New York City has announced programs to assist businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy, including emergency loans, free office space and expedited help navigating city agency permits in order to reopen for business. Click here for more information on city programs. For more information on a range of federal Small Business Administration disaster relief loan programs, click here.
Mayor Bloomberg also announced a new $5.5 million matching grant program for small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The grants are designed to supplement low-interest loans from the City's Emergency Loan Fund. For more information or to apply online, visit here.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance: Provides benefits to previously employed or self-employed individuals rendered jobless as a direct result of a major disaster, and who are not eligible for regular federal/state unemployment compensation. In certain cases, individuals who have no work history or are unable to work may also be eligible for DUA benefits. Click here for more information on this federal program, or call 1.877.872.5627.
Federal Tax Relief: Special tax law provisions may help both individual taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Click here for more information on this IRS program.