As COVID-19 reaches across New York State, we are committed to providing you with the most up to date information as we receive it. We know you have a lot of questions and we are doing our best to make sure you have the information you need.


City of Long Beach Microenterprise Assistance Grant Program up to $5000

micro enterprise assistance grant program flyer

The City has established and will administer a Microenterprise Assistance Grant Program in support of
eligible microenterprise businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary objective of this
program is to make funds available to microenterprise businesses that have been adversely impacted by
the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the program is to support the economic sustainability and
recovery of those businesses which serve all within The City of Long Beach, including Low- to Moderate-
Income residents of the community




NYS small businesses can apply for up to $25,000 state tax credit for COVID costs. 

“Generally, the new program is limited to businesses in New York State that have 100 or fewer employees, $2.5 million or less in 2021 gross receipts and at least $2,000 in eligible COVID-related purchases between Jan 1, 2021and Dec. 31, 2022, according to Hochul.”

“Business owners can determine if they are eligible for the COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program by answering questions via “a screening tool” at

If the screening tool finds that a business is eligible for the refundable state tax credit, then a link to the application will be provided once the application process starts.”

Here are FAQ regarding the program



Nassau County has set up a new website to help you find county and state grants for your business.
You can also call the county at 516-572-2888 for more information, or to set up a meeting at the county’s new business center.

Boost Portal Flyer


NYS will be opening applications for $800 million in small business COVID recovery grants starting today! Small businesses, micro businesses and for-profit arts and cultural organizations are eligible to apply. The max grant is 50K. (Worth noting that if a business got 100K or more in federal PPP loans, they are not eligible for this)

More info is here:
FAQ sheet -


FEMA giving funeral assistance benefits to people who lost loved ones to Covid.



Special SBA PPP Program for Small Businesses with 20 Or Fewer Employees- Only for Two Weeks
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis; this is the second draw. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.
In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA will offer PPP loans to businesses with 20 or less employees, only from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021. SBA also announced four additional changes to open the PPP to more underserved small businesses during this period, such as allow sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed individuals to receive more financial support by revising the PPP’s funding formula. This can help many Long Beach businesses. Please go to the SBA PPP webpage for more information, including a list of lenders:
Free Financial Resources
If you need advice on how to proceed with PPP or in general, here are FREE financial resources for your business:
The SBA website ( has resources listed under the “Local Assistance” tab. Here you can find free resources to help you apply for the above programs. There are specific programs to help veterans and women.
Small Business Development Centers in Farmingdale and Stony Brook:
Nassau County Restaurant Recovery Grant Program (RRGP) application portal has reopened. 
The program is designed to support full-service restaurants during the winter months when outdoor dining is limited and as restaurants adjust to New York State’s COVID-19 safety restrictions and new mandates. If you have not already begun the application process and would like to apply, please visit  For any questions, contact the Nassau County Restaurant Recovery Team at and 1-646-825-9617.
2021 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is now open.
There are $230,000 in prizes. Entries close March 9, 2021. For more information, go to:


Long Island Mask Public Service Announcement: The "Mask Up, Long Island" public service announcement can be found here:​ 


Statewide and Regional Metrics: ​You can monitor the COVID19 public health metrics through the NYS Regional Monitoring Dashboard here:​. Through the county dashboard found here: And through the early monitoring dashboard here: 


Where to find a test: Residents can use this search tool to find a nearby testing site:​ In addition to the list of sites you will find using the tool, testing is also still available at the NYS-operated drive-thru sites at Jones Beach and Stony Brook University. Testing at these two drive-thru locations is free for NY residents. 


Incoming Travel Advisory: Travelers coming into NY are required to quarantine for 14 days. You may “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine following the guidelines on this webpage: Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York are exempt from the travel advisory, this includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont. The guidance also applies to international travelers coming from any CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Health Notice country. Attached is the detailed guidance document on the incoming travel advisory. Please be sure to read this document thoroughly, especially if you are considering traveling. 


School Toolkit: Attached is a helpful Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID19 Toolkit from the NYS Department of Health. I've included both the English and Spanish version of the toolkit. 


Gathering limit: On November 11th, Governor Cuomo announced that gatherings at private residences (indoors and outdoors) is limited to a total of 10 people. All other gatherings are limited to a total of 50 people, this includes catered events. 


SLA-licensed Entities: Bars, restaurants and gyms or fitness centers, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment (include movie theaters, casinos, and bowling alleys), are required to close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily. Restaurants will still be allowed to provide curbside, food-only pick-up or delivery after 10 p.m., but will not be permitted to serve alcohol to go. More information on these regulations can be found on the SLA website here:​. A helpful FAQ for SLA-licensees on reopening guidelines can be found here:​ 


COVID Alert NY Phone App: COVID Alert NY is a free download for iPhone and Android smartphones, available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. COVID Alert NY is the voluntary, anonymous, exposure-notification smartphone app. The app keeps track of when people are close to another app-enabled smartphone using Bluetooth technology.


Here is a current list of resources for the business community.

Health Resources


Industries Reopening by Phase​



         Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services

         Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail

New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Tool

Help with Re-Opening - Perotta Consulting

Generic Business Plan Template

Retail Trade   - Guidelines - Plan template

Construction  - Guidelines - Plan template

Wholesale Trade  - Guidelines - Plan template

Download and print SIGNS Applications for Outdoor eating establishments in Long Beach

Empire State Development Corporation Updates Guidance on Essential Businesses

City of Long Beach latest COVID19 info

City of Long Beach Business Resource page

Nassau County Resources

NYS Resources


Small Business Recovery Loan Program

US Chambers of Commerce Small Business Loans

Guide to Financial Aid (the Cares Act)

TD BANK offers Line of Credit

    Fact Sheet
    Application Form

When to apply for Forgiveness

Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan

GRANTS for NonProfits
    application instructions

SBA: Small businesses that are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 crisis may be able to access low-interest loans through the Small Business Administration's Disaster Loans Program.

SBA Power Point How to Apply for Assistance Loans â€‹

New York Department of Financial Services, with FAQ's and information regarding Business Interruption Coverage  

Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

NY Attorney General COVID-19 Application For Suspension of Debt Collection Activity:

Submission form from ESD for COVID-19-Related Business Questions:  

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) was created as part of the recently enacted $2.2 trillion federal economic relief legislation to help certain unemployed persons impacted by COVID-19. This program offers temporary unemployment assistance to those who are unemployed, partially employed or unable to work because of COVID-19 and are not currently eligible for regular unemployment benefits.These benefits may last for a period of up to 39 weeks.

To view a list of scenarios under which an individual may or may not be eligible for PUA, click here 

It's important to note that if you have the ability to telework with pay or are receiving paid sick leave or other paid leave benefits, you will not be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
Note that filing days for PUA are based on the first letter of your last name.  For more information, visit
To apply,  


COVID-19 Updates from City of Long Beach

COVID-19 Nassau County updates

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATES from NY State

MOUNT SINAI SOUTH NASSAU covid-19 information

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All businesses and counties are advised to reach out to their regional ESD office ( ) and DHSES ( ). They will be coordinating, assisting, and communicating once NYS has received its approval.




City of Long Beach closes Recreation Center and MLK Center until further notice


Curran Joined by Federal/State Officials Raise Awareness & Condemn Price Gouging Coronavirus Supply