SBDC Services for Small Business Affected by Disaster:

As with all of their consulting services, there is no charge for the confidential assistance provided by the SBDC in the aftermath of a disaster. Highly trained, disaster-experienced SBDC advisors will assist with the following:

  • Completing SBA disaster loan applications
  • Finding information about available financial assistance and claim filing
  • Filling out requests for loans, claims, and assistance forms
  • Helping re-create lost financial records, if necessary, to document losses
  • Locating and setting up short-term and permanent replacement facilities
  • Assessing environmental cleanup options
  • Developing an emergency response plan for the business
  • Strategic planning for rebuilding the business and marketing to new potential customers
  • Identifying and addressing other issues of concern to affected businesses
  • Developing a business continuity plan for response to potential future disasters

New York State Small Business Storm Recovery Program - Small business grants and loans are now available

Disaster Recovery Resources:

New York SBDC Disaster Recovery Resources (PDF)

NYS Emergency Management: Hurricane Sandy Information

Don't Be Scammed - A lot of sincere help is available to people and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Unfortunately, there are some who aren’t sincere, and are looking to take advantage of vulnerable people during a difficult time.

SBA Disaster Business Loans

SBA provides low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.

IRS: Help for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area.

Diaster Recovery Videos from the IRS:

Disaster Loss Deductions
The IRS offers video presentations on disaster assistance. This presentation discusses how to deduct losses from a disaster.
 
IRS Disaster Assistance
The IRS’ Disaster Relief Program coordinates the granting of administrative tax relief to taxpayers and tax professionals affected by federally-declared disasters.
 
Planning for Business Continuity after a Disaster
The IRS offers video presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster.
 
Reconstructing Records after a Disaster
The IRS offers video presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster.
 
Starting and Operating Charities fo r Disaster Relief - Webinar (May 30, 2012)
Explains the basic requirements for staring a tax-exempt charity and the ways new and existing organizations can properly provide disaster relief under federal tax rules, so these organizations do not risk losing their tax-exempt status.

New York State Disaster Assistance Handbook
A Resource for Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding: How to Navigate the Disaster Assistance Process, from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office

2012 Hurricane and Tropical Storm Recovery Assistance Information - Summary of recovery programs and services from the Federal government

Important Information for Licensees Impacted by Hurricane Sandy - Guidance from NYS Dept of Education, Office of the Professions for those who may have lost licensing documents or need extra time in meeting continuting educational requirements.

American Red Cross Guidance for Business and Industry

FEMA's Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry (PDF)