Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci
City and borough officials announced a new $15 million grant program Tuesday to help Queens small businesses that are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Queens Small Business Grant Program was launched today and provides up to $20,000 to each recipient, with the funding coming provided by Steve Cohen, the new owner of New York Mets.
To be eligible, a business owner must have a storefront or be a street vendor and be located in one of the borough’s low-to-moderate income zip codes — or in an area designated as one of the hardest hit by COVID-19. Applicants must have employed 20 or fewer full-time workers in 2019.