In this newsletter:

  • Upcoming NPW Events
  • Advocacy Items Recap
  • Hurricane Ida Resources
  • Member Events
  • Funding Opportunities

Upcoming NPW Events 


Advocacy Action Items

Take Action to Support Mamaroneck’s Long Promised Flood Mitigation Project

The trauma and loss due to Hurricane Ida has impacted many communities and many lives in Westchester from all backgrounds. In Mamaroneck, there is a solution that will mitigate the devastation that continues to negatively affect all residents and businesses and to most severely impact immigrant and low-income communities, and people of color. Read Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s Important Press Release.

Sign On Here

Eliminate the new duplicate Department of State tax filing requirement for 501c3 nonprofits

Governor Hochul has not yet signed S4817A/A1141A, which would repeal the new double tax filing requirement for nonprofits to file their 990s with the Department of State (DOS) in addition to the Charities Bureau of the Attorney General’s Office. For many organizations, this filing will take place on November 15th. We need your support to urge Governor Hochul to sign the bill to prevent this new and costly administrative burden on the sector.

Contact the Governor

Fund Excluded Workers

Thank you so much to showing your support for funding for Essential and Excluded Workers. More funding is needed. Please read more and sign the letter to Governor Hochul. 

Letter to Governor Hochul

Nonprofit Advocacy

New York State’s “lobbying threshold” is $5,000. This means if an organization spends $5,000 in a year doing legislative advocacy, they must register and report as a lobbyist. More space is needed for nonprofits to have a place at the table, by raising the lobbying threshold from $5,000 to $10,000.

Sign On Letter

NPW Launches Affinity Groups


Nov. 17: NPW Affinity Group: People & Process Breakfast - Participants will address challenges inherent in the “back office” functions of running a non-profit organization: Human Resources, Finance, IT and Operations.  

Nov. 19: NPW Affinity Group: Small Nonprofits Breakfast - Participants will address the unique challenges and opportunities facing small nonprofit organizations.


Hurricane Ida Resources

Help Available for SNAP Recipients to Replace Food Lost During Hurricane Ida

Assistance is available to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in Westchester to replace food lost as a result of power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Ida. Additionally, residents of those communities will be able to temporarily use their SNAP benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods. Additionally, residents of those communities will be able to temporarily use their SNAP benefits to purchase hot and prepared foods. Information can be found here

Thursday, October 21 is the deadline to submit Requests for Public Assistance for Hurricane Ida damage.

The First Unitarian Society of Westchester’s building was devastated by flooding from the remnants of hurricane Ida. Their small congregation is seeking a new home and would be interested in exploring a space sharing agreement with another church or nonprofit organization. They are a liberal faith community based in Hastings on Hudson and would like to stay within that general area (Tarrytown to Yonkers, Central Ave, White Plains, etc.). For more information about FUSW, visit If you have any leads, contact Denise Woodin.

Access more Hurricane Ida Resources here


Member Resources


Westchester Child Care Advocacy Hour: Increase access to dependable, affordable, quality child care to reduce stress and create opportunity for your employees


Funding Opportunities


$21 Million in Federal Funding to Strengthen the State's Mental Health Workforce
Eligible Outpatient and Community Support Providers Can Utilize Funding at Their Discretion. Funding Can Be Used for Recruitment and Retention Incentives, Educational Expenses and Career Development and Training. Learn more here.

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 is March 2, 2022. Read details here


Member Events

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