Lake Ontario Relief and Recovery

Lake Ontario Relief and Recovery

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

New York State is committed to helping Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River communities recover from last year’s historically high water levels that caused devastation along the shoreline. $95 million was made 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.