White Plains Library Offers two Valuable Grant and Funding Courses
Even though the computers at the White Plains Library are not in service, did you know that nonprofits can still view FDO Essential from home/office because of the limited access during the pandemic? 

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that in its continued response to the hardships created by COVID-19, it is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits in Westchester and Putnam counties. The organization will be awarding grants up to $5,000 to nonprofits directly helping the underprivileged or ALICE populations, those who are employed but are living paycheck-to-paycheck, who are displaced or actively impacted COVID-19. The proposal  submission deadline is May 24, 2021

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The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established through the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act to provide over $16 billion in economic relief to target industries. The SVOG application is slated to open April 8, 2021

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The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has a broad mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable. The 2021 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available. Applicants must submit an online inquiry form to determine whether a proposed project fits the funding criteria. There will be one funding cycle for the Special Projects Fund in 2021. The deadline for the online inquiry form is April 21, 2021. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals. Deadline for Submission is Thursday June 17, 2021

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The Focus Area Award is back for the 2021 Grant Cycle! One grant of $15,000 and three grants of $5,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that operate one or more Housing Instability programs for Westchester residents. Deadline for Submission is Monday March 8, 2021

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

Emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Eligible applicants may qualify for SVO Grants equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with the maximum amount available for a single grant award of $10 million. $2 billion is reserved for eligible applications with up to 50 full-time employees.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program
Shuttered Venue Operators Grants - FAQ


UJA Federation New York Vaccine Education and Accessibility Grant

UJA-Federation seeks to support the safety of all New Yorkers by increasing accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine and combatting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and the lack of education in target communities. This grant opportunity will support community-based organizations that work directly in neighborhoods or with populations with anticipated heightened levels of vaccine hesitancy and/or challenges around vaccine access.  First round of Grant applications due February 1, 2021. Second Round of Grant Applications due February 25, 2021.  

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Junior League Grants to Nonprofits - Applications due Feb. 12




Ruderman Family Foundation: Call for Concept Papers: Exploration into a New Field

The Ruderman Family Foundation has dedicated the past two decades to enhancing awareness of, and providing programming and services in, the field of disability inclusion. The Foundation has now decided to expand knowledge of current needs by providing an open submission process of concept papers in order to learn more about innovative programming and best practices being used across any and all social fields. Open submissions from all sectors and thought leaders offering a wide range of ideas and initiatives are being accepted; concept papers focusing on disability inclusion and mental health will not be accepted.

Concept Paper Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 31, 2021. 


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New York Forward Loan Fund

New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a non-forgivable economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak and NYS on PAUSE.

NYFLF targets the state’s small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (90% of all businesses), nonprofits and small residential landlords that have seen a loss of rental income.

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Westchester County’s Launch1000 Program: Support to Start a Business

Westchester County's Economic Development Office has created the Launch1000 program with a goal of enabling 1,000 Westchester residents to start a business or develop an income stream for themselves and their families. Launch1000 is an online, self-paced program teaching you to evaluate your idea, test it with potential customers, and see if it seems likely to succeed. 


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