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$8 Million Grant Program Launched

Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward has announced an $8 million appliance grant program launched by Governor Cuomo that will provide assistance to those who received property damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

The program is designed to help New Yorkers replace household appliances, such as refrigerators, boilers, washing machines and furnaces. Grant amounts are fixed for different appliances and may cover up to 100 percent of the costs of a purchase.

Residents statewide in affected areas are eligible and must prove that they have been impacted by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee and that these products are not covered by insurance or FEMA assistance. For residents affected by Hurricane Irene, grants on purchases of approved appliances and equipment will be retroactive to August. 29 and for residents affected by Tropical Storm Lee, grants will be retroactive to September 9.

In order to inquire, or to apply, go to www.NYSApplianceRebates.com, or call 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The grant program will continue until funding runs out. 

Sayward warned that, “There is a limited amount of funding, so it’s important that anyone who thinks they may be eligible act quickly in order to receive assistance.”

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