In this newsletter:

  • Upcoming NPW Events
  • Affordable Housing White Paper
  • Hurricane Ida Resources
  • Member Resources and Events
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Article of Interest -The Importance of Childcare in Reopening the Economy
  • Job Opportunities
  • Keep Westchester Thriving Awards

Upcoming NPW Events 



Affordable Housing


The Welcome Home Westchester Campaign Releases First White Paper: The Economic Benefits of Building the Housing We Need

The Welcome Home Westchester campaign of  Building and Realty Institute and allied organizations released the campaign’s first white paperThe Economic Benefits of Building the Housing We Need. The white paper reviews data from national economic models, academic research, and local studies to describe in detail how building housing in communities sufficient to meet their needs brings with it short-term jobs, long-term jobs, an increase in revenue for local businesses, and a boost to property tax revenue. Far from an albatross, the paper concludes that housing is one of the most economy-boosting investments a city, town, or village can make.

COVID Resources


NYSDOH Vaccination Guidance Update: Booster Dose of Pfizer mRNA Vaccine for Eligible Individuals 9/25/21

  • The U.S. FDA amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series of Pfizer in certain individuals. Booster Dose Eligibility

Hurricane Ida Resources


Full Hurricane Ida Recovery Update from FEMA here

Storm Recovery Centers

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

Additional Resources:

SBA Opens Business Recovery Center in Westchester - Loans Available to Businesses, Nonprofit Organizations, Homeowners, Renters 

The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center (BRC) at the New York Power Authority building in White Plains, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY to provide one-on-one assistance to businesses, homeowners, renters and private nonprofit organizations in Westchester  to apply for physical disaster loans and for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the SBA.

For more information and to apply click HEREThe filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 4, 2021.

Hurricane Ida Assistance for Undocumented New Yorkers

NY State will provide $27 million in relief for undocumented New Yorkers who were impacted by Hurricane Ida and who are not eligible for assistance from FEMA. Neighbors Link is one of the community organizations administering the program. Impacted families in Westchester and Rockland counties can call Neighbors Link at (914) 666-3410 for assistance. More details are available here.

Neighbors Link Executive Director, and NPW Board Member, Carola Otero Bracco said, 

"It is critically important that people in storm-impacted areas get the assistance they need regardless of immigration status, housing situation or ability to pay for insurance. Many undocumented residents have served as essential workers and play a critical role in our economy, but have often been excluded from most forms of government relief. Neighbors Link is grateful to Governor Hochul for looking out for those who do not qualify for other financial relief and looks forward to administering the storm relief plan."

In coordination with FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Legal Assistance Program, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley can provide legal services to disaster survivors on issues including: denial of FEMA claims, disputes with insurance companies, landlord/tenant issues, lost documents, utility fees/restoration of services, illegal basement apartments, and others. For assistance, please call LSHV’s Intake Line at 1-877-574-8529.

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

Furniture Sharehouse

Furniture Sharehouse is accepting furniture donations for distribution to local families impacted by Hurricane Ida. Please go to and carefully review their guidelines to see what they can/can't accept.  


Member Resources


Westchester Children's Association Child & Youth Homelessness Dashboard

WCA has launched their Westchester County Child and Youth Homelessness Dashboard (WCCYHD) to bring to light key data on the scope and scale of children and youth across Westchester who are experiencing homelessness. Data about the age and race of public school students experiencing homelessness in each district used to be siloed or inaccessible. Take a look at all the WCCYHD Dashboard has to offer through our blog or watch an intro video.

Member Events


Oct. 7: The STEM Alliance - Webinar on Digital Equity

Oct. 13: Meet the Funders Panel Discussion

Oct. 19: Westchester Children's Association Youth Justice Expert Panel

Oct. 27: A Virtual Conversation with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro

United Way and American Christmas: Nominate a Westchester Families for Christmas Tree Giveaway

United Way of Westchester and Putnam and American Christmas are teaming up to give artificial Christmas trees, complete with lights and ornaments provided by American Christmas, to 15 families nominated by nonprofits and selected by United Way. United Way is looking for non-profit organizations to nominate families who have struggled this year and for whom the receipt of a tree would make this Christmas exceptionally festive. Nominations are due by October 8. Submit nominations here. Press release and more info.

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Funding Opportunities


Field Hall Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Winter 2021/22 grant cycle for programs that improve the lives of older adults & their caregivers. The deadline for submitting an LOI is Today, October 4th; grants will be awarded at the end of January 2022. For more information and to submit a Letter of Inquiry,

Signarama Hartsdale is giving away $20,000 in free signage and print production support to local Westchester nonprofits. Deadline to apply now extended: Oct. 15.

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, 2022. Read details here

Article of Interest


Job Opportunities & Information


FEMA Hiring for Local Jobs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hiring for immediate local positions in Mamaroneck and Yonkers to support its response to Hurricane Ida. Interested applicants can apply here

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.

Keep Westchester Thriving Awards



2. SUBMIT your NOMINATIONS for the Individual and Organization Changemaker Awards

Individual Changemaker: Describe how the nominee for Individual Changemaker, as a nonprofit professional, has demonstrated innovation and creativity to advance the mission of a particular organization. 

Organization Changemaker: Describe how the nominee/s for Organization Changemaker has positively impacted the community through innovation and creativity. 

Nomination FormNomination guidelines 

3. HIGHLIGHT your ORGANIZATION: Be featured in our Celebration Video

We invite ALL NPW members to highlight their organization's impact and be a part of our Celebration Video. Simply email us the following 3 pieces of information about the amazing work of your organization over the past year: 


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