New Source of Relief for Westchester Businesses

Starting next week, Westchester small businesses and nonprofits will have a new option for securing COVID-19 relief funds. The Westchester County Office of Economic Development has announced a new $10 million grant program for the county’s businesses and nonprofits with 99 or fewer employees.

The Westchester County Business FIRST program will accept applications from September 21 at 10 a.m. through September 30, 2020 at midnight.

The grants of up to $49,000 each can be used to fund employee retention and support efforts, rent or mortgage payments, remote work technology, safety equipment, working capital and other expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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If you have any questions about your eligibility, application or documentation requirements once the program opens, please contact our Crisis Response & Recovery professionals at 212.223.6216 or

Robert M. Bernstein Robert Bernstein is a partner at Grassi and leader of the firm’s Automotive practice. He specializes in providing business advisory and tax services to professionals within the automotive industry. His clientele includes owners of new and used car dealerships, full-service and exterior-only car washes, quick lube stations, auto repair businesses, independent and franchise gasoline stations and related convenience stores. Robert got his start in... Read full bio