* Town of Brookhaven Businesses with Five or Fewer Employees * EMERGENCY MICROENTERPRISE BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM The Town of Brookhaven has received a Special Allocation of funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (Public Law No. 116-136) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town of Brookhaven, through the Department of Housing and Human Services, has created an Emergency Microenterprise Business Relief Grant Program to help mitigate the economic hardships experienced by small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding mechanism is designed to serve microenterprise businesses within the Town. A microenterprise business is a business with five or fewer employees, one or more of whom owns the business/enterprise. This will help to sustain the microenterprise business during this period of economic slow-down. The primary Community Development Block Grant objective of assistance to low-and-moderate income business owners will be through grants to assist in overhead costs of microenterprise businesses within the Town of Brookhaven. Grants provided may be up to $10,000 per business. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS MAY 20, 2020 at 4:30pm. Application will be processed on a first come/first served basis until such time as program grant funds are exhausted. Applications can be emailed prior to the deadline to Christine Rignola at CRignola@brookhavenny.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Christine at (631) 451-6602. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT https://www.brookhavenny.gov/243/Housing-Human-Services Sincerely, Lisa M. G. Mulligan, Director Town of Brookhaven Division of Economic Development www.brookhavenny.gov
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