Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Business Flood Recovery Grant Program


Program Purpose
The Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Business Flood Recovery Grant Program was created to provide assistance to eligible small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, farms or owners of multiple dwellings that sustained direct physical flood-related damage as a result of Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee.


Program Highlights
Empire State Development will administer the $21 million Business Flood Recovery Grant Program, which will provide grants of up to $20,000 for eligible entities. Funding is geared to help offset the costs of storm-related repairs and restoration of structures not covered by other federal, state or local recovery programs. Preference will be given to applicants that demonstrate the greatest need.


To be eligible for assistance under the Program, the entity must have sustained direct, physical flood-related damage related to Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee.

Entities eligible for funding include:

  • Small Business

  • Not-for-Profit Organization

  • Farms

  • Owner of Multiple Dwelling

Application Information
Application information is below and can also be obtained by calling (518) 292-5340 or emailing [email protected].  

Applications for Program Assistance may be completed on line; however, an original signed application must be printed and mailed to:

Empire State Development

Attn:Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Lee Flood Recovery Program
Albany, NY

For more information, eligible applicants can also call their appropriate ESD Regional Office covering the project area. The deadline for the application is March 16, 2012.


Program Statute

Program Guidelines