Mayor Bloomberg Announces Cityâ€™s Plans for New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives to Be Funded With $1.8 Billion in Federal Grants Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced that New York City plans to spend its initial allocation of $1.77 billion in Community Development Block Grants to address the most urgent housing, business and infrastructure needs in the neighborhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy through eight new programs. The new programs fall into three categories of immediate need: housing recovery, business recovery and infrastructure resiliency. Read the Press Release
SBS Welcomes New Neighborhood Leadership Program Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel and SBS Commissioner Robert W. Walsh welcomed 19 new participants to the third class of the Neighborhood Leadership program during an opening ceremony at City Hall. Neighborhood Leadership, offered by the Department of SBS in partnership with the Coro New York Leadership Center, is a six-month, award winning leadership training program. Read the Press Release
NYC Department of Small Business Services Announces Small Business Assistance Grant Program for Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Sandy SBS, the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, Barclays, Citi, and UBS today announced $1 million in grants available for small businesses that sustained physical damage during Hurricane Sandy. Grants of up to $5,000 will be given to impacted businesses for physical repairs or to replace equipment. Read the Press Release
NYC Department of Small Business Services and Mayorâ€™s Office of Media and Entertainment Launch Media Employee Training Grant Program and Award $65,000 to Local Businesses SBS and the Mayorâ€™s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) have announced that $500,000 will be available through a new training grant program for small businesses in media and entertainment. The â€śMade in NYâ€ť Media Employee Training (MET) Program will help companies grow their businesses and enter new markets by training employees in the newest technologies and platforms. Read the Press Release
Hurricane Sandy Business Recovery Information New York City, including SBS and The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYEDC) is coordinating a set of services to help New York businesses in recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Visit nyc.gov/nycbusiness for more information
NYC Media produced a documentary short on the evolution of the Cityâ€™s workforce system detailing the Cityâ€™s model and the gains that have been made. View the documentary
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