Updated: May 13
Dear Business Owner:
I sincerely hope this letter finds you, and your employees, healthy and safe. The past two years
have certainly been a challenging time for all of us, in particular for our local business owners,
and not-for-profit agencies.
We at the Town truly understand how invaluable our businesses and not-for-profits are to our
Community and the local economy. I am pleased to let you know that together with the Town
Board, the Town of Islip, like many other municipalities, has received grant funding from the
Federal Government’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The Town of Islip is proud to present
K.I.T. (Keep Islip Thriving) committing a portion of this pandemic relief funding to our small
businesses and not for profits. Please note that this is a limited opportunity that will be available
on a first-come-first-serve basis.
We encourage all local businesses and not-for-profits to review the enclosed grant application
and apply for the funding. Eligible candidates, who demonstrate a negative economic impact due
to COVID, will be able to receive a maximum grant of $5,000. No re-payment is required. All
applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com. For more
information, or to download the application, I encourage you to visit our website
www.islipny.gov or call our Office of Economic Development at 631-224-5512.
The Town Board and I remain committed to doing all that we can to ensure that our businesses,
that have long been the back bone of our community, can successfully continue for years to come.
We thank you for all that you do for our Town, and look forward to continuing to work together
for all our residents.
Angie M. Carpenter
Islip Town Supervisor
• Maximum dollar amount - $5,000 per application
• No re-payment required
• Business must be located within the Town of Islip and have at least two (2)
years of business operating history.
• Business must have no more than five-hundred (500) full-time equivalent
• Business must demonstrate an identifiable financial hardship as a result of
COVID-19. Financial hardship must be documented, quantifiable, and clearly
driven by COVID-19.
• Business must be in good standing and current on its federal, state and local
tax obligations and have no outstanding liens or judgments.
• Business must be in good standing with the Town and have no outstanding
Town Code violations.
• Applicant must self-certify the eligibility requirements and to the proposed use
of funds on the application.