President Obama has declared a state of disaster in New York and New Jersey and has made federal assistance available for individuals and businesses — including restaurants —in need of disaster relief. The National Restaurant Association notes that "funding is available to state and eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures. Other assistance could include low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses." Restaurants who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy should visit disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-FEMA to learn about their options and apply for disaster relief.
Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance is encouraging restaurant operators to, above all else, stay safe during the reopening period. Hopefully, this aid will help some of the city's restaurants get back on their feet.
· Government offers help to 'Sandy' Victims [National Restaurant Association]
· All Hurricane Sandy Coverage [~ENY~]
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