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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Legislator Kennedy Provides COVID-19 Relief Resources to Small Businesses

Legislator Leslie Kennedy

April 5, 2021 –Legislator Leslie Kennedy recognizes that small businesses are the economic engine for the 12th Legislative District and Suffolk County. Legislator Kennedy wants them to succeed and is providing the below resources and contacts who may be able to assist them during this Covid-19 economic pandemic. 


Most recently, the Payment Protection Program (PPP) has been extended to May 31, 2021. A PPP loan is a Small Business Administration (SBA) backed loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.


There are many other Covid-19 Relief Options that the Long Island Small Business Development Centers can provide, including free counseling. If you would like to speak with a counselor, please contact one of the below listed Small Business Development Centers:  

Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University:

Research and Development Park, Building 17, Stony Brook University, NY 11794; Phone: (631) 632-9837

Farmingdale Small Business Development Center:

2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021; Phone: (934)420-2765


For more information about this assistance program or other events in the community, please call our office at (631)-854-3735 or log onto Legislator Kennedy’s Facebook page at


Suffolk County Legislator Leslie Kennedy represents the 12th Legislative District, encompassing Smithtown, Nesconset, Hauppauge, the Village of the Branch, Lake Grove, parts of Commack, Ronkonkoma, Lake Ronkonkoma and Centereach. Legislator Kennedy was born and raised on Long Island, is a former nurse and small business manager, and has dedicated her life towards the betterment of our community. She currently serves on the following Committees: Education & Labor, Health, Environment, Parks & Agriculture, Public Safety, Ways & Means, Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Services & Preparedness, Government Operations, Personnel, Information Technology & Diversity and Veterans & Consumer Affairs.


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