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$900 Billion COVID Relief Deal Details & Learn What it Means to Westchester on January 7th with the NY Senate & Assembly Delegation from Westchester

$900 Billion FEDERAL COVID RELIEF DEAL

The United States House of Representatives and Senate have reached an agreement on a $900 billion COVID relief package. We will continue to send updates on matters most relevant to the nonprofit sector.  
As Westchester’s only business membership organization solely dedicated to advancing the needs of the County’s nonprofit sector, its clients, consumers and workforce, NPW will continue to work with our government partners on all levels to ensure our voices are heard and our social impact is sustained. We will advocate with our members in Congress for a direct stream of funding for state and local government.

LEARN WHAT THE FEDERAL COVID RELIEF DEAL MEANS TO NEW YORKERS AND WESTCHESTER RESIDENTS
Join NPW on January 7th at the Nonprofit Town Hall with NY State Senate and Assembly Delegations from Westchester.


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SUMMARY DETAILS OF THE FEDERAL COVID RELIEF DEAL*

DIRECT PAYMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

  • $600 for individuals making up to $75,000,
  • $1,200 for couples making less than $150,000, and an additional $600 per child.
  • This amounts to $2,400 for a family of (4).     

 FORGIVABLE LOANS AND GRANTS - Small Business Administration

  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - Over $20 Billion for New York for a second round of forgivable loans with expanded eligibility for nonprofits.
  • $10,000 SBA grants will be available for very small and underserved businesses in low-income communities.

RENT & EVICTION RELIEF

  • $25 Billion in rental assistance funding nationally
  • $1.3 Billion – rental assistance funding for New York
  • The CDC federal eviction moratorium will also be extended until January 31, 2021, and can be extended further by the next administration.

EMERGENCY CHILD CARE GRANTS

  • $465 Million for New York – Child Care Development Block Grants (CCDBG) –  to assist essential workers and working families, and to support child care providers in meeting their increased operation costs during the pandemic.

NUTRITION ASSITANCE AND FOOD PROGRAMS

  • $13 Billion nationally in Nutrition Assistance, which includes:
  • A 15% increase in SNAP benefits from January 2021 through June 30, 2021 to support the nearly 2.8 million New Yorkers who receive benefits
  • Increased access to nutrition benefits by waiving college student work requirements
  • Additional funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to fund the continued work of New York’s food banks
  • Funding for senior nutrition through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and Meals on Wheels program

VACCINATIONS, COVID HEALTH & RELIEF

  • $810 Million for New York  – Vaccine, Testing, and Tracing, and Flexible Local Health Funding: 
    • $135M for NYS for vaccine distribution
    • $675M for NYS testing, tracing, isolation support and COVID mitigation

NY HOSPITALS, HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS

  • $1 billion to New York in support and relief for hospitals, mental health, community health centers and providers

BROADBAND

  • $7 Billion nationally for Emergency Benefit for Broadband Service to provide free or low-cost broadband service to low-income families or those who have been recently laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

  • Extends the unemployment insurance reforms established in the CARES Act through March 14, 2021.
  • Reinstates the enhanced unemployment assistance, providing an additional $300 per week on top of all state and federal unemployment benefits

*Information provided by the Office of Senator Schumer and NBC News

EDUCATION - DIRECT AID TO NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENTS

  • $5.8 Billion – Education Stabilization Fund
    • $4B – Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, provides relief to K-12 public schools across the State of New York.
    • $1.4B – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, directs funds to New York’s university system, like SUNY and CUNY.
    • $313M – Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund, the governor can use these funds at his discretion to support the state’s K-12 education and higher education needs related to COVID-19. Including a set aside amount that will be prioritized to private schools serving low-income students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

TAX CREDITS

  • Low-income workers will be able to qualify for tax credits based on either 2019 or 2020 income.
*Information provided by the Office of Senator Schumer and The New York Times

PERFORMANCE VENUES AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

  • $15 Billion Nationally


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