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NASSAU COUNTY, NY – As part of her sweeping initiative to restore financial health and create jobs and opportunities lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined on Friday by elected officials, members of her Economic Advisory Council and community stakeholders to announce her proposal to use $62,900,000 from the American Rescue Plan to fund a robust economic recovery and community investment package. County Executive Curran has submitted legislation to the County Legislature that delivers relief for small businesses, residential and commercial renters, revitalizes main streets and downtowns, and rebuilds Nassau’s water infrastructure while supporting workforce development, senior citizens, veterans, youth programs and more.
The County has launched a new online portal at www.nassaucountyny.gov/BoostNassau that will serve as a one-stop-shop to determine eligibility for federal, state, and County programs and apply for available recovery grants, loans and other assistance programs and initiatives, including support to school and special districts. For those needing additional information and support, Nassau County staff will be available by appointment (phone or in person) at the new Boost Nassau Resource Center, a County facility at Eisenhower Park.
“It’s been a long road to recovery, but Nassau County is poised to come back stronger than ever,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “I want our residents and businesses in Nassau to know that more help is on the way. While all of this funding is being made available, the typical complexity and bureaucracy that often surrounds these types of programs may keep a resident or business owner from seeking and obtaining the help they need,” said Curran. “We are taking the guesswork out of the process and providing the resources and assistance residents need in one place.”
The County Executive’s proposal was developed in coordination with her Economic Advisory Council, which is comprised of diverse members of the Nassau County community, including stakeholders from business, non-for-profits, civic associations, and labor organizations. The Economic Advisory Council also commissioned a survey in partnership with Hofstra University to assess the County’s economic and pandemic recovery needs.
“County Executive Curran is leading the way for Nassau to once again rise above and recover even stronger from the pandemic,” said Richard Kessel, Chairman of the Nassau County IDA and Co-Chair of the County Executives Economic Advisory Council. “We are open for business, and this is a comprehensive effort to assist Nassau’s recovery. We thank County Executive Curran for her leadership.”
The Boost Nassau Online Portal is available at: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/boostnassau
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s Economic Recovery and Community Investment Plan includes the following:
Economic Recovery ($32,5000)
Water Infrastructure ($9M)
Community Investment ($17.9M)
Educational Technology ($3.5M)