New York City Economic Development Corp www.nycedc.com/backtobusiness
New York City Service www.nycservice.org
FEMA www.disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362)
US Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
New York State Hurricane Sandy Helpline: 1-888-769-7243
The disaster declaration covers the counties of Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk and Westchester in New York, which are eligible for both Physical and Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA. Small businesses and most private non-profit organizations in the following adjacent counties are eligible to apply only for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans: Fairfield in Connecticut; and Bergen, Hudson and Passaic in New Jersey.
Disaster home and business loans are available to repair disaster damaged real estate and replace damaged contents. Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes having difficulties meeting operating expenses because of the disaster.
Interest rates are as low as 1.688 percent for homeowners and renters, 3 percent for non-profit organizations and 4 percent for businesses, with maximum up to 30-year repayment terms.
Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can apply for assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). Disaster assistance applicants, who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(local time) seven days a week until further notice. Those in affected areas with access to the internet may register by web enabled mobile device at m.fema.gov, or online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov