Hurricane Disaster Relief

NEW: Governor Cuomo Announces more than $874 Million in State Aid Delivered in One Year Since Hurricane Irene & Tropical Storm Lee | Progress Report




NEW: A complete list of funded projects is available here.

**All projects stand to recieve a grant of up to $20,000, pending a final audit and public hearings and approval by the Public Authority Central Board**


Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Flood Recovery Grant Program Created

  1. Statute

  2. Flood Recovery

  3. Flood Mitigation

For the latest news, information and resources, you can also visit Governor Cuomo's website.

Assistance is available for businesses adversely impacted by Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee and related flooding. Governor Cuomo is urging businesses to do 3 things: 

1.   Immediately reach out to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to apply for assistance for physical and economic damages;

2.   Fill out a FEMA questionnaire to access potential assistance that may be available to businesses through various agencies or future programs.

Right now it is most important that businesses start the SBA application process, which can be done:

      1.   Online at;

      2.   By calling the SBA Hotline at 1-800-659-2955; or

      3.   By visiting an SBA representative stationed at a Disaster Recovery Center in the affected community. 

In addition, there are other organizations, including the Small Business Development Centers and the Entrepreneurial Assistance Centers across the state, which can assist businesses with accessing relief assistance. 

*For personal, non-business assistance, visit the website of New York State Office of Emergency Management (SEMO) here:

Contact Information
If you know of a business in need of assistance or have questions, please call our Business Hotline Number at 1-800-STATE-NY.