Nonprofit & Special Purpose District
The County has allocated federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to create the Boost Nassau Nonprofit and Special-Purpose District Grant Program, and is currently accepting applications to: Provide Social Services, Promote County Cultural Institutions, Manage Groundwater Conservation and Provide Technical Assistance to Small Businesses
Business District Beautification
In addition to our grants in support of outdoor commerce, PSEG Long Island is proud to offer grants for beautification projects in local business districts. We are offering grants to reimburse outdoor beautification costs of up to $3,500 for Chambers of Commerce, Business Improvement Districts (BID) and Civic Associations with a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) designation
Chambers of Commerce and BID
Spring is a time for renewal and PSEG Long Island has renewed our commitment to supporting outdoor dining and commerce. As you begin or continue to develop outdoor commercial spaces, you may qualify for a PSEG Long Island grant of up to $5,000 to reimburse the purchase of materials including, but not limited to:
Small Business Technical Assistance Grants
Businesses are going through a transition where adoption to the virtual world has to be fast. This opened a door for local organizations like your local chamber of commerce – to offer technical support to small businesses in your community. The Small Business Technical Assistance Support Grants will provide funding for the essential resources that our economic development partners need, so they can continue to serve and support local businesses in our New York service territory.
Neighborhood Investment Program
Our commitment to communities goes beyond delivering safe, reliable energy to New York. That’s why our Neighborhood Investment Program was designed to make sure our economic and social role in the community has the greatest possible positive impact. We’re here to help revitalize the areas we serve by supporting and fostering energy, education and community development projects.
Adopt a Park Program
At National Grid, we have a responsibility to our community, and to show our commitment through clean energy and sustainability. As a result, we created the Adopt a Park initiative – a project designed to revitalize important local and regional landmarks in the areas we serve.
For the hardest hit businesses and private nonprofits, funds that do not need to be repaid.
The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vacant Space Revival Program
The Vacant Space Revival Program is designed to encourage occupancy of commercial space in a business district or in an area of existing commercial businesses that has been vacant for a period of one year or more. Vacant business space detracts from the economic vitality of a business district and results in under-utilization of existing electric infrastructure.
Electric Rate Discounts
Our economic development programs have kept more than 2,500 jobs from leaving Long Island and created more than 1,500 new jobs. Our energy efficiency programs have helped 4,000 businesses stay competitive by saving energy and reducing overhead costs. Plus, PSEG Long Island has helped support 900+ local companies by purchasing more than $120 million in goods and services from them. We also offer electric rate discounts to customers in certain categories, including:
EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loans)
This federal small business loan program supports small businesses’ recovery from the COVID-19 disaster’s economic impacts by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital.
PPP (Paycheck Protection Program)
As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a $484 billion aid package signed on April 24, 2020 and the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act sign June 5, 2020—the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provided $659 billion of loan funds to support small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other eligible entities impacted by COVID-19.