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Governor Cuomo Announces Grants to Small Businesses and Not-For-Profits in the Capital Region to Support Flood Recovery Efforts

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Statewide, 584 small businesses, farms, multiple dwellings, and not-for-profits receive grants through Business Flood Recovery Grant Program


Albany, NY (July 19, 2012)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that grants have been awarded to small businesses and not-for-profits in the Capital Region through the Business Flood Recovery Grant Program.

 

Statewide, 584 eligible entities that sustained direct, flood-related damage as a result of Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee will receive a total of $7.9 million in assistance through the Business Flood Recovery Grant Program. Empire State Development (ESD), the agency administering the Business Flood Recovery Grant Program, will provide grants of up to $20,000 to the small businesses, farms, multiple dwellings, and not-for-profits that qualified for the program.

 

"Helping our communities recover from the devastating floods has remained a top priority, and today, we have matched that commitment with critical funding to support their resurgence," Governor Cuomo said. "This grant program will help those who were hit hardest by the floods get the resources they need to rebuild."

 

The Business Flood Recovery Grant funding is geared to help offset the costs of storm-related repairs and restoration of structures not covered by insurance or other federal, state, or local recovery programs. ESD conducted a comprehensive review of applications before determining eligibility and the awards. Nearly 1000 applications were received and ESD continues to work with businesses to ensure the remaining applications are complete and all possible flood assistance is provided. All awards are pending public hearings and final approval by the Public Authorities Control Board, which are expected to be completed by first week of August.

 

A complete list of funded projects is available at: http://esd.ny.gov/DisasterRecovery/2012_HurricaneIreneFundedProjects.pdf

 

Senator James L. Seward said, "Small business owners and farmers, hit hard by last year's flooding, reopened as soon as they were able to clean up the muddy water and debris that paralyzed our communities. Many took out loans, drained their personal savings and used credit cards to open their doors, plant crops and remain in long time locations. These grants will help pay off a portion of the recovery costs and ensure these community mainstays will remain part of our local fabric."

 

Senator Hugh T. Farley said, "These grants represent another important step in helping this region recover and rebuild after last year's devastating floods. Working with the Governor, we were able to create this program to assist small businesses, farms and nonprofit organizations. We recognize that these entities are the economic backbone of these small communities, and I am glad that the State is able to offer this assistance to help them recover."

 

Senator Betty Little said, "In the hours, days and months following last year's flooding, the Cuomo administration's response was extraordinary. As we know, recovery from the devastation is a long and ongoing process. I'm pleased to join Governor Cuomo in making this announcement recognizing the need for continued state assistance and the importance of helping employers in our hard-hit communities make progress and recover financially."

 

Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari said, "Following the destructive flooding and damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, these grants help buoy ongoing recovery efforts for the three small businesses like Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood in my district receiving grants. I commend the Governor for his efforts to support small business, farms, and not-for-profits, the backbone of New York's economy."

 

Assembly Member Bob Reilly said, "For businesses like Kal-Harbour in Watervliet, this funding provides important assistance in their attempt to rebuild, grow, and contribute to our local communities. I commend the Governor's efforts on behalf of small business owners statewide."

 

Assembly Member John McEneny said, "Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee caused lasting damage to businesses across my district and I applaud the Governor's efforts to ease their recovery efforts. For the four businesses across my district, and the 581 others across the state that are receiving grants, these funding eases their burden and contributes to New York's ongoing economic revitalization."

 

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams said, "The recovery of our communities is dependent on the ability of their local businesses to have the resources they need to get back to business. Under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, the state is showing its dedication to the flood recovery efforts by provided direct assistance to those who need it most."

 

The State Legislature passed Governor Cuomo's Flood Recovery Grant Program in December 2011 to ensure continued recovery efforts in regions of the state hit hardest by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The program was officially launched in January 2012.

 

The new law includes support for communities recovering from the storms through the $21 million Business Flood Recovery Grant Program, as well as the $9 million Flood Mitigation Grant Program, which is administered jointly by Empire State Development (ESD) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). In addition, New York State is providing $7 million in funding so counties can meet their 25 percent non-federal match requirements for eligible federally funded stream restoration projects through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

 

Entities in the Capital Region receiving funding include:

 

Entity

Locality

County

Project Description

Hudson Harbor Steak & Seafood LLC

Albany

Albany

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Kal-Harbour, Inc.

Watervliet

Albany

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

McMellen Enterprises, Inc.

Voorheesville

Albany

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Reconstruction, Machinery & Equipment

Onesquethaw Union Cemetery Association, Inc.

Feura Bush

Albany

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Suzanne E. Lendrum

Berne

Albany

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Wanda A. Bates

Preston Hollow

Albany

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

CJ Hayden Farm Management, LLC

Stuyvesant

Columbia

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Hearthstone Inn, Inc.

Ancramdale

Columbia

Inventory, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

A. J. Young & Son, Inc.

Prattsville

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Blackhead Mountain Lodge Inc. d/b/a Blackhead
Mountain Lodge & Country Club

Round Top

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Brabazon Agency, Inc.

Windham

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Brian Christman

Windham

Greene

Motor Vehicles (business vehicles), Real Estate
Repair/Replacement, Machinery & Equipment

Catskill Motor Court, Inc.

Catskill

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

Catskill Self Storage

Leeds

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Charles Laskowski

Windham

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Cone E Ice Cream, Inc.

Catskill

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Copper Kettle Cottages, LLC

Windham

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Creamery Millwork, Inc.

Lexington

Greene

Inventory, Machinery & Equipment

Decker-Gulino, Inc.

Windham

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Diane Caiati

Prattsville

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Dimensional Hardwoods, LLC

Prattsville

Greene

Inventory, Machinery & Equipment, Real
Estate Repair/Replacement

Dorothy Dodig

Palenville

Greene

Inventory

Drew Shuster

Windham

Greene

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

Frank Gail, Inc.

Catskill

Greene

Inventory, Machinery & Equipment

Freehold Airport, LLC

Freehold

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Garden of Stone LLC

Windham

Greene

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

GNH Lumber, Inc.

Windham

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

James E. Rion

Prattsville

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Motor Vehicles (business vehicles)

Janet A. Forster

Catskill

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Janice Marandola

Prattsville

Greene

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

Jessika Schreiber

Windham

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

John E. Falke

Prattsville

Greene

Machinery & Equipment

Laura Bartner

Windham

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Law Offices of Sean J. Doolan, Esq.

Windham

Greene

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

Lawrence Palmateer

Athens

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Millrock Restaurant Inc

Windham

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Montaz Ahmad

Catskill

Greene

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

Mountain T-Shirts, Inc.

Catskill

Greene

Machinery & Equipment

NZM Restaurant Corporation/Michael's Diner

Windham

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

O'Hara's Service, LLC

Prattsville

Greene

Inventory, Real Estate Reconstruction

Prattsville Diner

Prattsville

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Richard Wilkie

Prattsville

Greene

Inventory

Rikroc LLC

Hensonville

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

Robert Brabant

Prattsville

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Sally M. Schneider

Purling

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Scribner Hollow Corporation

Hunter

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Shady Harbor Realty, LLC

New Baltimore

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Ski Windham Operating Corp.

Windham

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Stebra, Inc.

Prattsville

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Stephen Baker

Prattsville

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Stephen P. Canfield

East Jewett

Greene

Inventory, Real Estate Repair/Replacement,
Machinery & Equipment

Steve Haskin Trucking, Inc.

Prattsville

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Story's Nursery, Inc.

Freehold

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

The Adaptive Sports Foundation, Inc.

Windham

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

The Catskill Marina Corporation

Catskill

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

The Kesl House, iNC.

Tannersville

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Thompson House, Inc.

Windham

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Vaneck Farmstand & Gift Shop

Prattsville

Greene

Inventory, Machinery & Equipment, Real
Estate Repair/Replacement

Village Green Realty, Inc.

Windham

Greene

Inventory, Machinery & Equipment

Water Point Inc.

Catskill

Greene

Engineering & Architectural Plans, Real
Estate Reconstruction

William Moon Iron Works, Inc.

Catskill

Greene

Inventory, Machinery & Equipment

Windham Country Club

Windham

Greene

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Windham Equipment Rental, Inc.

Windham

Greene

Machinery & Equipment

Windham Ventures

Windham

Greene

Furniture & Fixtures, Inventory, Machinery
& Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Zadock Pratt Museum, Inc.

Prattsville

Greene

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Zoom Flume Water Park LLC

East Durham

Greene

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

Brian A. Denison

Schaghticoke

Rensselaer

Real Estate Reconstruction

Brunswick Barbecue & Brew LLC

Troy

Rensselaer

Inventory, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

First Columbia 433 River Street, LLC

Troy

Rensselaer

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

The Troy Motor Boat & Canoe Club, Inc.

Troy

Rensselaer

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Ursula of Switzerland, Inc.

Waterford

Saratoga

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Albert A. Farone, Jr.

Rotterdam Junction

Schenectady

Inventory, Machinery & Equipment

Dominick A. DeCocco & Rita G. Decocco

Duanesburg

Schenectady

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

John A. Balbian, III

Glenville

Schenectady

Inventory, Machinery & Equipment, Real
Estate Repair/Replacement

Michael Miller

Rotterdam Jct

Schenectady

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Northeast Housing of Scotia Inc.

Scotia

Schenectady

Machinery & Equipment, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

River Stone Manor

Glenville

Schenectady

Furniture & Fixtures, Machinery &
Equipment, Real Estate Repair/Replacement

M. T. Kissane Enterprises, Inc.

Lake George

Warren

Furniture & Fixtures, Real Estate
Repair/Replacement

Pucker Ridge Farm, LLC

Warrensburg

Warren

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Sundowner of LG, NY, Inc.

Lake George

Warren

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

Douglas Fuller

Fort Ann

Washington

Inventory

Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation
Association, Inc.

Salem

Washington

Real Estate Repair/Replacement

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