The Resource List

Last updated: May 29, 2020 @ 4:50 PM
Dates next to resources indicate when it was last updated.
**Items with asterisks are NEW to the website as of today.**

General Human Services Guidance:

• COVID-19: Symptoms and What to Do when Sick – from DOHMH

COVID-19: Prevention and Groups at Higher Risk – from DOHMH

• Pandemic Operational Guidance for the 2020 Hurricane Season

• New York Forward’s website – including Statewide Guidelines for Religious & Funeral Services

COVID-19 Fact vs. Fiction Employer Handout

COVID-19 Guidance & Resources for NYCHA residents

Guidance on Commercial Leases During the Pandemic

CDC Activities and Initiatives – COVID-19 Response & the President’s Plan for Opening (May 2020)

COVID-19 Resource Center for Drivers

Mayor de Blasio’s COVID-19 Heat Wave Plan to Protect New Yorkers

FAQs on COVID-19 Testing from NYC DOHMH

NYC Hotel-ing Program Flyer

Coalition on Inclusive Emergency Planning (CIEP)’s resource page for helping folks with disabilities and access needs prepare for emergencies

NYC DOHMH’s Respiratory Pandemic Community Preparedness Toolkit

Comptroller Stringer’s COVID-19 Resource Center for Nonprofits

• Documentation Business Owners Should Gather to Establish Loss Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Community-Based Organizations from the NYS Health Foundation

Guidance for Nonprofit Reopening: Post COVID-19 Protocols for 501(c)(3)s

• Updated Guidance for Vehicle Operators (April 29th)

Paid sick leave order FAQ from the Commissioner of Health for Isolation

• Recommended Preventative Practices and FAQs for Faith-based & Community Leaders

• Guidance for Conducting Virtual Meetings of Members of New York Not-for-Profit Corporations from the Charities Bureau (April 2020)

• City Council’s guidance on what programs will be considered essential in regards to discretionary funding cuts

Marks Paneth and HSC’s Tools & Resources for Nonprofits

• NYC’s Plan for Keeping the City Fed During the COVID-19 Health Crisis

• Letter from the C-19 HHS Response Team to Discretionary Providers (April 21st)

Grief and Loss in the Workplace During COVID-19 (April 16th)

Updated Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting for Non-Health Care Settings (April 16th)

Updated General Guidance for Businesses and Other Non-Health Care Settings (April 16th)

Guidance for COVID-19 Invoice Submission (April 15th)

Guide for Nonprofit Capital Projects During COVID-19 Pandemic

NY Attorney General Charities Bureau Guidance for Charitable Organizations (April)

Requesting and Supplying PPE in New York

Submit requests and feedback to NYC’s Department of Health

HELP NOW NYC – Assistance and information for organizations of all kinds

• Race/Ethnicity Data for Deaths of Persons with Lab-Confirmed COVID-19 from DOHMH (April 6th)

UST’s COVID-19 Resource Page for Nonprofits

NY State Guidance for Contracted Nonprofit Human Services Providers (April 6th)

FAQs from Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Providers (April 7th)

Updated DOHMH’s COVID-19 Outbreak Factsheet (April 4th)

Essential Worker Transportation Template Letter

COVID-19 and Insurance Coverage Considerations for Nonprofits (April 2nd)

FAQs: Providing Disaster Relief During the COVID Crisis (March 30th)

DOHMH’s COVID-19 Resources for People with Disabilities

Marks Paneth’s Pandemic Resource Center

Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?

Lawyers Alliance’s FAQs for Nonprofits (March 30th)

Protocols for Returning to Work Following COVID-19 Exposure or Infection (March 28th)

NYS COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Community-Based Organizations

Guidance for Determining Who is Considered Essential Workforce in NYS

MOCS Guidance for how to streamline practices during COVID-19 (March 20th)

NYC Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) Letter to Human Services Providers (March 18th)

NYC’s FAQ for Contracted Health and Human Service Providers (March 15th)

COVID-19 Health Alert #6 for Providers from DOHMH

CDC COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for Communities

The CDC’s Planning Guidance and Checklists for Pandemics

Checklist for Community and Faith Leaders from the CDC

Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for COVID-19 from the CDC (March 11th)

Lawyers Alliance’s webpage for COVID-19 related information

Legal Alert – Protecting Your Nonprofit from COVID-19 (March 9th)

COVID-19 Guidance for Contracted Health and Human Service Providers (March 6th)

For Organizations Working in Healthcare:

COVID-19 and People with HIV

Medicaid Update from NYS Department of Health (March)

Guidance to Medicaid Transportation Managers and Brokers (March 21st)

Medicaid Pharmacy Guidance from NYS

Updated Guidance for Healthcare Providers from NYS Webinar (March 13th)

Guidance from CMS on Medicare Coverage related to COVID-19

For Organizations with People Experiencing Homelessness and/or in Congregate and Residential Facilities:

Interim Guidance for Responding to People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness

DHS’s guidance for homeless shelter clients who show COVID-19 symptoms (March 9th)

Commercial or Residential Building General Disinfection Guidance (March 5th)

For Organizations that Work with Children & Families:

**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)

For Organizations that Work with Older Adults & in Adult Care:

Medicaid Update (April 20th)

SNAP continues to be an important resource helping New Yorkers afford food. If you or your clients need assistance applying for SNAP or other benefits, please email: [email protected]

Guidance for Providing Adult Social Day Care Services Telephonically

Guidance for the Authorization of Community Based LongTerm Services & Supports Covered by Medicaid (April 8th)

• Senior Center Meal Provision FAQ (March 30th)

Supporting Older Adults in NYC Without Internet Access: A Guide for Professionals

Supporting Older Adults Through COVID-19

Medicaid Changes to Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Policy (March 28th)

Medicaid Changes to Private Duty Nursing Policy (March 28th)

NYS Medicaid Coverage and Reimbursement Policy for Services Related to COVID-19 (March 27th)

Telephonic and Telehealth Services Available to Statewide Adult Day Health Care Program Services (March 28th)

DFTA updates on transition from grab-and-go meals to delivery to congregate clients (March 21st)

Guidance to Medicaid Transportation Managers and Brokers (March 21st)

Guidance for Facilitated Enrollment Agencies for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (March 21st)

Guidance for Nursing Home Transition & Diversion and TBI Medicaid Waiver Providers (March 20th)

Medicaid Pharmacy Guidance from NYS

Temporary Suspension of Statewide Adult Day Health Care Program Services (March 17th)

Info for PACE Organizations Regarding Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 (March 17th)

Guidance for Home Health Care Agencies and Hospice Providers (March 14th)

Guidance for Nursing Homes (March 11th)

Guidance for Adult Care Facilities (March 11th)

Guidance for Home and Community Health Care Workers

For Organizations that Work on Addiction & Behavioral Health:

COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs

OMH’s COVID-19 Disaster Emergency FAQ (March 23rd)

Guidance for NYS Behavioral Health Programs (March 11th)

Use of Telemental Health for People Affected by the Disaster Emergency

NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports waiver for telepractice (March 9th)

For Organizations That Work With Immigrant or LGBTQ+ Communities:

**Resources for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic from the Mayor’s Office**

Resources for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Survivors

LGBTQ Coronavirus Resources from the NYC Unity Project

FAQs for Assistance Based on Immigration Status

Stream the NYC Immigrant Affairs’ Virtual Town Hall for Workers

Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender New Yorkers Navigating COVID-19 – haga clic aquí para revisar la guía en español

Info on the Public Charge Rule – It Does NOT Apply to COVID-19 Testing or Treatment

Fundraising Resources for Human Services Providers & Individuals:

• **Information about the $11.5 million for Susan Harwood Training Grant Program for nonprofits**

Apply for an Arbor Brothers grant as part of their 2020 portfolio

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and accompanying instructions (May 15th)

Apply to receive brief assistance from volunteer lawyers in applying for loans under the SBA PPP

Apply for the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Learning Collaborative (selected participants will receive $25,000)

NYC Civic Impact Funding

Funding Opportunity Checklist for Social Service Organizations in NYC (May 5th)

Discretionary Funding FAQs from New York City Council (May 5th)

LISC Rapid Relief and Resiliency Fund

United Way of New York City’s (UWNYC) COVID-19 Community Fund

COVID-19 Business for All Grants

COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants from Trinity Church Wall Street

• Understanding Debt Webinar Recording from NFF

• NYCON is offering no-cost consulting services to all New York State 501(c)3 nonprofits to help organizations navigate the various emergency loan options available to them

• Wingo NYC is offering complimentary 30-minute strategy session calls to organizations in our community as they make critical shifts in response to COVID

IRS’s COVID Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Main Street Lending Program

Charities NYS Resources

Association of Fundraising Professionals’s COVID-19 Resource Guide

• Home-based child caregivers & providers can apply for the Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund

Government and Private Aid Available to Nonprofits for COVID-19 Relief (April 1st)

Apply for a LyftUp COVID-19 Community Grant for transportation support

April 9th webinar, A Dialogue with Foundation Leaders about Philanthropy’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-10 Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

Hebrew Free Loan Society COVID-19 Impact Loan for Individuals

Expensify $50 SNAP reimbursements for individuals

Brooklyn COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Northern Manhattan Emergency Recovery Fund

Open Road Alliance – Grants and Loans to Nonprofits

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Application

Nonprofit Finance Fund No-Interest Loan Application

Empire State Development Resource Guide to COVID-19 SBA Disaster Loans

NYC Financial Assistance for Businesses & Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

Robin Hood’s COVID-19 Relief Fund

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund for Nonprofits

Applications for Emergency Grants to Support Local Nutrition Programs

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

Philanthropy’s response and open proposals related to COVID-19

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs

Nonprofit New York and the New York Council of Nonprofits are hosted a webinar titled, Federal COVID-19 Bills & New York’s Nonprofits. Click here to view the webinar recording. Click here to review the webinar slides.

National Council of Nonprofits’s resources for understanding the CARES Act

Nonprofit Finance Fund’s blog post, Crisis Funding and Debt: What Organizations Need to Know

Nonprofit Finance Fund’s somewhat cautionary message about the legislation.

Marks Paneth’s Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan resources

7 Ways CARES Act Financially Supports Nonprofits – an article by Sibi Thomas of Marks Paneth.

FMA’s Payroll Protection Program Toolbox

Remember to connect with your bank to see if they are or are not part of the SBA loan program. Look up which banks are offering these loans by clicking here (last updated 4/2).

Other Resources Relevant to Human Services Organizations:

Health Care Provider Note to Excuse Absence from Work (May 21st)

Visiting Parks and Beaches in New York City: Protect Yourself and Others From COVID-19 (May 22nd)

• Apply for the Home Energy Assistance Program

Apply for the Barclays Virtual Pro Bono Initiatives to Get Help Addressing an Organizational Challenge

Virtual Memorial Guide for those Grieving

Tips to Avoid COVID-19 Testing Fraud

• Proactively request an absentee ballot for the June 23rd primary by clicking here

• The Nonprofit Leaders’ COVID-19 Crisis Advisory will provide 45-minute coaching and advisory sessions for nonprofit leaders

Student Loans During COVID-19: What Borrowers Need To Know

Make an appointment for COVID-19 Antibody Testing in NYC

• Blood donations are needed in NYC! Make an appointment with New York Blood Center to donate your blood by clicking here or call 800-933-2566

Resources for Domestic and Gender-Based Violence Survivors

Student Loan Debt Tips During COVID-19

Funeral Planning During COVID-19 (May 14th)

Get Tested for COVID-19 in Your Community

Get a free face covering from NYC

Information on how community members can request that a debt collector stops contacting them about an existing debt during the State of Emergency covering NYC

NYC Food Supply Match Outreach

City’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity Survey

An Intergenerational Guide to Helping Your Friends and Family During COVID-19

An Intergenerational Guide to Helping Your Community During COVID-19

Contact Tracing Job Opportunities

Local District Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Contacts

NYC Cooling Assistance Benefit Eligibility Criteria

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

Salvation Army USA Launches Nationwide Emotional & Spiritual Care Support Line (April 10th)

Coping With COVID 19: Taking Care of Your Emotional Health

IRS’s Guidance for the Business Use of Your Home

Program Information Profile for the CARES Child Care Scholarship

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

Apply for assistance with finding transportation, warehousing, material handling equipment, and logistics expertise

Accessible Virtual Meetings Guide

Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Stores Offering Shopping Hours to High Risk Populations

COVID-19 Connect from DOHMH – this page provides community organizations an opportunity to ask questions about resources and express your concerns to DOHMH

ThinkHR’s Essential Resources for Employers

Grief Support Among Colleagues (April 9th)

Support Center Office Hours – if you or any nonprofits that you know of could use help navigating COVID-19 issues, sign up for an office hour slot

COVID-19 Pro Bono Network – sign up to volunteer or seek the help of a pro bono attorney

• LinkedIn is offering free job posts for eligible organizations providing healthcare and certain essential services

How Nonprofits Can Leverage Skilled Volunteers in Times of Crisis

NYC is also rolling out, and expanding, its NYC Food Delivery Assistance Portal for qualifying households to receive meal delivery, at this time requests can be submitted every 48 hours. Learn more.

• SNAP continues to be an important resource helping New Yorkers afford food. If you or your clients need assistance applying for SNAP or other benefits, please email [email protected].

Find virtual healthcare appointments for children age 0-21

Free Anti-Eviction Legal Services

Find a Meal Hub to Access Three Free Meals-a-Day for Any New Yorker

A Decision Framework for Nonprofit Leaders & Boards

Tips for a Successful Virtual Gala Experience

Sign up for DOHMH’s digest of resources

See impacts of COVID-19 by zip code

Information on the Assurance Wireless Program

NYC Food Delivery Assistance

City Agency Suspensions and Reductions

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know (March 20th)

Information on the Census 2020 Extension

How to Get Tested for COVID-19 If You Qualify

FAQs for Executives Wondering About Taking Your Staff Members’ Temperature, etc. (March 19th)

Safety Guidance for Organizations & Volunteers

Memo from the Red Cross on the Need for Blood Donations (March 19th)

Find an Open Food Bank Near You

Resources for anxiety and your mental health throughout COVID-19

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks