The North Flatbush Avenue BID is working with NYC Small Business Services and the offices of NYC Mayor Bloomberg, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the office of Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz to help our businesses and property owners recover any damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy.
Our office is here to help you, please feel free to stop by or call us anytime.
HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE SO FAR.
o Emergency loans of up to $25,000 for small and mid-sized businesses that have been interrupted as a result of the storm.
o For larger businesses that were damaged, temporary City and State sales tax deferment on materials needed for rebuilding.
o For businesses displaced from their locations, we’re offering temporary office space free of charge at the Brooklyn Army Terminal for the next 30 days.
o EDC has about 40,000 square feet of space at the Terminal that is now available for this use.
o Loans up to $2 million are also available for business property losses not fully covered by insurance – and for businesses that have had cash flow problems caused by the storm and need funds to get back on their feet.
§ That applies to small businesses, agricultural co-ops, and most nonprofits, regardless of size.
· TO GET INFORMATION CONTACT NYC BUSINESS SOLUTIONS BY CALLING 311 OR GOING TO NYC.GOV .
FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE:
· Anyone affected by Sandy – homeowners, renters, and businesses – can apply for federal disaster assistance.
· They can register at DisasterAssistance.gov  or by calling the Federal Emergency Management agency at 1-800-621-3362.
DISASTER RELIEF FROM THE BOROUGH PRESIDENTS OFFICE
The Office of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is here to assist you and your business in this time of need. If your business has sustained damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy, there are multiple programs and assistance packages from several different government and non-profit organizations that might be available to assist you in recovery.
For more information please go to http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/business.htm