NYC Sandy Funding Tracker
HSBLGP Contributions to New York City 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
Additional links
›› Information for impacted businesses seeking assistance
›› Detailed performance statistics for the Hurricane Sandy Loan and Grant Program
Build it Back and Workforce1 Contributions to New York City Jobs        
Cumulative Jobs for Sandy Residents
Build it Back  16% of all Build it Back
Hires to-date are
Sandy Impacted Residents

 
Direct Local Hires 574
Workforce1
with Build it Back Employers 22
with Other Employers 148
Pre-apprenticeship Union Placements 72
Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Subtotal 242
          Grand Total 816
 
Local and Federal Hiring Goals and Requirements
  Sandy
Local Hiring
 
Section 3 Hiring 
2016 New Hires
Executive Order #11246
Tradespeople
Contractor and Subcontractor
Hires to Date
Goal 
20% Local Hires
Total 2016
New Hires
Requirement 
30% Section 3 Hires
Total Tradespeople
Hires to Date
Goal
6.9% Women Participation
Minority Participation
Local Hires %Local Hire Section 3 Hires %Section 3 Hire Women Hires %Women Hire Minority
Hires
%Minority
Hire
LiRo 570 80 14% 114 14 12% 175 24 14% 75 43%
SLS 590 87 15% 238 19 8% 342 22 6% 133 39%
Tishman 546 49 9% 78 3 4% 118 6 5% 47 40%
DDC CM Subtotal** 1,682 216 13% 423 36 9% 637 52 8% 253 40%
JOCs 525 157 30% 66 7 11% 404 13 3% 190 47%
Construction Support 369 29 8% 22 4 18% 24 0 0% 12 50%
Case
Management
459 47 10% 10 1 10% 1 0 0% 0 0%
HPD Developers 287 61 21% 7 1 14% 190 5 3% 145 76%
City Agencies 431 82 19% 18 0 0% 27 6 22% 20 74%
Program Total 3,753 592 16% 546 49 9% 1,283 76 6% 620 48%
** Numbers for Tishman not yet updated for month of May
 
Pre-Apprenticeship Voucher Program: Outcomes
Program Started Training Completed Training Placed in Job
NYCDCC BuildingWorks 30 16 14
E.J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills
103 59 54
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW)
9 6 1
Helmets to Hardhats
N/A N/A 3
Total Outcomes 142 81 72
 
Sandy Recovery Workforce1: Hires with Build it Back Employers
  Number of Job Openings
Reported to Workforce1
Number of Referrals from
Workforce1 to Employer
Number of Hires Average
Hourly Wage
CM Firms The LiRo Group 50 88 9 $32
SLS Co. Ltd. 35 71 9 $32
Tishman Construction Corp. 4 16 3 $32
Contractors,
Designers and
Consultants
Currently Registered
with
Workforce1
Andrew Velez Construction, Inc. 8 21 2 $30
Baumgardners House Lifting 6 2 0  
BuiStudio 1 1 1 $30
CB&I 34 113 0  
DSW Homes LLC 4 5 0  
Perez Architecture 3 4 1 $22
RBBC 7 43 3 $14
Sweet Construction Corp. 6 15 1 $17
City Agencies Housing Recovery Operations     3 $24
Mayor's Office of Contract Services     5 $22
NYC Small Business Services     2 $20
Grand Total 158 379 39 $27
 
Sandy-Impacted Workforce1: Hires
Location Number of Hires
Coney Island 37
Far Rockaway 18
East Flatbush 18
Canarsie 13
Arverne 13
Mill Basin 10
Broad Channel 9
Brighton/Manhattan Beach 7
Rockaway Park 6
South Jamaica 5
Bensonhurst 5
East Harlem 4
Sheepshead Bay 4
Gravesend 4
St. George 3
Great Kills 2
Howard Beach 2
Sugar Hill 2
Stapleton 1
Midland Beach 1
Dongan Hills 1
Red Hook 1
Annadale 1
East Village 1
Mariner's Harbor 1
Elm Park/North Shore 1
Grand Total 170

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 $630,319,391 $42,423,172 $672,742,563
Beach Reopening and Renovation $493,409,040 $149,384,608 $642,793,648
City Labor $370,691,467 $128,469,689 $499,161,156
Hospital Recovery $1,739,958,913 $113,453 $1,740,072,366
All Other Types $4,890,788,917 $346,387,346 $5,063,191,890
Total $8,722,879,237 $667,593,612 $9,390,472,849
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 in Q1 2016
In the first quarter of 2016, the City was awarded nearly 244 million dollars for repairs and resiliency upgrades for damaged infrastructure.
 
 Department of Parks and Recreation: 

  • $120M for Skateboard park at Rockaway Beach; Rockaway Beach Sports Areas Q163 & ZN07; Rockaway Beach Hockey Rink; Midland Beach Comfort Stations; Wolfe Pond Berm; Tiffany St. Pier; 79th Street Marina; 128 Cedar Grove Community Center; and, DPR conduit work.       
  • $15M for building repairs at World Fair Pavilion and Vaults.
  • $14M for repairs at 6 buildings located in the Cedar Grove Beach area on Staten Island; the Conference House Caretaker Building (Page Avenue) in Staten Island; the New Springville Mason Shop; and, the FDR Boardwalk on Staten Island.
  • $12M for damages & repair costs associated with the Princess Bay Boatmen's Association care of the Marina at Lemon Creek Park on Staten Island. 

 Trust for Governors Island

  • $12M for damages across the island including for Building 35, Building 36, Building 39, Building 96, Building 109 & Building 114; and, conduit.

 School Construction Authority

  • $10M for repair work at Abraham Lincoln High School.

 New York Police Department

  • $9M for repair work at the 23rd Street Warehouse and Administration Building.
  
 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