Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez and the Babylon Town Board have announced the Direct Support Program (DSP), which will provide $3 million to fund grants to support businesses, local nonprofits and veterans groups struggling to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The town is using a portion of the monies it has received from the American Rescue Plan Local Recovery Fund in order to focus additional support to the town’s most underserved communities.
The Town of Babylon has fought hard to secure this money for the businesses and nonprofits within its boundaries and is now seeking to distribute the funds as quickly as possible, streamlining the application and approval process to cut out all unnecessary red tape.
"The Town wishes to directly support all organizations negatively impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 public health crisis. As such, the Town plans to use funds from the American Rescue Plan Local Recovery Fund to create the Town of Babylon Direct Support Program (“DSP”)."