- Emergency Broadband Benefit: The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Applications are opened now. More information here.
- Department of Finance Deadlines:
- COVID Restriction Updates:
- Indoor Social Gathering Limit Increases to 250 on May 19 in New York
- Outdoor Residential Gathering Limit is Removed and Indoor Residential Gathering Limit Increases to 50 on May 19 in New York
- Large-Scale Indoor Venue Capacity Increases to 30% and Large-Scale Outdoor Venue Capacity Increases to 33% on May 19 in New York and New Jersey, Proof of Vaccination or Recent Negative Test Still Required in New York
- Curfew for all catered events lifted May 31
- The midnight curfew will be removed for indoor areas beginning May 31
- Restaurant Owners: Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Information about the program like how to apply and what documents are required can be found here. Applications are now opened. See How to apply for more detail. Need free help applying? More information here.
- Parents: The 3K application is now opened. The deadline to apply for 3K is May 28. During the application period, you can apply online or by phone. More info here.
- Small Businesses: Current Round of PPP is open for all businesses. More information on the changes and how to apply can be found here. Deadline for all applications is May 31st.
- Parents: 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. Applications are opened now. The program starts on July 6th. More information can be found here.
- Cooling Assistance: Applications for cooling assistance are accepted at local departments of social services starting Monday, May 3 and extending through August 30, or until funding runs out. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. New York City residents may also download an application and obtain program information at access.nyc.gov. More information here.
- Artists/ Entertainers: Open Culture is a new permit type available from the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office allowing for ticketed performances. Arts and cultural institutions, as well as entertainment venues, will have the opportunity to secure a permit for single day, socially distanced performances at over 100 street locations throughout all five boroughs. Open Culture Applications Program closes on Oct. 31st.
- Heartshare Neighborhood Heating Fund opened. More information, including eligibility and where to apply can be found here. (First come, first served)
- Funeral Assistance: FEMA is accepting applications for Funeral Assistance. There is currently no deadline. More information including phone numbers, required documents and more, click here.
- Venue Operators: The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program is accepting applications now. If you need any assistance with the application process or have questions about the program, please visit Curtains Up NYC. In addition to webinars, you can get one-on-one counseling for this program. More details here. No current deadline.
- Businesses: DOT Announce New Application for 2021 Expansion of Open Streets. Interested businesses and community partners can learn more and apply now here. No deadline.
- Affordable Internet: A new program requires internet service providers to offer high-speed internet plans to low-income households at $15 per month. Read more here. No deadline.