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Gonsalves Calls to Expand Federal Hurricane Sandy Relief Programs For Businesses

The federal and disaster relief will fund programs and grant opportunities to assist small business owners.

Nassau County Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves and the Nassau County Legislature recently called upon Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to expand federal disaster relief funding programs and grant opportunities to help small businesses recover financial losses due to Hurricane Sandy.

“There are many small business owners in Nassau County who were devastated by Superstorm Sandy and expanding the relief programs and offering grant opportunities to cover lost revenue would be a major step in getting those businesses and our economy back on track,”  Gonsalves said.

The Nassau County and Suffolk County Legislatures made the request to help rebuild Long Island. The requested federal aid would consist of direct funding and grant programs to help business owners who may have suffered property damage or lost inventory and sales opportunities due to Hurricane Sandy and power outages.

 “I am very pleased we were able to put politics aside and work in a bipartisan fashion to help our residents,” Gonsalves said.

Frank T November 30, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Wow what a gutsy decision by the legislature. We should be getting taxpayer financed fliers in the mail soon about how wonderful Norma is by asking for more federal aide.
Jon L. December 01, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Frank T said everything I was going but I would like to add that we will also get a flyer if the money comes through about how 'hard' she worked to get it.
anthony December 01, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Why dosn't Norma go after the slum lords that leave there store fronts empty for yrs instead of trying to rent them and bring in new fresh stores,and revenue, instead of pizza and chinese take out or fast food.
unknownauthor December 04, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Most landlords, especially on Hempstead Turnpike, can NOT rent their stores at break even rentals, once you factor in the exceptionally high commercial property taxes. Its about time the politicians take heed. Don't think that landlords get to pick and choose their tenants from some fabulous wish list. They take what they can. Next time you drive down the Turnpike, count the empty stores..... and the list is growing. Now THATS an eyesore! OND Esq.

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