Small Business Resources


Covid-19 Small Business Recovery Grant

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.

Outdoor Commerce and Beautification

Your organization may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $10,000 for purchasing items including outdoor tables and seating, outdoor lighting, outdoor patio heaters, planters, durable safety materials and more. Grants are designed to foster economic viability, vibrancy and support of local businesses while increasing economic growth and business in downtown areas. The program provides funding to the following types of 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations: Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement District, Civic Association or not-for-profit.

  • Outdoor Dining/Commerce: Includes heaters, benches, tables, chairs, umbrellas, garbage receptacles, barricades, durable safety equipment, outdoor non-holiday-specific lighting, speaker systems and limited signage*.
  • Beautification Projects: includes planters, plants, mulch, landscape materials, rocks, flags, new gazebo construction and/or gazebo upgrade materials, winter seasonal décor/holiday lighting.
  • Murals
  • “Welcome To” signage: PSEG Long Island recognition signage required.

Incentives to support the enhancement of outdoor spaces where local businesses provide outdoor dining and commerce.

Main Street Revitalization Program

The Main Street Revitalization Program is designed to encourage economic vitality of a business district and to optimize the use of existing electric infrastructure. This program offers financial incentive awards for projects in a local business district that is expected to improve the economic stability and growth of a municipality.
Eligible projects may include:

  • Interior renovations
  • Façade improvements
  • Streetscape improvements

Other investments that would enhance the economic viability/vibrancy of the business district.

Supporting the Business Community

Investing in your business. Investing in the community.
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:

Business Attraction/Expansion Rate Discounts

For non-retail customers that significantly expand their Long Island operations or move their businesses to Long Island, and that meet or exceed increased electric load or job creation/retention guidelines.