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Small Business Development Center at Stony Brook University

Huricane 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


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