2021 09 Boost Nassau 1As the Minority Caucus representative on Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s COVID-19 Economic Advisory Council (EAC), Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton remains intently focused on the task of determining the best use of federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding. The Council’s mission is to ensure that businesses, organizations and residents receive the support they need to build back stronger after the pandemic. As the Minority Caucus representative on Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s COVID-19 Economic Advisory Council (EAC), Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton remains intently focused on the task of determining the best use of federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding. The Council’s mission is to ensure that businesses, organizations and residents receive the support they need to build back stronger after the pandemic.

Part of Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton’s work on the EAC includes assisting County Executive Curran with promoting the Boost Main Street Small Business Grant Program. Of the $25 million in ARP funding dedicated to businesses, $10 million has been allocated to this initiative, which offers eligible applicants with 10 or fewer employees up to $5,000 in grants, and up to $10,000 for those with 11 to 50 employees.

Unti2021 09 Boost Nassau 1tled 2Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton continues to go door-to-door in business districts throughout District 11 to discuss the relief programs that are available. To ensure business owners get their fair share of aid, she encourages them to utilize the Boost Nassau Resource Center, which compiles federal, state, county and town-level COVID-19 recovery assistance resources into a centralized website and a brick-and-mortar Resource Center located in Eisenhower Park. Visit https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/boostnassau for more info.