In this newsletter:

  • Addressing the Housing Crisis in Westchester
  • Combined Meeting of the Policy and Affordable Housing Committees and the Disabilities Roundtable - July 15th
  • Westchester Putnam Workforce Development Board Pathway Pledge
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program in Westchester County Information Session
  • Child Care Council of Westchester - Free Assistance for Working Parents
  • Save the Dates for NPW Fall Programming
  • The Giving Guide Opportunity
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Coming Up at NPW
 

Addressing the Housing Crisis in Westchester

 

NPW joined forces with The Building and Reality Institute, NPW members, and other stakeholders to launch the Welcome Home Westchester Campaign to combat the housing shortage in Westchester County that has a particularly negative impact on the nonprofit workforce, low-income families, women, and people of color.

“Economic inequality in income and wealth has continued to widen since the Great Recession of 2009. With home equity accounting for nearly 30 percent of household wealth, affordable housing and home ownership must be a priority and legislative objective for communities committed to realizing opportunity for all people,” stated Jan Fisher, Executive Director of Nonprofit Westchester. “This will begin to address the life-limiting issues in health care, education and other critical areas resulting from systemic racism. We are proud to collaborate with BRI, government partners and other stakeholders in advancing affordable housing in Westchester.”

Read: Press ReleasePolicy Brief detailing the issue and needed reforms, Press mentions

NPW Members Only: Combined Meeting of the Policy and Affordable Housing Committees and the Disabilities Roundtable

July 15th 9:00 - 10:45 AM

  • Briefing, Participant Input, Questions and Answers on the Welcome Home Westchester Campaign by Timothy Foley, CEO and Executive Vice President Building and Realty Institute of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region (BRI).

  • Member Input – What do our organizations need now as we emerge from the pandemic? We want to hear from you!
Register Here
 

Westchester Putnam Workforce Development Board Welcomes NPW Executive Director Jan Fisher

 

This year’s meeting kicked off a Pathway Pledge to create more inclusive workforces and expand career pathway opportunities for those traditionally underserved.

 

Emergency Rental Assistance Program in Westchester County Information Session

Thursday, July 15th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presenters: 

  • Leonard G. Townes, Commissioner, Westchester County Dept. of Social Services
  • Blanca Lopez, Assistant Director of Operations for Westchester County
Register Here
 

Relieve the Stress of Finding Child Care - Free Assistance for Working Parents

The Child Care Council of Westchester’s specialists are available to help working parents at all income levels find safe, reliable child care so they can work without worry or distraction. There is no charge for these services, and the Child Care Council’s assistance often reduces a tremendous burden of stress.

The Child Care Council can provide:

  • Lists of regulated child care providers, after school programs, summer camps, and a complete “Nanny Guide
  • Tips and checklists to help parents recognize safe, quality care and check a child care provider’s compliance/violation history
  • Information about financial resources, including scholarships, subsidies, tax credits, and dependent care assistance plans (DCAP’s) that may be available
  • Names of child care providers who meet certain criteria, like those approved to administer medication or who may have experience with special needs children

For employers, the Child Care Council has professional material prepared that you can distribute to your employees or display at your place of business. They can accommodate your employees who live and work in other locations, connecting them with sister agencies throughout the region.

Get help for your employees or your family today by calling: (914) 761-3456 x 140. For more information about the Council, visit www.childcarewestchester.org.

 

Save the Dates for NPW Fall Programming

 
 

The Giving Guide

 

Giving Guide: Regional Philanthropic Opportunities will be included as a special supplement in 914INC.’s Oct./Nov. 2021 issue. Nonprofit organizations and business supporters are invited to advertise their important work and social impact.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or inquire about further details by contacting Chris Golden from 914INC. or Jan Fisher from Nonprofit Westchester. * Early Bird Special – SAVE 10% if signed on by July 15, 2021. 

Click Here for More Information
 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Grants Available for Programs that Improve the Lives of Older Adults & Caregivers

Field Hall Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the Fall 2021 grant cycle. The deadline for consideration is July 12th.  Grants will be awarded to programs and projects that directly impact the lives of older adults and their caregivers in Dutchess, Putnam & Westchester counties. Priority is given to those that focus on seniors’ and caregivers’ most basic needs, including: Home-based care services, respite services, safety and security, transportation, food insecurity.  

To discuss a potential proposal, contact Patti Lavan Horvath, Program Officer, at phorvath@fieldhallfdn.org. For more information visit www.fieldhallfoundation.org

$105 Million In Grant Funding For Nonprofit Arts And Cultural Organizations And Artists

Funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, including a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances, will aid in the arts sector's multi-year recovery from COVID-19 and spur the revitalization of New York's creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide. For more information visit NYSCA's website this week.

Youth Employment and Training Services RFP

The County of Westchester acting by and through its Department of Social Services, Office of Workforce Investment, on behalf of the Westchester-Putnam Local Workforce Development Board is requesting proposals from qualified proposers to provide employment and training services for youth under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, PL 113-128, and its implementing regulations. Access a PDF for more information here. The entire text of the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act can be accessed at here.  

$750M in State Economic Development Resources

Round XI of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative includes more than $750 million in state economic development resources. The Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) is now open, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public to begin applying for assistance from dozens of state programs for job-creation and community development projects.

Grants Available for Accessibility Modifications to Your Home

Westchester Residential Opportunities is making free grants available under our Funding for Accessibility Modifications Program. This grant program is designed to make housing more accessible for individuals with physical disabilities, to promote independent living. Download a written description of the program and eligibility requirements here

Elias Activist Fellowship Program

The goal of the program is to strengthen and build social justice movements by developing activists’ skills and capacities in the Hudson Valley. The Foundation hopes to identify and support the work of people from the grassroots (local movement building) and/or frontline communities (those hardest hit by injustice and inequality). Elias Foundation is now accepting applications for its Activist Fellowship Program. Learn more and apply here.

New Fund to Empower Youth & Invest in BIPOC Communities 

The Foot Locker Foundation, the charitable arm of the shoe company, is working together with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to launch a $3 million program that will fund nonprofit serving youth in communities of color in New York City and other cities. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation will issue a request for proposals on May 1.

 
 

COMING UP AT NPW

 

 

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