Boost Nassau Recovery Resources

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This site is your one-stop-shop for finding available resources you need to recover. Click on the tabs below to start.

  • Economic Impact will bring you to programs which support businesses and non-profits, from County, New York State, and Federal sources
  • Community Resources will bring you to programs to support individuals
  • Special Districts  will bring you to programs for Nassau County districts that perform specific functions in the community, such as fire, water, and schools
  • Infrastructure  will bring you to programs to improve Nassau County infrastructure and government services
  1. Economic Impact
  2. Community Resources
  3. Special Districts
  4. Infrastructure

On June 10, 2021, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced plans to provide grants to non-profit organizations hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Further details, including a portal for non-profits to submit an application, will be posted soon. Below you will find links to existing grants, loans and other assistance to businesses and non-profits, from County, New York State, and Federal sources.

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Boost Main Street Small Business Grant ProgramNassau County is supporting small businesses that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID – including retail and service businesses – and that are in need of financial assistance to continue to operate or be able to reopen as allowed by law during the crisis. Grants of $10,000 per business will be awarded for eligible businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. Eligible funding uses include commercial rent or mortgage payments. 
Boost Nassau – Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Loan Program

Part of the State’s New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), Boost Nassau Small Business Loan Program provides working capital loans for small businesses and non-profits with 50 or fewer full-time employees and gross revenue of less than $5 million that can demonstrate loss of income due to COVID. Eligible applicants will receive loans up to $100,000 repayable over a 5-year term at 3% fixed interest for business/2% fixed interest for non-profits, with interest-only payments during the first 12 months. Eligible funding uses include commercial rent or mortgage payments.
Boost Nassau Recovery Loan Program

American Rescue Plan funded – coming soon

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has announced plans for a new $10 million loan program, responding to the needs of small businesses and non-profits as the County looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Program will provide stabilization loans at very low interest over an extended term.

Boost Nassau Technical Assistance Grants – Chambers of Commerce/Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) American Rescue Plan funded – coming soon

Technical assistance grants made available to local chambers of commerce and downtown business organizations to support business development, training resources, promotional activities.
Additional Assistance for Small Businesses & Non-Profits

New York State:
  • NYS Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program– NYS program to provide grants of up to $50,000 to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees, including for-profit arts and cultural institutions demonstrating 25% loss in annual income due to COVID. Eligible funding uses include commercial rent or mortgage payments.
  • NYS Restaurant Resiliency Program– NYS program to provide grants to restaurants that choose to provide meals and food to people within distressed or under-represented communities. Funding amounts and information on how to apply to be determined by Empire State Development, NYS economic development agency.
  • NYS Arts & Cultural Organization Recovery Grant Program– Grant program administered by the NYS Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to provide funding to non-profit arts and cultural institutions for working capital and operating expenses. Funding amounts and information on how to apply to be determined by NYSCA. Eligible funding uses include commercial rent or mortgage payments.
Federal:

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)– Loans for businesses and non-profits experiencing loss in revenue due to COVID for up to $500,000, repayable over a 30-year term at 3.75% fixed interest for businesses/2.75% fixed interest for non-profits. Eligible funding uses include commercial rent or mortgage payments.
  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant – Emergency assistance grants of up to $10 million provided to eligible live venue operators/promoters, theatrical productions, live performing arts organization operators, museum operators, motion picture theater operators/owners, and talent representative with 50 or fewer full-time employees. Eligible funding uses include commercial rent or mortgage payments.
  • Restaurant Revitalization Fund [CLOSED to NEW Applicants] – Grants of up to $10 million provided to eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID. Eligible funding uses include commercial rent or mortgage payments.