NYC Sandy Funding Tracker
Hurricane Sandy Business Loan and Grant Program Contributions to NYC Jobs
The Hurricane Sandy Business Loan and Grant Program (HSBLGP) has had a broad impact on jobs throughout New York City. Businesses that received an award from the HSBLGP employed more than 3,300 individuals before the storm, or an average of 12 employees per business.
 
Program Changes to Streamline Assistance
To streamline relief for businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy, Mayor de Blasio announced a series of changes to the Hurricane Sandy Business Loan and Grant Program:
If you are a small business that experienced direct damage as a result of the storm, you can now access up to $100,000 in grant money. Eligible applicants who demonstrate the ability to repay a loan with unmet need greater than $100,000 may qualify for a grant and loan up to $1.1 million. In cases of severe need, these applicants may receive all grant awards. Applicants with unmet need greater than $1.1 million will receive matching loans and grants. Loans will have a 1% interest rate and must be repaid in five years. Program restrictions still apply; businesses must still demonstrate an unmet need, and damage from the storm.
In addition to the program changes, extra resources will be dedicated in order to speed up the application process and provide technical assistance.
 
Help for Impacted Businesses
Time Frame Number of Businesses Value of Approved Loans and Grants
As of 12/31/14 155 $30.6 million
As of 03/31/15 211 $34.8 million
As of 06/30/15 268 $44.4 million
As of 09/30/15 334 $53.7 million
As of 12/31/15 348 $55.1 million
As of 03/31/16 348 $55.1 million
As of 06/30/16 349 $55.2 million
Additional links
›› Detailed performance statistics for the Hurricane Sandy Loan and Grant Program
Build it Back and Workforce1 Contributions to New York City Jobs           
Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Hiring Progress
Program Currently Placed
Job Placements 221
Placements in Union Construction through Pre-apprenticeship Vouchers 107
Grand Total 328
 
Local Hiring Goals
  Hires to Date Goal: 20% Local Hires
Local Hires % Local Hire
Construction Contractors 3,115 558 18%
Construction Support 388 30 8%
Case Management 450 47 10%
City Agencies 442 85 19%
Program Total 4,395 720 16%

                                                                                                                                                          Data as of September 26, 2016

Build it Back is committed to providing high-quality employment for New Yorkers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. As part of this commitment, Build it Back operates Sandy Recovery Workforce1 in partnership with the Department of Small Business Services. To date, Sandy Recovery Workforce1 has served 6,165 New Yorkers and made over 4,600 job referrals at the Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Center in Coney Island and at satellite centers in Far Rockaway and Staten Island.

This inter-agency collaboration matches qualified Sandy-impacted residents to jobs with City agencies and vendors working on recovery efforts, with the goal of recruiting 20% of the overall recovery workforce from Sandy-impacted communities. Build it Back contractors and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater NY (BCTC) are encouraged to work with community groups to hire local residents towards that goal. These employers are also required to comply with Section 3 of the 1968 HUD Act, and U.S. Executive Order 11246.

The City also offers cost-free vouchers to individuals from Sandy-impacted neighborhoods for pre-apprenticeship training to prepare residents for careers in the unionized construction industry. Following successful completion of these programs, residents are eligible for direct entry into NYC construction union apprenticeship programs and concurrent union construction employment. So far, 81 residents have completed pre-apprenticeship programs and 38 of those people have been successfully placed in union apprenticeship programs. 

Program Progress on Housing Recovery

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in October 2015 that the Build it Back single-family home program will be complete by the end of 2016 and that 100 percent of reimbursement checks have now been sent out to homeowners. 

The program’s significant momentum over the past two years stems from the Mayor’s overhaul of Build it Back in 2014. Details of the overhaul and the areas of progress can be found in the October 2015 update to the “One City Rebuilding Together” report (the initial report from April 2014 can be found here).

Click Here for more information about Housing Recovery Progress.

Additional Links
›› Housing Recovery Funding Information & Program Statistics
›› Build it Back Map
›› Build it Back Contracts
›› NYCHA Sandy Recovery: NextGen NYCHA
Recovery Maps
Recovery activities are underway throughout the five boroughs. Use the links below to find out what is happening in your area.
›› Build it Back Map - Interactive view of recovery progress from Build It Back's Single-Family and Multi-Family programs.
›› FEMA Public Assistance Map - Facilities damaged by Sandy receiving federal funding (includes FEMA-PA, FHWA-ER, and FTA-ER).
›› Resilience Map - Federally funded projects to strengthen New York City against future disasters.
Other Useful Maps
›› US Geological Survey’s Hurricane Sandy Storm Tide Map - Search by address or zip code near the upper-right corner.
›› FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps
Funding Overview

Congress allocated over $50 billion to fund recovery efforts for Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest storm in U.S. history. More than $15 billion of this funding is anticipated to benefit recovery in New York City.

Some funding is provided to and administered by the New York City government, while other funding is directly administered by federal agencies. Click here for a full overview of funding sources.


Federal Funding for Sandy Recovery in NYC
Administered by The New York City$13.0 billion
Administered by Federal Agencies$2.4 billion
Total$15.4 billion
Recovery and Resiliency Contributions to New York City Jobs 

As the City advances its more than $20 billion recovery and resiliency capital investment program, residents impacted by Sandy will have opportunities to access employment and the training needed to be eligible for the jobs these investments will create.

To realize this opportunity, the City will build on the model designed for the Build it Back program that established the Sandy Recovery Workforce1 program, which encourages the hiring of Sandy-impacted residents and provides training vouchers for residents to access pre-apprenticeship programs.

Additionally, community outreach and workforce development services will be further integrated with recovery and resiliency projects in partnership with industry and labor organizations to ensure all investments that strengthen the City's resiliency will create job opportunities for residents and low-income applicants. Data collected indicates that we are well on our way to realizing these goals: Recovery and resiliency projects have created 1,982 jobs since 2012.*

Securing Recovery Assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The FEMA Public Assistance program funds storm recovery work by the City, including emergency response, repairs to damaged infrastructure, and resiliency upgrades to protect against future storms. FEMA and the City are working to execute grant agreements that cover all eligible costs of Sandy recovery.

Overview and Key Recent Accomplishments

Public Assistance Grants by Project Type
Project Type Approved Grants In Development Grants Total1
Rapid Repairs (Emergency Repairs for Private Residences) $597,711,508  $815,342 $598,526,850
School Reconstruction $645,884,977 $42,423,172 $688,308,150
Beach Reopening and Renovation $493,409,040 $153,023,035 $646,432,075
City Labor $374,722,187 $129,310,951 $504,033,138
Hospital Recovery $1,740,072,366 $0 $1,740,072,366
All Other Types $4,884,577,533 $347,956,420 $5,232,533,953
Total $8,736,377,613 $673,528,920 $9,409,906,533
1. Total does not include over $600 million estimated in other federal funding programs, such as the Federal Highway Administration’s and the Federal Transit Administration’s Emergency Relief programs. 

Accomplishments Q2 2016

In the second quarter of 2016, the City was awarded nearly 23 million dollars for repairs and resiliency upgrades for damaged infrastructure.
 
Department of Cultural Affairs: 

  • $13M to repair flood damages at 39 NYC Aquarium eligible facilities located in Brooklyn, NY. Storm surge and subsequent storm backflow through existing site sewers caused the entire site to flood with up to 5 feet of water above grade. The 14 acre site sustained varying degrees of damage to its architectural, structural, mechanical, HVAC and electrical components.       
New York Police Department
  • $4.6M for NYPD Bomb Squad Administration Building located on the Rodman's Neck Peninsula of Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx sustained severe damage caused by flooding, storm surge and high tides. The site's damage included loss of insulation, sheet rock, sheathing, electrical and communication components, ceiling, significant mold growth, an infestation of rats that sought the attic space for high ground, plus destroyed furniture, equipment and other contents. The PW does not include the cost of the high-tech contents contained at the site.
  • $2M to cover costs associated with damaged conduit at NYPD buildings and associated facilities.
Department of Homeless Services
  • $2.4M for repairs for building damages and loss of contents at DHS facilities citywide.
 Additional Links
››FEMA Public Assistance Funding Summary
››FEMA Public Assistance Map
››FEMA Public Assistance Contracts

* These jobs numbers do not include the emergency work jobs created by National Emergency Grants paid for by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Recovery Maps
Recovery activities are underway throughout the five boroughs. Use the links below to find out what is happening in your area.
›› Build it Back Map - Interactive view of recovery progress from Build It Back's Single-Family and Multi-Family programs.
›› FEMA Public Assistance Map - Facilities damaged by Sandy receiving federal funding (includes FEMA-PA, FHWA-ER, and FTA-ER).
›› Resilience Map - Federally funded projects to strengthen New York City against future disasters.
Other Useful Maps
›› US Geological Survey’s Hurricane Sandy Storm Tide Map - Search by address or zip code near the upper-right corner.
›› FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

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