In this newsletter:

  • Upcoming NPW Events
  • Hurricane Ida Resources
  • Member Events
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Article of Interest - Affordable housing is key to Mamaroneck’s post-Ida recovery | Opinion
  • Job Opportunities
  • The Giving Guide

Upcoming NPW Events 

 
 

Hurricane Ida Resources

 

Today - Sept. 27 at 2:00 PM: County Executive George Latimer and Economic Development Director Bridget Gibbons to discuss SBA Opening of Business Recovery Center in Westchester County For Businesses Affected, Nonprofits and Homeowners and Renters Impacted by Tropical Storm Ida. Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/westchestergov

Full Hurricane Ida Recovery Update from FEMA here

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Westchester - Loans Available to Businesses, Nonprofit Organizations, Homeowners, Renters 

The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center (BRC) at the New York Power Authority building in White Plains, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY to provide one-on-one assistance to businesses, homeowners, renters and private nonprofit organizations in Westchester  to apply for physical disaster loans and for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA.

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. 

Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed personal property.

For more information and to apply click HEREThe filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 4, 2021.

In coordination with FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Program, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley can provide legal services to disaster survivors on issues including: denial of FEMA claims, disputes with insurance companies, landlord/tenant issues, lost documents, utility fees/restoration of services, illegal basement apartments, and others. For assistance, please call LSHV’s Intake Line at 1-877-574-8529.

Help Available for SNAP Recipients to Replace Food Lost During Hurricane Ida

Assistance is available to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in Westchester to replace food lost as a result of power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. Additionally, residents of those communities will be able to temporarily use their SNAP benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods.

Information including how to apply for SNAP, public assistance and emergency assistance, can be found here

FEMA InformationFEMA has two disaster recovery centers in Westchester open 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily, until further notice:

Additional Resources:

Furniture Sharehouse

Furniture Sharehouse is accepting furniture donations for distribution to local families impacted by Hurricane Ida at a Container located at 442 Waverly Avenue, Mamaroneck. They will accept good condition (no flood damage please) small apartment-scale (no oversized items) furniture. Please go to https://furnituresharehouse.org/donation-guidelines and carefully review their guidelines to see what they can/can't accept.  

 

Member Events

 

Sept. 27: The CURE! CR-S What? All Star Back to School Panel - Making Sense of Schooling

Sept. 30: Senior Law Day

Oct. 13: Meet the Funders Panel Discussion

Oct. 19: Westchester Children's Association Youth Justice Expert Panel

Oct. 27: A Virtual Conversation with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro

United Way and American Christmas: Nominate a Westchester Families for Christmas Tree Giveaway

United Way of Westchester and Putnam and American Christmas are teaming up to give artificial Christmas trees, complete with lights and ornaments provided by American Christmas, to 15 families nominated by nonprofits and selected by United Way. United Way is looking for non-profit organizations to nominate families who have struggled this year and for whom the receipt of a tree would make this Christmas exceptionally festive. Nominations are due by October 8. Submit nominations here. Press release and more info.

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Funding Opportunities

 

Field Hall Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Winter 2021/22 grant cycle for programs that improve the lives of older adults & their caregivers. The deadline for submitting an LOI is October 4th; grants will be awarded at the end of January 2022. For more information and to submit a Letter of Inquiry, www.fieldhallfoundation.org.

Signarama Hartsdale is giving away $20,000 in free signage and print production support to local Westchester nonprofits. Deadline to apply now extended: Oct. 15.

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits in Westchester as part of its crisis response to the recent flooding. The submission deadline is 4 PM on Oct. 1. Read details here.

The New York State Health 2022 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) is available. There are two funding cycles for the 2022 Special Projects Fund. Deadlines for the online inquiry form are October 7, 2021 and March 2, 2022. Read details here

Article of Interest

 

Job Opportunities & Information

 

FEMA Hiring for Local Jobs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hiring for immediate local positions in Mamaroneck and Yonkers to support its response to Hurricane Ida. Interested applicants can apply here

NPW's Nonprofit Job Board is thriving with over 3,000 page views per month and 100 current active job posts! It has become a valued resource for nonprofit job seekers and employers in Westchester County. NPW Members: 100% free to post; plus only $25 to feature your position at the top of our board and also have it published to the Google Jobs Network.

The Giving Guide

 

Giving Guide: Regional Philanthropic Opportunities will be included as a special supplement in 914INC.’s Nov./Dec. 2021 issue. The Giving Guide will present readers with a chance to learn about the positive social impact of your work and to philanthropically contribute to your organization during the widely noted period of Giving Tuesday and Philanthropy Day. More Information.

 

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