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 Contributions to New York City Jobs
 
Current Workforce with Build it Back (City and Vendors)
Role Current Jobs, Total NYC Jobs Percentage Sandy Local Jobs Percentage Minority Jobs Percentage
City Agencies 298 265 89% 54 18% 128 43%
Case Management 92 51 55% 9 10% 31 34%
Construction - JOCs 379 263 69% 127 34% 131 35%
Design/Engineering 249 112 45% 20 8% 45 18%
DDC CMs 1,033 353 34% 110 11% 407 39%
Managed by HPD 173 116 67% 31 18% 139 80%
Total 2,224 1,160 52% 351 16% 881 40%
 
Pre-Apprenticeship Voucher Program: Outcomes
Program Started Training Completed Training Placed in Job
NYC District Council of Carpenters BuildingWorks 20 6 6
The Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills 64 59 27
Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) 9 6 0
Helmets to Hardhats N/A N/A 3
Total Outcomes 93 71 36
 
Sandy-Impacted ZIP Codes for Hires
ZIP Number of Hires Location
11224 26 Coney Island
11203 13 East Flatbush
11691 13 Far Rockaway
11692 11 Arverne
11234 8 Mill Basin
11236 8 Canarsie
11693 6 Broad Channel
11694 6 Rockaway Park
11214 5 Bensonhurst
11235 5 Brighton/Manhattan Beach
11223 4 Gravesend
10029 3 East Harlem
11229 3 Sheepshead Bay
10039 2 Sugar Hill
11414 2 Howard Beach
11434 2 South Jamaica
10009 1 East Village
10301 1 St. George
10303 1 Mariner's Harbor
10304 1 Stapleton
10305 1 Dongan Hills
10306 1 Midland Beach
10308 1 Great Kills
11231 1 Red Hook
Total 125  
 
Jobs for Sandy Residents through Build it Back and Sandy Recovery WF1
Build it Back Employers (City and Vendors) Jobs to-date
Sandy Local Jobs - Direct Hires 423
Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Subtotal 161
Hires with Build it Back Employers 34
Hires with Non-Build it Back Employers 91
Pre-apprenticeship Job Placements 36
Grand Total 584

* 15% of all Build it Back Hires to-date are Sandy Impacted Residents

Build it Back is committed to providing high-quality employment for New Yorkers impacted by Hurricane Sandy. In October 2014, SBS and Build it back hosted the Sandy Recovery Opportunity and Resource Fair in Far Rockaway to connect local residents with jobs and skills training. It marked the start of ongoing inter-agency collaboration through the Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Program, which matches qualified Sandy-impacted residents to jobs with City agencies and vendors working on recovery efforts, in addition to jobs in the Workforce1 portfolio. We have a dedicated Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Center in Coney Island with additional staff at Workforce1 Centers in the Rockaways and Staten Island. To this point, we have served 5,200 New Yorkers and made over 3,900 job referrals.

To further incentivize employers to hire local residents, Sandy Recovery Workforce1 offers employment skills training vouchers to Sandy-affected individuals, including an initial 100 vouchers for pre-apprenticeship programs to prepare low and moderate income residents for careers in the unionized construction industry and provide direct entry to construction union apprenticeships. In partnership with the building and construction trades unions, contractors and subcontractors work with community groups to link community residents to pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. So far, 84 residents have completed pre-apprenticeship programs through cost-free vouchers and 38 of those people have been successfully placed in union apprenticeship programs. Contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to hire 20 percent local residents on the recovery projects.

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