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March 19, 2013
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New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy may be eligible for recovery assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, federal partners, the state, local municipalities and voluntary organizations. Individual Assistance Survivors who register may be eligible for federal grants to help cover various disaster-related expenses, including rental assistance, essential home repairs, personal property losses and other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance. The registration deadline is March 29.
March 19, 2013
Updates
  The Federal Emergency Management Agency, federal partners, the state, local municipalities and voluntary organizations are working to address recovery needs of New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy. Resources to Meet Critical Needs Disaster Legal Services The New York State Bar Association has established a helpline to assist Hurricane Sandy survivors with legal questions. Call 800-699-5636, Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm. Disaster Unemployment Assistance
March 18, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – New York renters may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To find out if renters qualify, they must complete and submit their disaster loan application from the U.S. Small Business Administration. No one has to accept an SBA disaster loan. But information provided on that loan application may be used to help determine eligibility for a variety of FEMA programs that can help renters rebuild their lives.
March 15, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Disaster assistance to New York survivors of Hurricane Sandy:
March 15, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Survivors of Hurricane Sandy have two weeks to register for possible disaster assistance and to return applications for low-interest disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline for both is March 29. FEMA urges everyone who sustained losses from Hurricane Sandy to register, including those who have insurance. Insurance may not cover all losses. The 13 designated counties are: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.
March 14, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK — Since Hurricane Sandy struck New York, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved nearly $733 million in Public Assistance grants to reimburse state, tribal and local governments and eligible private nonprofits for some of the costs of emergency response, debris removal and repairing or rebuilding damaged public facilities. More than 326 grants have been approved so far. Here are some of the recent reimbursements: Debris removal
March 14, 2013
Updates
In the aftermath of a disaster, survivors should watch out for people trying to take advantage during their most vulnerable time. There are a few steps survivors can take to protect against fraud and ensure they’re dealing with honest people. When receiving offers for state or federal aid
March 13, 2013
Updates
NEW YORK – After Hurricane Sandy, profits sank for many New York neighborhood business anchors. Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza in Staten Island was one of those neighborhood fixtures that was damaged. After the storm, Goodfella’s co-owner Scot Cosentino found his place a mess. A few feet of water turned a storage room into a lake with everything floating upside down. The Goodfella’s team decided to do what had worked after damage from Hurricane Irene in 2011: apply for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
March 12, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Hurricane Sandy survivors who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance can take advantage of the many services available through the FEMA helpline, 800-621-3362 (Voice, 7-1-1/Relay) or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Survivors can check the status of their applications, update contact information, and learn how their insurance affects FEMA assistance. Survivors also can call the helpline to:
March 11, 2013
News Release
NEW YORK – Following Hurricane Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been working to reimburse schools and school districts in New York for costs associated with emergency work, permanent work and debris removal. So far, more than $8.1 million in Public Assistance grant funding from FEMA has been approved for school projects in the 14 New York disaster impacted counties designated for Public Assistance.

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