You can apply for assistance for a business that has suffered physical damage or business interruption as a result of an emergency, such as:

  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Ruptured water main
  • Building collapse or explosion
  • Power outage
  • Terrorist attack

Staff from the NYC Emergency Response Unit may be sent directly to the site of the emergency to help the business owner.


Apply for assistance through the Department of Small Business Services.

You can also learn more by sending an email to

By Phone

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Small Business Services Hotline
  • Phone Number: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692)
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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