PSEG Long Island's John Keating, joined by business and community leaders, announcing the grants in downtown Farmingdale. (Photo: PSEG Long Island)
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PSEG Long Island adds $50K to aid small business

PSEG Long Island is allocating an additional $50,000 to its Main Street Chamber of Commerce program for the remainder of 2021.

Last year, the company began offering grants to local chambers of commerce and business improvement districts to help transform sidewalk areas and plazas with the seating, lighting, planters and protective barriers needed to keep customers safely dining and shopping locally amid new public health measures.

The program offers up to $5,000 to a chamber of commerce or BID. 

PSEG Long Island also offers a “Beautification” grant to local chambers of commerce for decorative items such as hanging planters, flowerbeds, murals and welcome signs. This program offers funding of up to $2,000 to a chamber of commerce or business improvement district.

Applications for both grants will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2021.

So far, more than $2 million in grants and discounts have been provided by PSEG Long Island to help thousands of local businesses and organizations continue to thrive and meet the ever-evolving challenges of COVID-19, according to a company statement.

“We have created programs to help businesses across Long Island and the Rockaways attract customers and keep them shopping locally,” John Keating, manager of Economic and Community Development at PSEG Long Island, said in the statement. “These programs provide funding for the enhancements that might not otherwise be in the budget, putting businesses in a position to succeed in these unprecedented times and into the future.”

To learn more about all the programs PSEG Long Island offers to support local businesses, visit:

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