Nassau Launches Restaurant Recovery Program

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Restaurants in the county can apply for grants to help them stay open during the winter months, when outdoor dining isn't feasible.
NASSAU COUNTY, NY — In an effort to help small businesses that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced the county's new Restaurant Recovery Grant Program.

With a $2.2 million investment of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, the county will provide approximately 300 restaurants with a grant of either $5,000 or $10,000, depending on their number of full-time employees. The program is intended to support full-service restaurants — an industry hit particularly hard by the pandemic — during the winter months when outdoor dining is limited and as restaurants adjust to the state's coronavirus safety restrictions and new mandates. "As county executive, I am doing everything I can to ensure a strong recovery for small businesses, especially in our cherished downtowns. And our restaurants are the anchor of those once bustling communities," said Curran. "A…
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