Deadlines approach for businesses to seek aid from Lake Ontario flooding

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Lake Ontario shoreline in Kendall is pounded by waves today. High lake levels and windy conditions had waves smashing against the shoreline.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 December 2017 at 7:37 pm

Applications are due soon for businesses assistance for losses from the Lake Ontario flooding this year.

Businesses may be eligible for state and federal assistance.

“Lake Ontario’s devastating flooding has caused a great deal of hardship, both emotional and financial, for many residents and business owners along the shoreline,” said State Assemblyman Steve Hawley. “Fortunately, there are many resources available to aid in recovery, and I encourage all residents and business owners to keep a close eye on the upcoming deadlines and submit their applications accordingly. As always throughout this difficult time, my office is available to assist in this process so please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.”

Applications for New York’s Small Business Recovery Fund through Empire State Development are due on December 29, 2017 and more information can be found by clicking here. Eligible private non-profit organizations can also receive funding through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Applications are due by January 16, 2018 and more information can be found by clicking here.

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