Upcoming This Week at NPW 


Join Us Tonight! September 13: Public Forum - American Rescue Plan Act Funds6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Mount Kisco Library - 100 Main St. Mt Kisco 

Westchester County Executive George Latimer invites you to share your thoughts on allocating $188 Million in COVID-19 relief funds the County received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Read: NPW's ARPA Recommendations for Westchester County Government

NPW Members: Please remember to announce that you are a proud member of NPW and support our recommendations. Collective advocacy works!

September 14Avoiding a Crash at the Intersection of Federal, State, and Local Laws Requiring Time Off from Work, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, Virtual

September 17: Nonprofit Forum with Congressman Jamaal Bowman, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Hybrid


Hurricane Ida


Virtual Town Hall on FEMA and Local Resources: September 14th at 6 PM

Congressman Jamal Bowman invites you to join him and the representatives below to discuss local resources, individual assistance, and public assistance:

  • Dennis Delborgo - Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for Westchester County, New York
  • Yokarina Duarte - Director for Intergovernmental Relations, NYC Office of Emergency Management
  • Stephanie Dunn Ashley - American Red Cross Metro New York North

Click the link below or call the number listed and provide the Webinar ID and passcode when prompted.

https://bit.ly/NY16IdaResources, Dial-in Number: +1 646 558 8656

Webinar ID: 815 7819 4897, Passcode: 764378

FEMA InformationFEMA has two disaster recovery centers in Westchester open 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM daily, until further notice:

People may also register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov, or by phone by calling (800) 621-3362. Individuals who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY should call (800) 462-7585 directly. These toll-free telephone numbers are operated from 7 AM to 11 PM seven days a week with multilingual operators.


Westchester’s Affordable Housing Crisis


Hurricane Ida has severely impacted the numerous Westchester communities and has once again made evident the urgent need to address the affordable housing crisis in Westchester.

In Mamaroneck alone:

  • 150 families are without homes
  • 54 buildings are condemned
  • 100s of cars are destroyed
  • Displaced families are in jeopardy of losing their jobs
    Thank you to NPW Member CURE for this data

WATCH this video to better understand the need to address affordable housing through Hurricane Ida recovery and long-term planning. 

Get Involved:

Stay tuned for an announcement on NPW’s Affordable Housing Educational Series

Funding Opportunities


United Way Offers Grants to Support Flooding Recovery Efforts

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that it is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits in Westchester County as part of its crisis response to the recent flooding. The proposal submission deadline is 4 PM on Oct. 1. 

Read details HERE.


NYSHealth Launches 2022 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals

The New York State Health 2022 Special Projects Fund Request for Proposals (RFP) is available. There are two funding cycles for the 2022 Special Projects Fund. Deadlines for the online inquiry form are October 7, 2021 and March 2, 2022Read details HERE


The New York Health and Essential Rights Act (New York Hero Act) requires every employer to adopt an airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan to protect workplace and public health and safety.

Last week  Governor Hochul formally designated COVID-19 to be an airborne infectious disease which requires all employers to implement workplace safety plans in the event of an airborne infectious disease, helping to prevent workplace infections.

The New York State Department of Labor published standard model plans which includes a generic model prevention and industry-specific plans.  Go to HERE to find these templates, timelines, and more information to comply. 

NPW Job Board


NPW's Nonprofit Job Board is thriving with over 3,000 page views per month and 100 current active job posts! It has become a valued resource for nonprofit job seekers and employers in Westchester County. NPW Members: 100% free to post; plus only $25 to feature your position at the top of our board and also have it published to the Google Jobs Network.


Our Community: Your Impact!


On December 8th at 6:00 PM, NPW will celebrate Westchester's Nonprofit Organizations and Workforce: Our Community: Your Impact - A Celebration of Westchester's Nonprofit Organizations and Workforce

NPW Members: Part of this celebration will include a video. We invite you to be a part of this by submitting the following NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH:

  • One quote from a staff member, One data point, One picture

One submission per organization will be accepted. Please see the example HERE and send your submissions to sgardos@npwestchester.org


Member Events & Resources


September is Hunger Action Month, and Feeding Westchester encourages everyone to take action to end hunger. Through Feeding America’s nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness of hunger across the US, the goal is to inspire Westchester residents to learn about hunger in their communities and join the mission to nourish our neighbors in the fight against hunger. Download and review these assets to be a voice for change and create awareness for hunger relief right here in Westchester County!


The Westchester Library System is working on several digital equity projects to help individuals and families in our Westchester community who have need for technology to access and participate in lifelong learning, employment opportunities, health information and other essential services. Learn More.

Join the Mental Health Association of Westchester for an evening with Melissa Bernstein, founder of toy company Melissa and Doug. After seeking help at the age of 50 for depression and anxiety, Melissa developed a set of powerful practices to support meaning. Today, she shares these practices, resources and tools through LifeLines, an online ecosystem she and Doug underwrite to facilitate individuals creating their own lifelines. Learn More.


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