ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York state is now accepting applications from those who were impacted by historic Lake Ontario flooding; which could see them receive up to $50,000.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday, the state is now accepting applications, until Halloween, for the Lake Ontario Homeowner Recovery program, which would make $20 million available to neighbors in the following counties:
- St. Lawrence
The governor says:
historic flooding along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River has had severe consequences for homeowners and it is vital that New York State intervene and lend a helping hand
Here's the following criteria needed to qualify:
- Homeowners who were impacted by flooding January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019
- Applications must be received by October 31, 2019
- Applications must address damage incurred to primary residences, which sustained direct physical flood-related damage that threatens the safety of the home
- Funding to address damages to secondary homes may be considered following fulfillment of primary residence applications. Further details on a new application window will be forthcoming
Looking to apply? You can find the application, along with additional information on the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Grant Program, here.