The State of New York Small Business Storm Recovery
Program was established primarily to
support independently owned and operated businesses that have fewer than 100 employees and
are located in the counties designated as disaster areas as a result of Superstorm Sandy,
Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. To be eligible for funding, the business must have
experienced direct damage and/or economic hardship as a result of one of these storms.
These requirements and program parameters are subject to federal approval and may change.
Funding for this program will not be distributed by the federal government and made available to
the State of New York and its partners until federal agencies have approved the program
discussed in this document.
Other assistance is already available from the federal, state and local governments. To learn more about existing programs, please visit here.
How to submit a pre-application
Registration forms are now available online at
After completing the
registration form, you will be contacted to complete the registration process for small business
loans, grants and/or business consulting.
· To speak to a representative for help with your pre-application, please call 1-855-NYS-Sandy. Staff are available from 9 to 5, M-F to take your contact information. A designated application specialist will contact you as soon as possible.
Types of assistance under the Small Business Recovery Program
To learn more about the Small Business Grant, Small Business Loan and Small Business Coaching Programs, please click here for the Program Fact Sheet.