People impacted by Ontario County flooding can apply for funding starting Friday

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — Friday marks the first day that homeowners in Ontario County can apply for state funding to repair their homes after the devastating flooding a month ago.

New York State recently announced $3 million in emergency assistance for eight counties in the Finger Lakes region and Hudson Valley region impacted by the severe storms during the second weekend of July. Homeowners can learn how to apply here.

NYS Homes and Community Renewal will oversee the program in collaboration with local non-profit organizations. People can apply to repair electrical and plumbing systems, heating systems and appliances, flooring, drywall, insulation, windows, doors, siding, and roofing.

People can request up to $50,000. The grants are only for people who make at or below 80% of the area’s median income.

Canandaigua was the hardest hit area of the Finger Lakes. Officials evacuated homes in parts of Canandaigua when Sucker Brook overflowed and nearly 100 homes were impacted.