Small Business Administration

Federal coordinating officer Mike Byrne discusses FEMA's response to Sandy in Long Beach - Dec. 28, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Senate Approves Sandy Aid Bill As FEMA Declares Commitment To Long Beach

Friday evening, the Senate approved a $60.4 billion emergency aid for victims of the hurricane that devastated parts of the Tri-State Area by a 63-32 vote. Officials are urging the House to now pass the bill as well.


People walk past homes and businesses destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. (credit:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

SBA To Homeowners, Renters: Apply If You Need Aid

The Small Business Administration is known mostly as the organization that gives loans to entrepreneurs looking to start businesses, but when a disaster is declared, the agency does a lot more.


Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy tours damage from Sandy in Stonington (credit: Governor's Office)

Malloy: Sandy Response Better Than Irene, Halloween Storm

Malloy credits, in large part, the drills held over the summer for the response to Sandy.


A downed tree is seen after Irene - Upper Brookville, NY - Sep 2, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Downed Trees Still Problematic In NYC, L.I. Days After Irene

Trees that came down on Long Island as a result of Hurricane Irene have been cut up and pushed to the side of the road for crews pick up but that doesn’t seem to be the case in many areas.


A car is seen nearly submerged in a street in Little Falls, NJ - Mar 16, 2010 - Photo: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880

NJ Offers Low-Interest Loans For March Flooding

At least 2,000 homes across New Jersey were evacuated as a result of the March floods, which also closed several major roadways.


Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Loans To NYC Small Businesses Up 45 Percent

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner announced Sunday that more than $262 million was distributed in fiscal year 2010.