Assemblyman Braunstein Announces Queens Small Business Grant Program Webinar with Queens Chamber

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside), in collaboration with the Queens Chamber of Commerce and Empire State Development, will host a webinar for Queens micro and small businesses who want to find out more or have questions about New York State’s COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program. The webinar will take place on September 22 from 1-2 p.m. via Zoom. 

Registration for the event can be completed at

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented Queens small businesses, the heart of our local economy, with unprecedented challenges throughout the last year and a half,” said Assemblyman Edward Braunstein. “The NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program offers relief to those establishments who need it most, and I thank the Queens Chamber of Commerce for partnering on this important event.

The $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program is a part of the $1B Business Relief package passed within the New York State FY 2021-22 Budget. To access the application, businesses should visit

"The past year and a half has been incredibly difficult for small businesses here in Queens and throughout New York,” said Tom Grech, President & CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce. “As the oldest and largest business association in Queens, we are committed to helping our business community get back on its feet and appreciate the deep commitment shown by Empire State Development and Assemblyman Braunstein to ensure that every small business in need of support can access it. We are excited to collaborate with them on this event."