NY Rising, FEMA and Government Grants

Important Information and Deadliines

Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery – NY Rising

As a cornerstone of the State’s efforts to assist storm-impacted New Yorkers, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) operates the NY Rising Housing Recovery Program to facilitate home repairs, rehabilitation, mitigation, and elevation for the owners of single-family homes. Seeing up to 300,000 housing units damaged, the State– from the very onset– made strategic decisions to speed up the distribution of funds, empower individuals in their own recoveries and provide them with opportunities to incorporate optional resiliency measures. Above all else, GOSR has recognized the extreme importance of getting families back in their homes, while simultaneously ensuring compliance with U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) requirements.

For more information on NY Rising Housing Recovery Program and Government Grants for House Lifting and all deadlines:



The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security aiding those recovering from disaster. With almost 4000 employees located in Washington D.C. and 10 regional offices around the country, FEMA partners with state and local emergency management agencies, 27 federal agencies and the American Red Cross

Mission Statement: To support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.


NFIP: The National Flood Insurance Program is one of FEMA’s many grants and assistance programs which enables property owners to purchase insurance against losses due to floods in states which implement community floodplain management regulations to reduce future flood damages

FIRM’s: Flood Insurance Rate Maps are official maps of a community where FEMA has defined special hazard areas and includes the risk premium zones for that community. A FIRMette or fullscale copies of a FIRM, can be made by visiting the FEMA website including definitions of FEMA flood zone designations.

For more information on FEMA Grants:


For more information on FEMA Hazard Mitigation Service: