PSEG Long Island offering grants to help small businesses impacted by pandemic

PSEG Long Island is helping Long Islanders save money this summer.
The company announced a new Main Street Revitalization grant to continue helping small businesses adjust to new public health requirements as commercial districts reopen for business.
The program will offer funding of up to $5,000 to a Chamber of Commerce or Business Improvement District.
 The grant, which will reimburse these groups after the purchases are made, is to be used for, but not limited to, outdoor seating, outdoor tables, outdoor lighting, durable safety materials, and signage.
 “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,” said John Keating, Manager of Economic Development for PSEG Long Island. “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.”
In addition, PSEG Long Island launched Small Business First. This program offers a no-cost or minimal cost incentive to help small business owners upgrade to more efficient lighting and lower operating costs moving forward. Customers are eligible for rebates averaging approximately $2,500 per customer efficiency upgrade, under the program.