The Staten Island Advance and silive.com pledges up to
in matching grants.
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH AUGUST 14, 2020
DEAR STATEN ISLAND BUSINESSES,
Since the start of the pandemic, our journalists have provided to you and the people of Staten Island critical news and information and stories of how Staten Islanders have come together to help each other. Audiences have turned to us in record numbers for breaking news on silive.com. They have engaged on our social channels, received our newsletters and have continued to be loyal subscribers of the Advance. As our digital readership more than doubled, so did the realization of the gravity of COVID-19 on our community.
Deeply committed to the people and businesses of Staten Island, our team shares your sense of hope as the restrictions of the past few months begin to relax. The Staten Island Advance has been part of this community for 134 years – through thick and thin. When we emerge from our homes, we know we will find a changed community landscape. As your business begins to reopen, you will need to navigate a new reality. The Advance and silive.com stand ready to support you through that process in the wake of COVID-19.
That’s why we are committing up to $2.5 Million in matching grants to support the marketing, advertising, and branding needs of our Staten Island businesses. This program is meant to help give your business an extra boost this summer as you reopen and need to communicate to existing and potential customers that you are open for business. The matching grant program runs July – October (extended from September).
Our community is priority number one.
Caroline Diamond Harrison, Publisher
HOW WE CAN HELP
This grant program can double your marketing impact by matching advertising dollars spent with The Staten Island Advance and silive.com. The grants start at $950*, and will be matched up to $50,000.
HOW TO APPLY
To start the application process, fill out the information below. Once submitted, you’ll hear back within 2 business days. A member of our team will connect by email or phone regarding your matching grant application and to begin discussions.
Applications will be accepted through August 14, 2020 (application deadline extended from July 31).
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LOCAL MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM
*Matching grant requires an initial investment. While we strive to help all; funds may not be available for certain products and categories. Matching funds must land within the same month as paid schedules in the months of July, August, September and October 2020. Please apply for more information. $2.5 Million dollar pledge is applicable to businesses serving Richmond County, NY.