2017 Flood Information

Dear Friend,
I am writing to let you know that applications are now available for new funding to help those impacted by recent, severe flooding.
Last week, legislation that established the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence Seaway Flood Relief and Recovery Grant Program was signed into law by Governor Cuomo, which provides $45 million in funding to homeowners—including owners of seasonal homes—businesses, farms, not-for-profits and municipalities. The aid builds on $22 million made available by New York State in May.

Details on funding—which is available on a first come, first served basis once a completed, eligible application is submitted —including links to access applications can be found by clicking here.    

Record high water has left many communities along the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario defenseless when it comes to protecting property from damage.  I know how critically important it is to connect those impacted by flooding with the assistance they need to get back on their feet as soon as possible and am encouraging anyone who has suffered damages to apply for this vital funding right away by clicking here.


Senator Patty Ritchie


More Resources:

FY 2018 Capital Programs Fact Sheet - Septic System Upgrade Rebate (Download / View)

Lake Ontario Homeowner Recovery Fund Fact Sheet (Download / View)

Lake Ontario Flood Recovery - Informational Meeting 7/19/17 (Download / View)