On June 28, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a Disaster Declaration in response to the devastating floods that occurred between June 26th and July 3rd in the Mohawk Valley and Niagara County. On July 17, 2013, in response to the impact of these floods and the lack of approved federal disaster aid for individual assistance, the Governor announced the creation of the Mohawk Valley, Niagara County and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program. This Recovery Program has been created to provide assistance to those homeowners, small business owners, and farmers who were victims of the floods; it is intended to provide immediate recovery assistance to victims and to address gaps in disaster related coverage, such as insurance.Through this program the impacted counties eligible for this assistance are also designated as Community Reconstruction Zones, providing additional funds for assistance with long-term recovery and planning to address future events.
This program constitutes a $16 million commitment of state dollars to provide much needed assistance in as timely a fashion as possible in order to get help where it is needed most, as quickly as possible. The available funds will offset costs associated with the floods that are not covered by other sources. Homeowners, small business owners, and farmers in the counties of Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, and Oneida may be eligible for funding.
Online registration is closed. If you have questions, please call the NYS Flood Helpline at 1-888-769-7243; applications are no longer being accepted.
Farm & Farm Operations Fact Sheet
Important Information and Guidelines for Farms and Farm Operations Who’ve Received Upstate Flood Recovery Program Awards
Homeowner's Fact Sheet
Important Information and Guidelines for Homeowners Who’ve Received Upstate Flood Recovery Program Awards
Renter's Fact Sheet
Important Information and Guidelines for Renters Who’ve Received Upstate Flood Recovery Program Awards
Small Business Fact Sheet
Important Information and Guidelines for Small Businesses Who’ve Received Upstate Flood Recovery Program Awards
Community based organizations in storm impacted areas have joined together to create local long term recovery groups. These groups are designed to addressed the long term needs to residents impacted by recent disasters, including the floods that impacted the Mohawk Valley and Niagara County in June and July, 2013. Please contact your local organization for more information about services and assistance that may be available to address your individual long term recovery needs.
Fulton Montgomery Long Term Recovery Committee (LTRC)
33 Everett Rd.
Albany, NY 12205
Catholic Charities of Herkimer County
One West St.
Ilion, NY 13357
Oneida and Madison Counties
Catholic Charities of Oneida / Madison Counties
1408 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13502
Details on Niagara County Long Term Recovery are being finalized, please check website regularly for updates.
Other options for flood assistance can be found here:
Last updated on 11/18/13