The Long Island office of Empire State Development, the state’s primary business-aid agency, will hold a series of open houses starting Wednesday to help local businesses and not-for-profit groups apply for tax credits and grants, officials said.

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Cara Longworth, the agency’s Long Island regional director, said the open houses will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, and on June 14 and July 12 in the ESD office, 150 Motor Pkwy., Suite 311, in Hauppauge.

Longworth and her staff will be available to answer questions about the Consolidated Funding Application process used to request state aid. Appointments can also be made by calling 631-435-0717.