Welcome to the Sandy Funding Tracker
This site tracks New York City’s response to Hurricane Sandy. The disaster caused more than $19 billion in damage and lost economic activity, disrupted critical infrastructure systems, and destroyed or seriously impacted thousands of homes and businesses.
To accelerate recovery, the de Blasio Administration has overhauled key programs to streamline relief for homeowners and small businesses. On this site you will find performance metrics, information on New York City’s use of federal recovery funds, and maps showing recovery activities in your neighborhood.
>> Read Mayor de Blasio’s announcement that the Build it Back Program will be complete by the end of 2016.
>> Read the progress update on One City, Rebuilding Together and Mayor de Blasio's overhaul of Build it Back.
>> Read the progress report on Sandy Recovery and Resiliency and New York's comprehensive $20 billion resiliency plan.
>> Read OneNYC: The Plan for a Strong and Just City.
Click on the images below to find out more about recovery progress.
|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|
|Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Hiring Progress|
|Placements in Union Construction through Pre-apprenticeship Vouchers||107|
|Local Hiring Goals|
|Hires to Date||Goal: 20% Local Hires|
|Local Hires||% Local Hire|
Data as of August 16, 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.
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|
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.*
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|
|Beach Reopening and Renovation||$493,409,040||$153,023,035||$646,432,075|
|All Other Types||$4,884,577,533||$347,956,420||$5,232,533,953|
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..
- $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.
- $2.4M for repairs for building damages and loss of contents at DHS facilities citywide.