Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

If your business has been effected by Hurricane Sandy, please contact us for immediate assistance with NYS Emergency Loan Fund Applications, SBA Disaster Loan Applications, Insurance Matters and all other business questions, for FREE as always. Business Advisors will walk you through the loan application paperwork and assist with the processing, as well as help you make a plan to apply the funds to your business if you are approved.   Please contact us at 631-632-9837 or

Disaster Recovery Counseling is available at all Stony Brook SBDC satellite offices: Southampton, Patchogue, Brentwood, Huntington and Stony Brook Headquarters.  NEW offices are now open or have extended hours for counseling: Riverhead County Clerk's Office and Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Public Library.  For more information about the Stony Brook SBDC Office's visit our directions page.

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 Grant and loan programs are now available through New York State's NY Rising Program for:

Please click on the program above to open a fact sheet.  More details can be found at

To be eligible for these programs your business:

  • Was operating as of the date of the storm
  • Is within a FEMA designated county
  • Meets the US SBA definition with of a small business (under 500 employees)
  • Suffered uncompensated losses as the result of Super Storm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee

Stony Brook SBDC Business Advisors will help you navigate the application process. For more information, to make an appointment and help getting started in the application process, please contact the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center at 631-632-9070.  


SBA Disaster Loans for Business Owners

SBA Answer Desk: 800-827-5722

SBA Disaster Loans: 800-659-2955




FEMA for home owners





Upcoming Events 

Please click on the workshop you are interested in for more information.  For a full Google Calendar of Events, please visit

Selling to the Government

February 23, 2017
*Workshop Full - Please call

World-Class Branding for Small Business
March 9, 2017

Selling to the Government: An Overview
March 14, 2017

Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
March 29, 2017

What You Need to Know About Your Credit: The Facts and the Myths
April 6, 2017

Key Elements of Success: How to Make Sure Your Business is on the Right Track
April 20, 2017

Business Basics
April 27, 2017
*please contact 631-399-1511x 240 to register 

Women's Empowerment Circle
May 4, 2017
5:30pm-8:00 pm
*workshop is full

QuickBooks Basics
May 8, 15, 22  2017
9am -11am
Call to Register
*workshop full
*taking waiting list
  for fall workshop only

Business Basics
May 10, 2017
*Please contact 631-273-7883x132 to register

How To Write A Business Plan
May 17, 2017
*Please contact 631-273-7883x132 to register

Insurance For Small Business
June 7, 2017
*please contact 631-273-7883x132 to register

Navigating the World of Small Business Loans
June 14, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Financial Management For Small Business
June 21, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
*please contact 631-273-7883x132

Would You Do Business With You?
June 22, 2017

Selling to the Government
June 21, 2017
10:30 am-12:00 noon

QuickBooks Basics
July 10,17 and 31, 2017
** call 631-632-9837 to register
**limited seating 

Selling to the Government
August 16, 2017
10:00 am-12:30 pm
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