A Message from FABnyc…
Thank you all for the valiant efforts, empathy, and generosity that continue to invigorate our neighborhood during this time of need!
As of today, FABnyc has aggregated A LOT of information useful to individuals, organizations, and business, recuperating from Sandy.
This will all be accessible via our homepage as well. Please keep in mind that we haven’t been able to verify the accuracy of all this info. At this point, we are simply gathering and communicating what we find from reliable sources.
While this may not be relevant to all of you, in the spirit of community connectivity (which has only been strengthened by the storm) we encourage you to pass this info along to anyone and everyone who you think might find it helpful! Read on for the breakdown…
Relief & Assistance information relevant to individuals, small businesses, and organizations:
Unemployment Insurance for Freelancers:
- If you are self-employed you could be eligible for unemployment insurance in areas where a federal declaration of a disaster has been declared. We encourage you to apply.
Federal Disaster Resources (for individuals, small businesses, and organizations):
- Federal disaster resources will be available to you only if you register at FEMA. Go to www.disasterassistance.gov and register as soon as you have the capacity! [FYI: New York City Arts Coalition is a good resource for arts organizations that have difficulty or questions about registering.]
- It is also advisable to take pictures, document any damage, and keep a good record of what you spend post-Sandy.
Emergency Loans, New York City Business Assistance Programs, & Other Resources (for businesses and organizations):
- For info on Federal Loan options, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- For info on the City’s Department of Small Business Services visit the new Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery site, which contains info relevant to:
- Small- to mid-sized businesses that have experienced business interruption
- Mid- to large-sized businesses that need to undertake rebuilding
- Any business that is temporarily displaced from its space
- And any business in need of other emergency assistance
- Lucky Ant also announced that they have decided to host any business that needs help raising funds to clean up free of charge. Email email@example.com personally if your small business has suffered damage during Sandy, and they will do their best to get you up on their site.
*BREAKING NEWS: Requirements to obtain a permit for placing a commercial refuse container are waived until Thursday, 11/15/2012! Click here for details.*
|Local businesses return to chalk promotion. Photo by Jeff Hittner|
Additional resources for artists and cultural organizations:
More on funding and emergency relief:
- NYFA Source lists information on Emergency Resources, including Current Disaster Resources, Emergency Grants, Financial Resources, Health and Insurance Resources, and more.
- Dance, theatre, music, multimedia and the spoken word artists working in the East Village & LES should check out The Howl Emergency Life Project (H.E.L.P.) for prospective financial assistance and other resources.
- Painting, sculpture, or printmaking artists may be eligible for an emergency grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.
- Professional craft artists may visit the Craft Emergency Fund for potential financial support and brokered assistance.
- If you work in performing arts and entertainment and need assistance, reach out to The Actors Fund New York Office at 917-281-5936 or The Actors Fund Work Program NYC at 212-354-5480.They have stated their availability to support!
Recuperation and sustainability:
- If you are looking for looking for alternative space to teach, to rehearse, and or produce cancelled shows, check out NYC Performing Arts Spaces.
- For arts organizations looking to build post crisis sustainability, visit ArtsReady, a web-based emergency preparedness platform.
- Artists may visit CERF+ and Studio Protector for further emergency response information.
Conservation, wet recovery, and salvaging:
- Get current information to identify and locate professional conservation services by checking out AIC’s Find a Conservator.
- Learn more about wet recovery with resources via the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.
- AIC-CERT responds to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors and the public. For 24-hour assistance from trained volunteers, call (202) 661-8068.
- We encourage you to visit our homepage for a list of opportunities to help out in the wake of Sandy.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any volunteer opportunities, needs, or tips you would like to have listed with us or shared through social media.
Please take care!
|Residents gather in front of cell phone charging station on
Ave C between 9th & 10th. Photo by Jeff Hittner