Governor’s Relief and Response Resources

Governor’s Relief and Response Resources

Response to Hurricane Ida

Governor Kathy Hochul has secured an Emergency Disaster Declaration and a Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida and its unprecedented, historic rainfall. The counties covered by the declarations include: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Ida can utilize the following resources to help with clean-up and restoration efforts.

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Flooding Resources and Recovery Assistance

Help After Disaster

Find information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about disaster assistance, which consumers can apply for whether they have insurance or not.

Helping Communities and Homeowners Recover

$20M Available for Hudson Valley & Long Island

The $15.6 Million Repair and Reimbursement Program is available to non-profits to help homeowners make storm damage repairs and/or secure reimbursement for completed repairs. Families that earn 80 percent or less of the Area Median Income will be prioritized for eligibility and must demonstrate that their homes were damaged due to Ida. 
The $4 Million Resilient Investments Program helps local governments with technical assistance and/or planning funds to implement community-resiliency projects that will enhance protections for both infrastructure and local housing stock in the event of future storms. 

Relief for Undocumented New Yorkers

Funding is also available to provide Hurricane Ida relief to undocumented New Yorkers who do not qualify for FEMA assistance.

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Helping Businesses and Homeowners Recover

The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. For immediate assistance please call (800) 659-2955 or click on the button below.
Find local assistance with SBA District Offices and other SBA-approved organizations. SBA District Offices are responsible for providing small business owners with information about SBA's programs.

NY Project Hope


New York State has partnered with Crisis Text Line, an anonymous texting service available 24/7. Starting a conversation is easy. Text GOT5 to 741741 or Got5U to 741741 if you’re a college student. We’ve got time to talk.​

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