1.Small Business Administration Loans:
Low-interest loans available in NY. Apply on website.
More info here: http://www.nyssbdc.org/EIDL.html
2. FEMA Public Assistance Program:
Eligible emergency protective measures taken to respond to the COVID-19 emergency at the direction or guidance of public health officials may be reimbursed under Category B of FEMA’s Public Assistance program. FEMA will not duplicate assistance provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or other federal agencies.
State, territorial, tribal, and local government entities and certain private non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for Public Assistance. FEMA assistance will be provided at a 75 percent federal cost share. This assistance will require execution of a FEMA-State/Tribal/Territory Agreement, as appropriate, and execution of an applicable emergency plan. Local governments and other eligible PA applicants will apply through their respective state, tribal or territorial jurisdictions.
3. Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Grant:
This fund will issue grants to established nonprofit organizations that provide front-line services to our most vulnerable populations – food for our neediest families and essentials, such as prescription drug deliveries to homebound senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems. The impacts of the novel coronavirus are uncertain and continue to mount. The COVID-19 Response Fund will be a funding resource for those in need.
4.Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund:The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund will focus on supporting nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among the most vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response. These will include social service organizations focused on supporting hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.
If you would like to make a donation or learn more about the Fund, please contact:
Laura Starr, Director of Development
The Westchester Community Foundation has announced the Westchester COVID-19 Response Fund to deploy resources to established, frontline community organizations meeting the basic needs of local residents in the wake of this global pandemic. The Fund’s purpose is to minimize social and economic consequences going forward, and its resources will be directed to organizations serving high-need, vulnerable populations.
The Fund is designed to be flexible in its focus, nimble in its action, and to complement other resources at the local, state, and national levels. This fund is in addition to a $1 million contribution by RXR Realty to the RXR Building Community Fund at the Westchester Community Foundation. A generous donor will match contributions up to $1 million. Proposals are now by invitation only.
6. Community Capital New York has come out with a new initiative to assist small businesses suffering from a drop in cash flow. They can provide up to $10,000 in an Emergency Express Loan as you wait for your SBA Disaster Loan Assistance. More information can be found HERE.
7. Go Fund Me’s Small Business Relief Initiative was started by GoFundMe to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and empower their communities to rally behind them. GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp and Intuit QuickBooks to provide small business owners with the financial support and resources needed to continue running their businesses during and after the coronavirus crisis.
As part of the Small Business Relief Initiative, GoFundMe, Yelp, and Intuit QuickBooks have each donated $500,000 to the Small Business Relief Fund. GoFundMe.org, the company’s charitable and advocacy arm, started the Small Business Relief Fund to benefit small businesses. Supporters can donate to the Small Business Relief Fund and GoFundMe.org will provide grants to small businesses across the United States, starting with the hardest hit areas. The Small Business Relief Fund will be issuing $500 matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe. More partners will be announced in relation to this initiative at a later date.
9. From the Dyson Foundation:
To support Mid-Hudson Valley organizations whose work focuses on meeting people’s basic health and human service needs for food, shelter, and financial assistance, we are making additional funding available as follows:
A pool of $500,000 in grant funds is available to current or recent Dyson Foundation grantees to cover increased service provision, lost revenue due to service changes related to COVID-19, and other financial hardships resulting from this crisis. To get more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are expanding our Cash Flow Loan fund to $500,000, removing the fees, and increasing the length of the loan terms. Find more information here.
Priority 1: Front Line Grants fund community-based nonprofits that have increased demand for services due to COVID-19. These nonprofits have deep roots in community and a strong track-record serving people who are immediately and disproportionately suffering from this crisis.
Examples of the types of nonprofits in most need of Front Line Grant Support, as service numbers rise: community-based health clinics; food bank & food pantries; meal delivery programs; homelessness services and prevention programs.
Priority 2: Service-Challenged Grants fund nonprofits that are modifying their in-person service delivery modes extremely rapidly due to COVID-19, and need assistance to do so. These nonprofits likely need additional assistance to upgrade technology or sanitation protocols and obtain cleaning supplies & service personnel. Examples include: youth centers, recreation centers, child care, senior services, adult day care, community-based education programs.
Up to $10,000 can be requested.
EPA is working to improve the environment and public health conditions of low-income and minority communities through our daily efforts to ensure all Americans have clean air, safe water, and access to information to make decisions to protect personal and public health. As part of these efforts, EPA has re-opened the State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program (SEJCA) and expanded its availability to include states, local governments, tribes and territories.
EPA is giving a special consideration to those applications aimed at addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on urban and rural low income and minority communities.
EPA anticipates making five awards in amounts of up to $200,000 per award for a two-year project period. EPA encourages applicants to develop innovative plans and processes to conduct effective outreach to underserved communities in the midst of social-distancing and local stay-at-home orders, especially in places where internet access may not be readily available to all residents.
The opportunity closes on June 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET).
12. IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries will support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the nation’s response to the pandemic through the CARES Act, IMLS is funding direct grants to respond quickly, efficiently, and with significant impact to the national emergency. We welcome projects that will create opportunities for museums and libraries to support positive socio-economic change now and in a future reopened environment. This can be through preserving jobs, staff training and development, addressing the digital divide, planning for reopening, and providing technical support and capacity building for digital inclusion and engagement, prioritizing our highest-need communities. Awards of $25,000 – $500,000 will be made for two year periods. The grant is due June 12, 2020.
13. STEWART’S SHOPS IS supporting local nonprofits in many areas such as The Arts, Education, Recreation, Health, Civic, and Social. At this time, we are encouraging nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 to reach out for additional help for sustainability. Grants will be given on a case by case scenario as they come in. There is no deadline for submission and the $5,000 limit has been waived for this process.