Flood Relief Program

Mohawk Valley and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program 

Background:

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, the Governor created the Mohawk Valley, Niagara County and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program to provide assistance to those homeowners, business owners, and farmers who were victims of the floods.  The Program is intended to provide immediate recovery assistance to victims and to address gaps in coverage for impacted homeowners, business owners and farmers.  This program will also designate these impacted communities as Community Reconstruction Zones, providing additional funds for assistance with long-term recovery and planning to address future events.

Purpose:

While full damage assessments and impacts have yet to be completed, 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.

Fund Administration:

The Mohawk Valley, Niagara County and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program (the Program) is a coordinated effort led by NYS Homes and Community Renewal (NYSHCR). Under the Program, homeowners, small business owners and farmers or farm operations located in the following counties may be eligible to receive funding assistance; subject to the documentation of flood-related damage, documentation of uninsured losses and the availability of funds:

County Available Funding
Herkimer $ 4,000,000
Madison $ 3,000,000
Montgomery $ 4,000,000
Niagara $ 2,000,000
Oneida $ 3,000,000
Total Funding $16 million