Community Alerts

Government Alerts 4.21.21

Apr 21, 2021
Government Alerts 4.21.21

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

More than half of all adults in the United States have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and more vaccine sites are opening -- including one at the American Museum of Natural History! Check out the following websites to try to schedule an appointment: Vax4NYCTurboVax, Vaccine Together NYNYC Vaccine Health + Hospital Vaccine Scheduler, and the New York State Vaccine Scheduler. And, click here to view a comprehensive list of vaccine resources from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.

Summer Rising Grades K-8

Summer Rising is New York City’s free summer program for any City child in grades K–8, including students with disabilities, who wants to participate. Families can sign up for Summer Rising programs (grades K-8) through the Discover DYCD website starting on Monday, April 26.

Affordable Internet for Low-Income Families Legislation Signed

Governor Cuomo has signed legislation that requires providers operating in New York State to offer $15/month high-speed internet to low-income families across the state. Learn more here.

National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month. Find ways to volunteer through Help Now NYC, which provides key information about ways individuals/organizations can help those affected by a disaster. Visit to learn more about how you can give back.

Benefits for Older Adults Webinar 4.29.21

Join Council Member Rosenthal's office and LiveOn NY to learn about eligibility for benefits for older adults. RSVP here.

New Ways to Access Tech Grants for Women Entrepreneurs Of Color Webinar 4.30.21

On Friday, April 30 at 11:00am, join SBS's WE NYCBE NYC and their partner GameChange to learn about SBIR grants for women entrepreneurs working on research, tech and tech-driven projects. RSVP here.

Prepare for Inspections and Disruptions Webinar 5.11.21

From gas leaks and fires, to major hurricanes, flooding, and blackouts, small businesses face many challenges that can impact your operations and assets. On Tuesday, May 11 at 11:00am, join the NYC Department of Small Business Services for a webinar that helps guide you through the start of a business continuity plan. Click here to RSVP.