit psegliny.com/inthecommunity/revitalization.