Immediate Release

Monday, March 19, 2007 

For Information Contact

Courtney Taurisano-Sprague
(315) 798-5710 (Oneida County Planning)

PICENTE: ASSISTANCE STILL AVAILABLE FOR
JUNE 2006 FLOOD DAMAGE

Grants up to $25,000 available

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that assistance is still available for individuals in Oneida County who sustained damage to their home or mobile home unit as a result of the June 28, 2020 flood.  Grants up to $25,000 may be available to those who qualify and submit a completed application and proof of damage on a first come first serve basis.  The program is being administered through The HomeOwnership Center in Utica .

“Assistance for individuals who have sustained flood damage has been provided in the past through other State and Federal organizations.  However, in some cases the funding was limited or could only be used for furniture or temporary needs,” Picente said.  “This funding serves as an alternative for individuals who may have exhausted all other resources either through New York State , FEMA or their homeowners insurance.  Additionally, those who have already made repairs and have not gotten financial assistance may qualify for reimbursement if they can supply valid receipts and proof of damage,” he continued. 

In order to qualify for the program an individual must complete an application and provide supporting documentation, which is described in detail on the application.

Additionally, each site considered for funding will be subject to a site evaluation by The HomeOwnership Center.

To ask questions or obtain an application, please contact The HomeOwnership Center at (315) 724-4197 or by going to Oneida County ’s Web site at: www.ocgov.net

The deadline to apply for the program is April 19, 2020 and awards will be made on an individual basis.

This assistance program has been made possible with a grant through the New York State Community Development Block Grant Small Cities 2006 State Disaster Relief Program.