NYSEG Workshops to Help Nonresidential Customers Apply for Emergency Economic Development Storm-Recovery Funds

By WBNG News

NYSEG Workshops to Help Nonresidential Customers Apply for Emergency Economic Development Storm-Recovery Funds

July 18, 2012 Updated Jul 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) NYSEG has scheduled a series of workshops to help nonresidential customers who incurred damage from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee apply for NYSEG emergency economic development grants.

According to a news release:

Storm-recovery funds are available even if repair work has already been completed.

Eligibility for grants will be determined through the application review process. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2012.

On October 19, 2011, the New York State Public Service Commission approved NYSEG’s request to spend up to $7 million to assist eligible businesses, municipalities, large residential establishments, agri-businesses, farms and not-for-profit agencies affected by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Since implementing the program, NYSEG has disbursed approximately
$1.6 million to 60 nonresidential customers to assist with storm recovery.

“We strongly encourage nonresidential customers who incurred damage from Irene or Lee to apply for these no-strings-attached emergency economic development grants,” said Mark S. Lynch, president of NYSEG and RG&E.  

Workshops are scheduled for:

Monday, July 23
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
Vestal Public Library – Community Meeting Room
320 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal

Tuesday, July 24
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sidney Town Hall/Civic Center – Room 127
21 Liberty Street
Sidney

Wednesday, July 25
1 to 7 p.m.
Tioga Opportunities Countryside Community Center
9 Sheldon Guile Boulevard
Owego

Wednesday, July 25
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sullivan County Government Center
100 North Street
Monticello

Friday, July 27
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Middletown Town Hall
42339 State Highway 28
Margaretville