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|
|Current Workforce with Build it Back (City and Vendors)|
|Role||Current Jobs, Total||NYC Jobs||Percentage||Sandy Local Jobs||Percentage||Minority Jobs||Percentage|
|Construction - JOCs||379||263||69%||127||34%||131||35%|
|Managed by HPD||173||116||67%||31||18%||139||80%|
|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|
|Sandy-Impacted ZIP Codes for Hires|
|ZIP||Number of Hires||Location|
|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|
* 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.
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.