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The Brookhaven Chambers of Commerce Coalition has recognized that this past year has been extraordinarily challenging for our small business communities. With this in mind the BCCC is offering a NEW grant for this year to help our small businesses. The criteria is different from our small business improvement grant and allows the money awarded to be used for OPERAITONAL COSTS. Guidelines and contact info are below. Your letter of request is your ‘formal application’.
Brookhaven Recovery Start-up Grant-$1,000

ELIGIBILITY:
• Business may not be larger than 50 employees
• Business must be a member of their local chamber or any chamber in the Town of Brookhaven.
• That chamber must be a member of the BCCC in good standing.
• Only Business owners or main principles of the business may submit an application for the award.
• Proof of ownership or entitlement (manager, executive) must be presented with the application.
• Requests for the award can be used for ANY operational cost for the business, to include, but not limited to utilities, rent and payroll.
• The business must have been operating for a minimum of one year prior to the Covid-19 mandatory shut down.
• The business must be considered viable in the time period after the grant application while considering the added requirements of public safety protocols.
• You must be able to show a substantial business loss due to total shut down or severely restricted activity pursuant to the Disaster Emergency declared in New York State

*Non-profits are ineligible, ONLY SMALL BUSINESSES

Letters of request must be emailed to bransome@optonline.net with BCCC ‘Small Business Improvement Award’ in the subject area. ALL requests MUST BE EMAILED BY March 1st DEADLINE. The award will be given out late Spring through a zoom presentation.

All questions can be directed to Barbara Ransome c 631-889-1190 or email at bransome@optonline.net

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