Business Disaster Relief Resources

Resources available for businesses affected by the recent devastation of  Hurricane Sandy.

NYC Business Solutions: NYC Business Solutions provides a set of free services offered by the Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City. In wake of the Hurricane Sandy NYC Business Solutions including the Department of Small Business Services and the New York City Economic Development Corporation has made provisions to provide aid for business that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. There are emergency loans available, sales tax breaks as well as temporary office space for displaced businesses needing office space.  Plus other needed emergency business services.

Click here for an outline of available programs and relevant contact information. 

For immediate assistance contact: 

NYC Business Solutions Account manager Danielle Douglass

Email: ddouglas@nycbusiness-solutions.com Ph: (718) 577-2225

NYC Business Solutions Director Lloyd Cambridge

Email: lcambridge@nycbusiness-solutions.com Ph: (718)-577-2134

SBA Disasters Loans: SBA provides low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.

Additional Resources: These links point to websites created and maintained by other excellent organizations that may be of interest to you.

SBA Office of Disaster Assistance: Provides low-interest, long-term loans to small businesses owners who need help replacing or repairing personal property, equipment, inventory or business assets. The interest rates on the loans range from 4 percent to 8 percent and can be repaid over as much as 30 years.

SBA Disaster Centers: The agency has disaster offices located in NY and across the country that can provide information and assistance quickly to businesses that incur damage from a natural disaster.

DisasterSafety.org: Provides a step-by-step guide to swiftly but safely getting your business back on track following emergencies and natural and man-made disasters.

DisasterAssistance.gov: Provides more general information and assistance application materials for individuals seeking help following a natural disaster.

FEMA Disaster Assistance: Provides assistance to individuals whose property was damaged in a federally-declared disaster who may not be fully covered by their insurance plans.

American Red Cross: Provides disaster relief intended to address immediate emergency needs and can offer translation and interpretation services to victims of the storm.

Nassau County Department of Emergency Management

Suffolk County Department of Emergency Management

NYC Department of Emergency Management