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Community Alerts 6.29.21

Jun 30, 2021
Community Alerts 6.29.21

Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, with grants up to $50,000 to cover lost business or costs incurred during the pandemic. Further information regarding eligibility and reimbursable expenses, as well as an application guide can be found here.  

Open Restaurants Accessibility

Outdoor dining areas that are part of businesses participating in Open Restaurants must meet the Americans with Disabilities Act compliance standards. There’s more than one way to make your dining area accessible. A full Open Restaurants Accessibility guide can be found hereClick here to read more about Open Restaurants.

Grab & Go Meals Are Back for the Summer

As of Monday, June 28, free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch in this year’s “Summer Meals” program will be available to all New Yorkers at about 400 sites this summer, on weekdays from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Click here for more information about grab and go meals and site locations.

Child Care Help Available from NYS

The state will provide $25 million in child care scholarships for essential workers. As of Wednesday, June 23, these scholarships are the first in a series of new investments to support working families and the child care industry through the federal CARES Act. Apply hereAlso, from now until Sunday, July 4, parents and caregivers can sign up for free child care if they need additional support while getting the COVID-19 vaccine or recovering from the vaccine. Click here to learn more.

Get Vaccinated at a City-run Site and Win $2,500

Get your first vaccine dose at a New York City-run vaccine location — as identified on the NYC COVID-19 Vax4NYC Appointment Scheduler — and you will receive instructions on how to win a special prize, which changes weekly. Through mid-July, eligible applicants can win staycations at some of the City's top hotels or $2,500 cash through the end of July! Find all City vaccine incentives here.