Lake Ontario Small Business Recovery Fund

To Our Affected Niagara County Business Members 

To take advantage of the Lake Ontario Small Business Recovery Fund, we encourage you to follow the link to the website:, which gives further information- and applications for assistance – for municipalities, for homeowners, and for small businesses impacted by the Lake Ontario flooding.

You’ll also notice on the website: Lake Ontario Flood Assistance Hotline: Call: 1-866-244-3839, seven days a week, from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Please feel free to share this information, or if you need further assistance please contact Empire State Development.

For residents in affected areas, Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services has a downloadable application for applying for relief funds. Follow the Lake Ontario link at

They will also be hosting informational sessions with applications at the following locations:

Newfane Town Hall – 2737 Main Street, Newfane, NY:

August 2nd – 10 AM – 2 PM

August 9th – 10 AM – 2 PM

August 16th – 10 AM – 2 PM

August 23rd – 10 AM – 2 PM

August 30th – 10 AM – 2 PM

Somerset Town Hall – 8700 Haight Road, Barker, NY:

August 1st – 10 AM – 2 PM

Youngstown TBD

We will keep you informed if any new information is forthcoming.

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