April 12th, 2022 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and the Islip Town Board are proud to announce the launch of the KIT (Keep Islip Thriving) Grant Program. Through funding provided by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), small business owners and not-for-profits within the Town of Islip have the opportunity to obtain grant funding to assist with the financial burdens brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“These past two years have affected many small businesses and charitable organizations within our Town who are invaluable to our community. Through this grant program, we hope to aid businesses as they navigate hardships faced through no fault of their own,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.
The KIT Grant Program, coordinated through the Department of Economic Development, will assist eligible candidates who demonstrate a negative financial impact due to COVID. Small businesses and non-for-profits that qualify for the KIT Grant can receive upwards of $5,000, with no re-payment required.
“Islip businesses have long been the backbone of our community,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “The Town Board and I remain committed to doing all we can to ensure their continued success for years to come.” the Supervisor added.