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Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR)

Superstorm Sandy Fishery Disaster Relief Program

Through a partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation, NY Rising announces the Superstorm Sandy Fishery Disaster Relief Program. 
 
Upto $3.6 million in grants are available to businesses in New York’s fishing industry affected by the impacts of Superstorm Sandy. Funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the grants will reimburse sectors of New York’s fishing industry that suffered a loss of revenue due to the storm.
 
Assistance is designed to assist businesses meeting the following initial eligibility criteria:
  • Businesses in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties are eligible to apply.
  • Eligible applicants include businesses in the following sectors: bait and tackle; for-hire fishing boat operators; marinas; commercial harvesters; commercial seafood dealers, shippers or processors; and aquaculture facilities. 
  • Businesses in eligible counties must complete an application and provide documentation to demonstrate more than $5,000 in revenue or gross income loss as a result of Superstorm Sandy, and have at least $15,000 in annual earnings in one of the eligible fishery sectors.
 
Applications are being accepted through January 29th, 2016. Funding will be distributed to eligible applicants following the close of the application period.
 
For additional information on this program including full eligibility requirements, information sessions, FAQs and how to apply, please visit: http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/102594.html