Updates

Transportation for Seniors
Funding Opportunities for Nonprofits

Vaccination Information
Eviction Protections
LES Food Security Pantries/Deliveries Entertainment/Performing Arts
Small Business Assistance

Transportation for Seniors

There are several ways to get a ride to your COVID vaccine appointment if you:

  • Are over the age of 65
  • Cannot use public transportation
  • Cannot use private transportation
  • Already have an appointment for a COVID vaccine 

Access-a-Ride: If you already use Access-a-Ride, you can schedule transportation to your appointment by calling (718) 393-4999 or (877) 337-2017.

Medicaid: If you have Medicaid-provided transportation, you can use your usual contact number or call (844) 666-6270.

Hunter Ambulettes: If are homebound or need an ambulette you can schedule free transportation by calling (718) 991-2211.

Curb: If you are 65 years or older, and do not qualify for the above programs you can schedule a free ride with Curb by calling (646) 349-0289.

Insurance: Many insurance companies are also providing transportation, contact your provider to see if transportation is covered.

Funding Opportunities For Nonprofits

NYC Council

Applications due Thursday, Mar 25 at 5 pm

The application for capital funding for nonprofits is open. Upload applications for review via the NYC Office of Management and Budget Capital Grants portal.

The applications for schools and other organizations that serve New York City are also open. Click here to learn more about the requirements.

Borough President Gale Brewer staff is available to meet with your group virtually if you have questions, want to share your project ideas, or missed the December capital funding workshops. Make an appointment here. You can also review the capital funding training videos and materials.

Vaccination Information

Phase 1a:

Phase 1b:








Phase 1b (Expanded):
As of February 15th

Health Care Workers
Residents and Staff in Certain Group Living Facilities

Older Adults (65+ yrs)
Grocery Workers
First Responders and Support Staff for First Responder Agencies
Corrections
P-12 Schools, College, Child Care, and Early Intervention
Public Transit
Homeless Shelters
Other Residential Programs and Supportive Housing

Essential Workers
NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) licensed drivers
Restaurant workers
Underlying Conditions
Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
Chronic kidney disease
Pulmonary disease, including but not limited to COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and 9/11-related pulmonary diseases
Intellectual and developmental disabilities including Down syndrome
Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies or hypertension (high blood pressure)
Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system), including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines or other causes
Severe obesity (body mass index of 40 kg/m2 or higher), obesity (body mass index of between 30 kg/m2 and 40 kg/m2)
Pregnancy
Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease or dementia
Liver disease

Related Vaccine Links:

Eviction Protections

Tenants in New York have a strong set of rights that protect them in interactions with landlords or managing agents. Changes to New York State rent laws, recently passed by lawmakers in Albany, make it harder for landlords to evict all tenants. In addition, the new rent laws strengthened protections for New Yorkers living in rent regulated apartments. These laws are enforced by the State’s Division of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR). DHCR is the State’s affordable housing agency, with a mission to build, preserve, and protect affordable housing and increase home ownership throughout New York State.Vi 1

For more information on specific changes to the new rent law and resources, please visit the following pages:

New Protections for All Tenants

New Protections for Rent-Regulated Tenants

New York State Homes and Community Renewal. “About HCR”. https://hcr.ny.gov/hcr-overview

Visit the NYC Tenant Resource Portal

LES Food Security Pantries/Deliveries/Schools

The information below is subject to change, please call to confirm operating hours and other details.

Grand Street Settlement
80 Pitt St. New York, NY 10002 
Food Distribution program operating hours:
Mo: 10:00AM – 3:00PM (if you do not have a ticket, come after 2:00PM!)
Please call 646-201-4251 to confirm latest operating hours.

Father’s Heart Ministries
543-545 East 11th Street New York, NY 10009
Food Pantry program operating hours:
Sa: 8:15AM-11AM
Please call 212-375-1765 to confirm latest operating hours. 

Vision Urbana Inc.
66 Essex Street New York, NY 10002
Food Pantry program operating hours:
Mo: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Register at this link for hot meal or pantry delivery. https://www2.visionurbana.org/pantry_form
Please call 646-626-9748 to confirm latest operating hours. 

Henry Street Settlement
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance with getting food delivered, please call the Helpline at 347-493-2787.

NAZARETH HOUSING INC
206 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10009
Food Pantry program operating hours:
Tu: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Please call 212-777-3567 to confirm latest operating hours. 

Trinity’s Services and Food for the Homeless Inc.
602 East 9th Street New York, NY 10009
Soup Kitchen program operating hours MTWRF: 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Food Pantry program operating hours MTWRF: 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Please call 212-228-5254 to confirm latest operating hours. 

Educational Alliance (Project ORE) 
331 E. 12th Street New York, NY 10003
Food Pantry program operating hours:
MTWRF: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Please call 212-780-5436 to confirm latest operating hours. 

P.S. 019 Asher Levy 
185 1 AVENUE.
Food Distribution program operating hours:
MTWRF: 3:00PM – 5:00PM
Halal meals available!
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Lillian Wald Food Pantry
12 Avenue D New York, NY 10009
MoTuWeTh: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Fr: 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Please call 212-260-2731 to confirm latest operating hours. 
 

Our Lady of Sorrows 
213 Stanton Street New York, NY 10002
Food Pantry program operating hours:
Tu: 10:00AM – 11:30AM and Th: 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Please call 212-673-0900 to confirm latest operating hours. 

Primitive Christian Church 
207-209 East Broadway New York, NY 10002
Food Pantry programs.
Please call  212-673-7868 to confirm latest operating hours. 

Cabrini Immigrant Services 
139 Henry Street New York, NY 10002
Food Pantry program operating hours:
Tu: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Please call 212-791-4590 to confirm latest operating hours. 

Dewitt Reformed Church
280 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002

Food Pantry program operating hours:
MoTu: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Please call 212-674-3341 to confirm latest operating hours.

Hope for the Future Ministries
Tompkins Square Park

Food Pantry program operating hours:
Sa: 2:00PM – 7:00PM (third Saturdays of month)
Please call 631-752-5771 to confirm latest operating hours.

UJC of the East Side
15-17 Bialystoker Place New York, NY 10002
Food Pantry program operating hours:
MoTuTh: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Fr: 9:00AM – 11:30AM
Please call 212-673-9328 to confirm latest operating hours. 

Bowery Mission/Christian Herald Association 
227 Bowery New York, NY 10002
Food Pantry program operating hours:
Mo: 9:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Tu: 8:00AM – 2:00PM
We: 9:00AM – 11:00AM and 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Th: 8:00AM – 11:00AM
Fr: 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Sa: 8:00AM – 11:00AM
Please call 212-674-3456 to confirm latest operating hours. 

GetFoodNYC: Free Food Locations
Get a map of food resources across the city:

  • Free food pantries 
  • Grocery stores and farmer’s markets locations 
  • Grab & go meals at NYC Schools, available for all children or adults in need.

P-EBT
Learn about P-EBT, $420 per child in money for groceries coming to all NYC public school families. Multiple languages available.

AccessNYC
Find out if you may be eligible for food benefits including SNAP and WIC, and learn how to apply.

Emergency Home Food Delivery
If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you in the coming days. Check your eligibility and sign up.

 
 

entertainment/performing arts emergency financial assistance

People

The Actors Fund has partnered with other entertainment industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those in immediate financial need. Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts. Remember, you may be eligible for more than one fund.
Learn more here: 
https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help

Venues

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment is offering assistance to arts and culture venues applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant from the federal government. Learn more about how to apply here.

SMALL bUSINESS aSSISTANCE

$284 billion was just allocated for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable business loan offered through the federal government’s Small Business Administration (SBA) that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. 

The first round of funding ran out fast, and many businesses who were not prepared ahead of time were unable to successfully apply for funding. Although guidelines and applications are not live yet, we recommend preparing now so you are ready to apply as quickly as possible.