Press Release

PSEG Long Island helps Businesses with Incentives for Outdoor Spaces

(UNIONDALE, N.Y. – June 19, 2020) PSEG Long Island today announced a new Main Street Revitalization grant to continue helping small businesses adjust to new public health requirements as commercial districts reopen for business. The program will offer funding of up to $5,000 to a Chamber of Commerce or Business Improvement District.

The grant, which will reimburse these groups after the purchases are made, is to be used for, but not limited to, outdoor seating, outdoor tables, outdoor lighting, durable safety materials, and signage.

PSEG Long Island’s Main Street Revitalization grants support projects that will stimulate economic activity in downtown business districts on Long Island and in the Rockaways. This latest iteration of the program supports the enhancement of outdoor spaces where local businesses can provide outdoor dining and commerce with proper physical distancing.

“We created the Main Street Revitalization Program because we know that small businesses are the backbone of Long Island’s economy. If they thrive, we all thrive,” said John Keating, Manager of Economic Development for PSEG Long Island. “The pandemic has affected businesses in many ways, and the intent of this new program is to help them succeed, as our communities reopen for business.”

PSEG Long Island is committed to supporting the local economy. Its Main Street Revitalization Program supports projects in business districts that will:

  • Foster economic viability, vibrancy and support of local businesses
  • Increase economic growth and business in downtown areas that will be supported by a local chamber of commerce or business improvement district.


In addition, PSEG Long Island launched Small Business First. This program offers a no-cost or minimal cost incentive to help small business owners upgrade to more efficient lighting and lower operating costs moving forward. Customers are eligible for rebates averaging approximately $2,500 per customer efficiency upgrade, under the program.

Program funds are limited.

Learn more about the program and how to apply at


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PSEG Long Island
PSEG Long Island operates the Long Island Power Authority’s transmission and distribution system under a long-term contract. PSEG Long Island is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a publicly traded diversified energy company.