Lake Ontario Relief and Recovery

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Providing Relief to the Residents of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River

Governor Cuomo is committed to helping New York’s Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River communities recover from last year’s historically high water levels that caused devastation along the shoreline. He has made $95 million available to help families, businesses and municipalities in Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, St. Lawrence, Wayne, Cayuga and Oswego counties build back stronger and smarter.

The deadline for homeowner applications for assistance in relief and recovery was September 29, 2017. The deadline for municipality applications was December 29, 2017 and the deadline for small businesses was December 31, 2017. Homeowners wishing to appeal a determination regarding eligibility should email [email protected].

If you have questions about the Lake Ontario Grant program for municipalities or homeowners, please call 518-474-2057 during normal business hours.

Small business owners and other eligible property owners should contact Empire State Development with questions by emailing [email protected] or calling 518-292-5348.

Resiliency and Recovery Efforts

Lake Ontario Flood Relief Funds

As part of the State’s $95 million commitment to recovery efforts, $2.9M has been awarded to local governments in Wayne, Orleans, Niagara, Cayuga and Jefferson counties.

Protecting Communities from Flooding

Governor Cuomo called for a strong federal-state partnership to ensure the protection of flood-prone communities along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline long-term.

Additional Assistance

DEC Permitting Offices

DEC staff will help answer questions on the Storm Recovery General Permit, describe the specific types of repair and stabilization work authorized, and provide assistance in completing the application form.