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Services for Small Business Affected by Disaster

As with all SBDC 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)

Disaster Preparedness:

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.

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

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)

SBDC Disaster Response Locations:

Farmingdale SBDC
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broad Hollow Road
Farmingdale, NY  11735
M–F 8:30 – 5:00pm

Hempstead Outreach Office
Farmingdale State College/EOC
269 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY  11550
M–F 8:30 – 4:30pm

SBDC Disaster Recovery Center
203 A Long Beach Road
Island Park, NY  11558

SBDC Disaster Recovery Center
19 West Hoffman Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY  11757

Mid-Hudson SBDC
SUNY Ulster Business Resource Center
One Development Court
Kingston, NY 12401

SBDC Disaster Recovery Center
Orange County Office
Empire State Development Corp
33 Airport Center Drive
New Windsor, NY 12553

SBDC Fishkill Office
Marist College Extension
400 Westgate Business Center
Fishkill, NY 12524

SBDC Disaster Recovery Center
Sullivan County Office
Sullivan County Partnership
198 Bridgeville Road
Monticello, NY 12701

SBDC Disaster Recovery Center
Orange County Chamber of Commerce
30 Scott’s Corners Drive
Montgomery, NY 12549

Rockland SBDC
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Suffern, NY 10901

Rockland SBDC BRC
37 West Broad Street, 2nd Floor
Haverstraw, NY  10927

Rockland SBDC BRC
520 White Plains Rd
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Rockland SBDC Yonkers BRC
Y Enterprise Center
28 Wells Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10701

Westchester SBDC BRC
White Plains Outreach Center
108 Corporate Park Dr., Ste 101
West Harrison, NY 10604
914-948-2110, 845-356-6065

Stony Brook SBDC
Stony Brook University
Research & Development Park
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6016


SBDC Disaster Recovery Center
Riverhead County Clerk’s Office
310 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901

SBDC Disaster Recovery Center
Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library
407 William Floyd Parkway
Shirley, NY 11967