Senator Montgomery Announces $27.7 Million in Federal Disaster Aid to Communities Hurt by Hurricane Sandy

Velmanette Montgomery

November 28, 2012

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the recent devastation which has plagued New York State, Senator Montgomery is pleased to announce that New York State has received $27.7 million in Disaster National Emergency Grant funds. This grant will be used to hire workers to help clean up communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.

Many communities throughout New York State were devastated by the destruction which Hurricane Sandy caused leaving many still without water, power, or food. Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy or workers who were unemployed prior to the storm are eligible to apply for these temporary but vital positions.

To apply by phone contact the Department of Labor at: 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365). To apply online fill out and submit the online registration form, or apply in person at any local Disaster Recovery Center or One-Stop Career Center.

“I commend Governor Cuomo for his leadership and all of the first responders who spent the last month helping their friends, family, neighbors and those less fortunate help cope with this disaster,” Senator Montgomery concluded. “Working together is the only way we all can rebuild and ensure all New Yorkers have a happy and hopeful holiday season.”