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Applications Closing on June 1 for NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Business PREP Risk Assessment and Grant Program

Applications are closing on June 1 for the NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Business PREP Risk Assessment and Grant Program! If your business was impacted by Superstorm Sandy, you may be eligible for an on-site, one-on-one risk assessment and grant of up to $3,000. Our team of experts will come to your place of business to review your physical space, business operations, and insurance coverage. Then you will receive a customized report on how you can be better prepared for future emergencies.

Living Breakwaters Project Featured in “Hudson Rising” Exhibit at New York Historical Society

On Wednesday, February 27, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) and project partner SCAPE kicked of an exhibit at the New York Historical Society (NYHS) by the name of “Hudson Rising.” The exhibit, which explores 200 years of ecological change and environmental activism along the Hudson River, features the Rebuild by Design (RBD) project Living Breakwaters for its efforts to restore and re-engineer the river following the severe impacts of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012.

GOSR and DEC Provide Hands-On Assistance for Subrecipients Implementing Road Raising and Drainage Improvement Projects on Long Island


On Wednesday, August 1, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) teamed up with representatives from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to host subrecipients and design engineers for a day of hands-on learning.

GOSR Joins Village of Freeport to Preview $300,000 Outage Management System

On Thursday, July 19, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) joined Village of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, Superintendent of Freeport Electric Al Livingston and other officials to preview a new all-in-one Outage Management System (OMS), developed and funded through the NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Program.

GOSR and Hofstra Kick Off Living with the Bay Summer Science Research Fellowship

On Friday, July 13, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) joined Hofstra University to announce the launch of a new $240,000 Summer Science Research Fellowship.

Pairing some of Long Island’s brightest high school students with Hofstra faculty, the intensive five-week course will emphasize the development of environmental research projects related to the Mill River Basin watershed in southwest Nassau County.

GOSR and Partners Commemorate Earth Day at Conference House Park

On Wednesday, April 18 and Friday, April 20, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), the New York City Parks Department, Billion Oyster Project (BOP) and SCAPE joined on the South Shore of Staten Island as co-sponsors of a series of events to celebrate Earth Day.


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