Mayor Bloomberg Announces NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program for Nonprofits Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Financial Assistance for Nonprofits
NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program: The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC in partnership with a coalition of foundations has launched a $26M Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program for NYC’s nonprofits. To apply go to Fund for the City of New York: www.fcny.org and click on NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program under “What’s New”.
- NEW: In addition to loans, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC now makes grants available through the loan program.
- Read the Press Release.
As part of the support to NYC's nonprofits, a pro-bono legal initiative has been created with 1,400 volunteer attorneys from the Lawyers Alliance for New York City will assist nonprofits in real estate; employment law; government grants and loans; operating disaster relief programs; and insurance coverage. Legal assistance can be accessed by dialing (212) 219-1800 ext. 224. All calls will be responded to within 24 hours.
The Brooklyn Community Foundation has created the Brooklyn Recovery Fund to support organizations impacted by Hurricane Sandy and operating in Brooklyn. For more information go to brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/
The Staten Island Foundation has launched the Staten Island Non-Profit Recovery Fund. For more information go to thestatenislandfoundation.org/
Philanthropy NY presents a broad listing of giving and supports at philanthropynewyork.org
Government Programs and Information
FEMA's public assistance program provides supplemental financial assistance to certain non-profit organizations for response and recovery activities required as a result of a disaster. To be considered for this program, you must submit a Request for Public Assistance, along with all the forms listed on the PNP Checklist, to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. For information on eligibility and forms, please visit http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/recovery/. Once your submission is complete, FEMA will determine if you are eligible for assistance and contact you to set up a kick off meeting.
NOTE: February 27, 2013 is the deadline to submit a Request for Public Assistance (RPA) application
NYC Department of Small Business Services and The NYC Economic Development Corporation's Emergency Loan Fund, available for NYC-based nonprofits with less than 100 employees Link
The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs has compiled a list of resources for arts organizations and artists impacted by Hurricane Sandy Link
Visit NYC.GOV for daily updates to comprehensive listing of all NYC Hurricane Sandy related response and recovery information
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is accepting financial donations from organizations and individuals to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Donate money
Materials for the Arts, the City’s reuse center, will help impacted organizations attain donated supplies and furniture, subject to availability and need. For more information go to http://www.mfta.org.
To volunteer, donate goods, or donate services contact NYCService
Non-Profit Coordinating Committee (NPCC) has set up a webpage to help nonprofits share available resources. If, for example, you have temporary office space available or meeting space where an organization can gather to plan, equipment to donate, etc., let NPCC know so your resource can be publicized. Link