Archived Guidance for Organizations that Work with Children & Families

Create a flexible schedule and routine for learning at home

Consider the needs and adjustment required for your child’s age group

New Site in Brooklyn Offering Therapeutic Support for Families with Children Under Age Four

• COVID-19 Report Card – information for parents, teachers, students, and all New Yorkers with comprehensive data updated on a daily basis, including: Positive infections by date of students & staff by school & school district, whether school/district (& student and staff) are remote, in-person, or hybrid, number of students and staff on-site, percentage of on-site students & staff who test positive, number of tests administered by the school, test type, lab used and lag time, date of last submission/update.

Guidelines for In-Person Instruction at Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools

Traveling During COVID-19 (PDF)
Traveling During COVID-19 Flyer (PDF)

Find Services – a web application to help New Yorkers find state services and benefits

Winter Safety Infographic
NYC HEAP Benefit application is open!

Resource Guide: Teens and Abuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic (available in 12 languages here)

• COVID-19 Guide to Mental Health Resources for Children, Teens and Young Adults (available in 12 languages here)

COVID-19 Food and Nutrition Resource Roadmap from FEMA

Learning Bridges – application for free childcare for the fall

• A tenant letter to share with any client in rental housing with lost household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting their ability to pay rent

When Does Remote Learning Require a Childcare License or Registration?

VIDEO: Tips to Keep Your Go Bag and Emergency Supply Kit Stocked and Ready

Student Loan Debt Tips During COVID-19

FAQ for Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

• New York City Department of Education’s School Reopening Plan Submission to the New York State Department of Health (July 31st)

New York City Tenant Resource Portal

Preparing K-12 School Administrators for a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020 (from the CDC)

CDC’s COVID-19 page on Schools and Childcare Programs

Back to School Planning from the CDC: Checklists to Guide Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

CDC’s School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

NYC Cooling Center Finder

Find an open NYC food pantry

NYC Emergency Food Delivery Assistance Program

Apply for the NYC COVID Rent Relief program by July 30th

Apply for NYC HEAP benefits before August 31st

NYC COVID Rent Relief Program

Childcare, Schools, & Youth Programs: Plan, Prepare, and Respond – Webpage from the CDC

• State Education Department’s Framework of Guidance to Reopen New York State Schools

Interim Guidance for Child Care and Day Camp Programs During COVID-19 (June 26th)

Reopening New York: Child Care and Day Camp Programs Guidelines/Checklist

Summer in the City – FREE Virtual Arts Program for NYC Public School Students

Eviction Tracking System from Eviction Lab

• The IRS is providing temporary relief to owners and residents of Housing Credit and tax-exempt bond financed developments in response to COVID

ACS Emergency Guidance for Foster Care Providers (June 24th)

Runaway and Homeless Youth Services’s Program Area Check In (June 26th)

Reopening New York City: FAQs for Summer Day Camp Programs

Ultimate Parents’ Guide to Summer Activity Resources

Interim Guidance for Pools and Recreational Aquatic Spray Grounds During COVID-19 (June 11th)

Child Care and Day Camp Programs Guidelines Flyer

Interim Guidance for Child Care and Day Camp Programs (June 8th)

Pregnancy and COVID-19 Resources for Health Care Providers (March 21st)

Guidance for People who are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or Caring for Newborns

Apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program

Resources for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Survivors

Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Fact Sheet from NYC DOHMH

Local District Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Contacts

NYC Cooling Assistance Benefit Eligibility Criteria

The Red Cross’s COVID-19 Family Support Inquiry FormVea el Formulario de Consulta de Apoyo Familiar de COVID-19 en español

Program Information Profile for the CARES Child Care Scholarship

Application for essential workers to apply for the CARES Child Care Scholarship

ACS’s guidance to providers who supply Child Care services to families paid for with NYC Child Care Vouchers on how to get paid during COVID-19 (April 14th)

ACS Emergency Guidance for Foster Care Providers (April 16th)

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More

Waiver from OCFS to Increase the Maximum Length of Stay for Residents of Domestic Violence Residential Programs (April 8th)

Guidance: Children’s Waiver Home & Community Based Services Re: Respite Services (April 8th)

Find virtual healthcare appointments for children age 0-21

Emergency Guidance for Family Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 2nd)

Update for Prevention, Foster Care, & Providers on ACS Requirements (March 31st)

Waivers for organizations providing child care to families receiving child care assistance

Guidance regarding HCBS Children’s Waiver for Health Homes Serving Children (March 29th)

FAQs for Child Care Programs

Emergency Child Care Employment Guidance

NYC Department of Education: Find a Free Meal Locator

Guidance for Designated Children & Family Treatment & Support Services’ (March 19th)

Proposed scope of Regional Enrichment Centers & direct services contingencies (March 16th)

Face-to-Face Requirements Waived for Some Home and Community-Based Services (March 14th)

Schools and Families Guidance

Guidance from OCFS on COVID-19 for programs (March 11th)

Guidance for Parents Seeking Child Care (March 11th)