NYSEG has scheduled a series of workshops to help nonresidential customers who incurred damage from Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee apply for NYSEG emergency economic development grants.

Storm-recovery funds are available even if repair work has already been completed. Mark Lynch, president of NYSEG, says that they strongly encourage nonresidential customers who incurred damage from Irene or Lee to apply for these no-strings-attached emergency economic development grants.

The deadline for applications is September 1, 2012. Locally, there will be workshops in Sidney and in Margaretville.

The Sidney workshop is on July 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sidney Town Hall/Civic Center on Liberty Street, and the Margaretville workshop is July 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall on State Highway 28 in Margaretville. For more information, go to NYSEG.com