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Neighborhood Business Grants through Citizens Committee for NYC
To help New York City’s small businesses experiencing financial distress due to the impact of COVID-19, CitizensNYC has launched our Neighborhood Business Grants. Small businesses, vital to the fabric of their neighborhoods, will receive grants of $5,000 - $10,000 to maintain payroll and operations. They will prioritize businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women. Proposals that focus on adapting businesses to the challenges of COVID-19 (i.e. delivering orders, fulfilling online requests for products, conducting training and classes online) will also be prioritized. Grants may be made to barber shops, restaurants, food carts, vegetable stands, and other small businesses. Unlike many financial opportunities currently available to small businesses, this program will provide grants rather than loans.
Here is the link to the application
Neighborhood Gardening Initiative
We are partnering with Prospect Heights Community Farm (PHCF) to help neighbors grow their own food. Learn more here. If you or someone you know is having difficulty securing enough food of desirable quality, you can sign up to receive home grown produce here.
Help Prospect Heights Project
The Help Prospect Heights project provides updates on local businesses in the neighborhood. Sign up here to see and receive weekly email updates, summarizing changes to Prospect Heights’ businesses’ statuses and how to support them. COVID has impacted many small businesses, including local restaurants. Here is a list of restaurants around the city that have had to close their doors permanently due to the pandemic.
COVID-19 phone/video groups
New York State Office of Mental Health is providing free six-week support and resilience group therapy sessions for people impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Register at NY.Gov/CopingCircles, a secure and HIPAA-compliant web platform.