Private Fund Distributions

The Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable distributes private funds to meet the recovery needs of Sandy survivors. Sandy impacted residents must be working with a case manager to access this resource. Connect with a case manager now by calling 855-258-0483.

Energy Assistance Program by HeartShare
Working in partnership with National Grid, Con Edison and Energy, HeartShare makes grants of up to $200 to those in need or those on the verge of having their services disconnected. Each year, HeartShare helps thousands of low-income individuals and families throughout New York City and Westchester pay their heating and cooling bills. Learn more about their programs

American Red Cross
The American Red Cross may provide monetary assistance for the following on a case by case basis:

  1. Transitional assistance to an apartment – First month’s rent and security deposit.

  2. Covering a shortfall between the insurance settlement and cost of repairs.

  3. Vouchers for furniture and appliances will be available in the near future.

For intake assistance call 1-877-733-2767.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Staten Island
NHS is a not for profit organization that can connect you with grants as well as loans at a low interest rate to help fill the gap between what Insurance and FEMA provide. Certified counselors will help walk you through the process.

– Grants up to $5,000
– Loans up to $20,000 as low as 3%
– For your protection, only NYC Licensed and Insured contractors.
– First payment deferred 90 days.
– Low or no fees.

Please call for a free consultation: 718-442-8080.
Address: 770 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island NY 10310

Modest Needs Grant – Hurricane Relief Fund
Modest Needs is offering grants of up to $1500 per household for homeowners.

If you are in one of the following situations, you may qualify for assistance:

  • You may have been forced to relocate to a temporary rental while your home is being repaired;
  • You may have qualified for help from FEMA and other types of aid but still need help to afford the cost of the insurance deductible necessary to begin repairs on your home; or
  • You have to have received assistance from FEMA or other state / federal sources, but given the cost of repairs necessary to make your home livable, the assistance you received may not have been sufficient to replace a major appliance or other similar necessity that you lost due to the storm (like a refrigerator, or a bed).Apply online at