Governor Cuomo Announces FEMA Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the deadline for residents living in one of the thirteen disaster-declared counties to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to January 28, 2013. The previous deadline was December 31, 2012.


Celebrities Team Up For New PSA To Save New York From Hurricane Sandy Destruction

After Hurricane Sandy left much of the state in devastation, stars have joined forces for a public service announcement that aims to help raise funds and awareness for those left homeless and displaced.

The Empire State Relief Fund was honored to have the some of New York's most iconic names and faces participate in a PSA titled “My Heart Is In NY.”


Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and friends stand up for New York post-Sandy

The waters have receded and the power is back on, but for the New Yorkers hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy, life will never be the same. Thousands of homes were destroyed and many people have been dislocated and forced to start over. The entertainment community, especially that with roots in the tri-state area, has responded in many positive ways, beginning with NBC’s primetime telethon on Nov. 2 that raised $23 million. On Dec. 12, Madison Square Garden is hosting The Concert for Sandy Relief, an all-star effort featuring Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Eddie Vedder, Billy Joel and several others, to raise money for the Robin Hood Relief Fund.


Jason Sudeikis, Robert De Niro Ask for "An Act of Us" in Hurricane Sandy Relief PSA

Jason Sudeikis, Robert De Niro, Edie Falco, Steve Buscemi, Nathan Lane, Matt Lauer, Al Pacino, Gabourey Sidibe and more stars are lending their support to help raise funds and awareness for Governor Cuomo's new Empire State Relief Fund.


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held a briefing on November 26th

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo held a briefing on November 26th with New York State's Congressional delegation, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and County Executives from Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties to review a detailed assessment of the damage and future mitigation/prevention costs as a result of Hurricane Sandy.


Governor Cuomo Announces Empire State Relief Fund

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the creation of the Empire State Relief Fund, dedicated to assisting the countless New Yorkers whose homes have been damaged or destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.


For information on Sandy related support from New York State please call 1-855-NYS-SANDY

Our Mission: To provide funding, materials and services to help New Yorkers who are faced with rebuilding and restoring return to their homes and recover from the storm.

The Empire State Relief Fund is dedicated to providing resources to help recover from Hurricane Sandy and rebuild and restore homes.  The challenges that New Yorkers face as a result of Hurricane Sandy are unlike any we have ever seen before.  Thousands of New Yorkers saw their homes destroyed or irreparably damaged by Hurricane Sandy.  Many more will face extensive, expensive repairs to make their homes habitable again.  Some New Yorkers will receive a measure of assistance from private insurance, FEMA, and other government funding sources.  However, in many cases, New Yorkers will face a substantial gap between the cost of repair or replacement of their home and the funds available to them to cover this cost.  The Empire State Relief Fund will focus on long-term residential housing assistance to help fill the funding gap and ensure that New Yorkers can continue to call New York home.