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Following their push for a presidential declaration of disaster for upstate New York after Tropical Storm Fred, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the availability of funding to help private non-profit organizations (PNPs) recover from storm damage. . PNPs, including food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges, will be able to apply for up to $ 2 million in loans from the US Small Business Administration .
“Tropical Storm Fred ravaged upstate New York causing severe damage to our businesses and communities in the Southern Tier, Central New York, Mohawk Valley and Finger Lakes regions. This funding from the Small Business Administration will provide critical support to help those hardest hit by the storm restore their businesses and nonprofits and build back stronger, ” said Senator Schumer. “I will continue to fight to ensure that nonprofits in upstate New York have the resources to fully recover and rebuild after the storm.. “
“Tropical Storm Fred caused millions of dollars in damage in upstate New York, ” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal assistance will allow a wide range of nonprofits to recover from the storm and protect themselves against future disasters. I will continue to fight for relief measures like this to ensure that New York City makes a full and speedy recovery. ”
In September, Majority Leader Schumer and Senator Gillibrand sent a letter to President Biden urging him to approve a declaration of major disaster in upstate New York following severe flooding caused by the remains. from Tropical Storm Fred.
PNPs located in Allegany, Cayuga, Cortland, Lewis, Oneida, Steuben, Tioga, and Yates counties in New York City are eligible to apply for loans. The deadline for submitting property damage claims is December 7, 2021.