Local, state and federal assistance is available for businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy. Emergency loans are available for businesses that have experienced business interruption or have rebuilding needs. Additional services for displaced business owners may also be available.
Superstorm Sandy business recovery information from NYC.gov at NYC Small Business Services
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.gov):
Fact Sheet on Disaster Loans
FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery Centers
Business recovery information including applying for SBA Disaster Business Loans and FEMA’s preparedness planning for businesses at New York State Small Business Development Center.
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce
- Small Business Recovery Fund
- Step by Step Guide for Businesses Affected by Sandy
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Resouce Guide to Business Recovery
Free temporary legal assistance to disaster survivors from the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and FEMA through the Disaster Legal Services Program. In New York, call 1-800-699-5636.
Information on tax relief extensions and assistance to storm victims from the IRS.
Information on what type of assistance your business qualifies for at DisasterAssistance.gov.
Information on cleaning up your business after the storm from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If your business can offer assistance to fellow New Yorkers please contact the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
The NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program, a $26 million bridge loan program to assist NYC nonprofits in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, will provide critical funds in the coming months to bridge the gap between expenditures needed to support the recovery from Hurricane Sandy and anticipated revenues such as grants, pledges, contract reimbursements, FEMA and insurance payments. Click here to apply.
ACCION is offering Sandy Recovery Business Loans from $1,000 to $25,000 for businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy in New York City. Click here to apply.
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