Last modified: April 13, 2014, 7:17 PM
The New York State (NYS) Office of Storm Recovery coordinates & implements State programs for Sandy, Irene & Lee for housing, business, infrastructure & community planning.
Governor Cuomo created the Office of Storm Recovery in June 2013 to centralize recovery and rebuilding efforts in storm affected municipalities throughout the State of New York. In close collaboration with local and community leaders in these areas, the Office is working to respond to communities' most urgent rebuilding needs while also identifying long-term and innovative solutions to strengthen the State's infrastructure and critical systems for the future. Storm Recovery programs include the (1) NY Rising Housing Recovery Program, which provides homeowners with assistance for home repairs / rehabilitation, mitigation and elevations, (2) buyouts, and (3) the Small Business program, which provides small business grants of $50,000 or more, as well as low-interest loans, infrastructure and critical systems for the future.