Business Resources post Hurricanes Irene and Lee

This page has been created by The Business Council to provide a list of resources
for our members — and all businesses across New York State — who have suffered damages in the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Lee. We hope that these links will be helpful to those businesses that have incurred losses to their company from the storm.

Heather Briccetti, President & CEO, The Business Council of New York State, Inc.


  • Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Flood Recovery Grants: Applications are being accepted for two grant programs:
    • The Flood Mitigation Grant Program (administered jointly by DEC and Empire State Development). This program is open to the 37 New York counties included in the federal disaster declaration. Applications must be postmarked and emailed by April 11, 2012.

    • The Business Flood Recovery Grant Program (administered by Empire State Development). This program is open to small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, farms, and owners of multiple dwellings that were damaged by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Applications are due by March 16, 2012.

    We urge you to visit the DEC's website at www.dec.ny.gov/lands/79243.html and ESD at www.esd.ny.gov/BusinessPrograms/FloodRecovery.html to learn more about these programs and eligibility.

Business Resources

New York State Small Business Credit Initiative

Protecting Property/Business from Disaster

FEMA Grants/Assistance for Private Non-Profits/Institutions

Disaster Assistance for Individuals/Families/Businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Loans

FEMA Private Sector Resources

New York State Small Business Credit Initiative

A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding, How to Navigate the Disaster Assistance Process
Compliments of U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

Federal Resources

State Resources

NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Storm Debris and Disposal Guidelines