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|
|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|
|with Build it Back Employers||22|
|with Other Employers||148|
|Pre-apprenticeship Union Placements||72|
|Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Subtotal||242|
|Local and Federal Hiring Goals and Requirements|
|Section 3 Hiring
2016 New Hires
|Executive Order #11246
|Contractor and Subcontractor
Hires to Date
20% Local Hires
30% Section 3 Hires
Hires to Date
6.9% Women Participation
|Local Hires||%Local Hire||Section 3 Hires||%Section 3 Hire||Women Hires||%Women Hire||Minority
|DDC CM Subtotal**||1,682||216||13%||423||36||9%||637||52||8%||253||40%|
|Pre-Apprenticeship Voucher Program: Outcomes|
|Program||Started Training||Completed Training||Placed in Job|
|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
|CM Firms||The LiRo Group||50||88||9||$32|
|SLS Co. Ltd.||35||71||9||$32|
|Tishman Construction Corp.||4||16||3||$32|
|Andrew Velez Construction, Inc.||8||21||2||$30|
|Baumgardners House Lifting||6||2||0|
|DSW Homes LLC||4||5||0|
|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|
|Sandy-Impacted Workforce1: Hires|
|Location||Number of Hires|
|Elm Park/North Shore||1|
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||$149,384,608||$642,793,648|
|All Other Types||$4,890,788,917||$346,387,346||$5,063,191,890|
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.