2013-04-05 / Community

NYC Grants For Sandy Non-Profits

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City has announced it is making additional resources available to support New York City’s nonprofit organizations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

With support from the Mayor’s Fund, non-profits impacted by the storm are now eligible to apply for grants, in addition to loans, through the NYC Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program which launched in November. The program will utilize some of the $10 million committed by the Mayor’s Fund for grants up to $333,000 to eligible non-profit organizations serving New York City residents.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, our partners in the nonprofit community sprang to action to help our most affected communities, going above and beyond to help their fellow New Yorkers,” said Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs. She added that the additional funding for grants and loans “can address the many financial needs of non-profit organizations, allowing them to serve their communities while continuing to innovate and adapt even during the most challenging times.”

Said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, “Through this grant program we hope to provide much needed relief to organizations impacted by Hurricane Sandy, helping them to restore their facilities so that they can continue (their work).

”Nonprofit organizations that have suffered structural damages and have applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be considered for grants of up to $333,000. Eligible groups who received losses up to $1 million can receive a grant of one third of the documented costs. Additionally, groups that have tangible losses including lost furnishings, equipment and supplies that are not covered by FEMA or insurance will be considered for grants, not tied to loans, up to $100,000.

To apply, visitwww.fcny.org.

A range of resources for non-profit organizations is available at www.nyc.gov/nonprofit.

The Mayor’s Fund also partnered with Lawyers Alliance of New York to provide pro-bono legal assistance to non-profits throughout the recovery process.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Lawyers Alliance revived its Disaster Relief initiative to represent and provide legal information to New York nonprofits both impacted by the storm and responding to the storm.

It will continue to provide assistance to non-profits and also assist with legal questions relating to the Nonprofit Recovery Loan Program.

For more information go to www.nyc.gov/fund and follow the Fund on Twitter @NYCMayorsFund.

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