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Cuomo, HUD discuss Sandy, Irene recovery plans

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/NEWS CENTER) - A $1.7 billion plan to help New York homeowners and businesses recover from a trio of destructive storms has been announced by state and federal officials.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan say Friday in Albany that the spending from a federal disaster fund is intended for victims of Superstorm Sandy and tropical storms Irene and Lee.

"This was so important and pivotal I can't even begin to tell you. If we had not gotten the supplemental and the full supplemental we would be in real, real trouble in this state," said Gov. Cuomo.

In all, officials say $1.7 billion will be allocated for New York through the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program. Senator Schumer says it will benefit both businesses and homeowners who so far haven't received the help they've needed.

"A homeowner who needs help and FEMA wouldn't work and their own insurance wouldn't work and their flood insurance wouldn't work will be helped by cdbg in a flexible way," said Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Now in what the governor called an unexpected move, officials tell the NEWS CENTER some of the money will go toward victims of Irene and Lee. In the Capital Region that's $3 million for Amsterdam and Florida, $3 million for Prattsville, and $3 million for Schenectady and Rotterdam. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says it's about time.

"$400 million for well over $3 billion in unmet needs, so the politics that we're talking about that delayed the supplemental also led to far too small a supplemental the first time around," said Donovan.


CRZ List and Funding Allocation

Long Island CRZ Communities

Eligible Up To

Amityville, Copiague

$ 13,925,522

Atlantic Beach, East Atlantic Beach

$ 3,000,000

Babylon, West Babylon

$ 10,071,525

Baldwin, Baldwin Harbor

$ 8,266,751

Barnum Island, Oceanside, Island Park, Harbor Isle

$ 25,000,000

Bay Park, East Rockaway

$ 6,431,879


$ 3,000,000

Bellmore, Merrick

$ 11,676,197

Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Lawrence, Woodmere, Hewlett Neck, Hewlett Harbor, Meadowmere, Inwood

$ 12,274,571

Fire Island, Oak Beach-Captree

$ 3,000,000


$ 17,735,296

Lido Beach, Point Lookout

$ 3,000,000


$ 6,113,657

Long Beach

$ 25,000,000

Massapequa, Massapequa Park, East Massapequa

$ 22,605,589

Mastic Beach

$ 3,000,000


$ 3,000,000

Seaford, Wantagh

$ 10,450,146

South Valley Stream CDP

$ 3,000,000

West Islip

$ 3,012,428

NYC CRZ Communities

Eligible Up To

Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Breezy Point, Roxbury

$ 25,000,000

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Seagate

$ 19,291,387

Broad Channel

$ 6,044,869

Far Rockaway, Rockaway

$ 22,221,745

Gerriston Beach, Sheepshead Bay

$ 13,368,780

Lower Manhattan

$ 25,000,000

New Howard Beach, Old Howard Beach

$ 18,329,368

Red Hook

$ 3,000,000

Staten Island (East Shore, South Shore)

$ 25,000,000

Upstate CRZ Communities

Eligible Up To

Amsterdam, Florida

$ 3,000,000


$ 3,000,000

Conklin, Union, Vestal, Johnson City

$ 5,424,276

Esperance, Schoharie, Middleburgh

$ 3,068,001

Jay, Keene

$ 3,000,000

Margaretville, Sidney

$ 3,000,000

Nichols, Owego

$ 4,398,730


$ 3,000,000

Schenectady, Rotterdam

$ 3,000,000


$ 3,000,000

Stony Point

$ 3,000,000

Ulster County communities

$ 3,000,000


$ 3,000,000


$ 3,000,000

Total Funding


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