New York State has received $27.7 million in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds.
The grant will be used to hire workers to help clean up communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.
Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy or workers who were unemployed prior to the storm are eligible to apply for temporary positions.
- By Phone: Contact the Department of Labor at: 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365).
- Online: Please fill out and submit the online registration form, (En Español formulario de inscripción en línea). The New York State Department of Labor will work with local officials to recruit and hire workers.
- In Person: Individuals can also visit their local Disaster Recovery Center or One-Stop Career Center.