In this Newsletter:

  • NPW January and February Events
  • Economic Recovery Resources
  • Mask Mandate and Vaccine Requirements
  • Member Spotlight: Youth Shelter Program of Westchester
  • Article of Interest: Westchester’s Invisible Homeless
  • Emerging Leaders Program - Applications Due TODAY
  • NPW Member Events
  • NPW Job Board


  • Jan. 13: Take It to the Streets - Lobbying and Political Activities for Nonprofits, Virtual. Register
  • Jan. 26: 10 Myths About Affordable Housing in Westchester, Virtual. Register. 
  • Feb. 10: Make Your Nonprofit Audit Proof, Virtual. Register
  • Feb. 16: Strategy Jumpstart – Virtual. Register



COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

This federal small business loan program supports small businesses’ recovery from the COVID-19 disaster’s economic impacts by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital. 

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications will be accepted until December 31, 2021. Applications will continue to be processed after the deadline, including reconsiderations, however new applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Targeted EIDL Advance applications will be accepted until December 31, 2021. We will continue processing applications after the deadline, including reconsiderations. We cannot accept new applications after the deadline.

FEMA Disaster Assistance Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 4

Homeowners and renters with uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from Hurricane Ida now have until Tuesday, Jan. 4, to apply for FEMA disaster assistance. To apply for FEMA assistance, visit, use the FEMA mobile app or call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. If you use video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service. Helpline operators are available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Press 2 for Spanish. Press 3 for an interpreter who speaks your language.

U.S. Small Business Administration Loan Deadline Jan. 4

Jan. 4 is also the deadline to apply for a disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Homeowners, renters and businesses that were affected by Hurricane Ida may apply for disaster loans using SBA’s secure website: For more information, applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339. For the latest on New York’s Hurricane Ida recovery efforts, visit




Following the implementation of new mask guidelines by Governor Hochul on December 13, New York State has released additional information and resources for businesses and venues. Posters for businesses or venues to use in their window or door informing patrons and visitors of the requirements can be found at the links below. These are designed to support local employees when they have to ask customers, patrons or visitors to follow the requirements. the NYS Department of Health has updated the related FAQsMask Mandate PosterProof of Vaccination Poster

Testing and Vaccines in Westchester

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Last week, Congressman Jamaal Bowman invited some of the young men from the Youth Shelter Program of Westchester (YSOW) to visit his office in DC. This trip gave them the opportunity to ask him questions directly, learn how Congress works, and inform the Congressman what resources their communities need.

YSOW serves 150 young men, ages 18 to 24, a year. The YSOW provides young men awaiting disposition or sentencing with a home and supports to get back on their feet. Over 80% of their young men are not arrested again.

Their discussion centered on community resources. While many communities have substantial resources, the communities that are not provided with these same resources tend to be the home to many Black and Latino youth. One of these young men asked why he only received resources once he was put into our justice system.

"We must create more programs like the YSOW to ensure that our youth are taken care of and not left to fend for themselves after an arrest. Let’s provide resources to these communities and allow them to build and grow. Congress must govern so that all youth are able to live up to their fullest potential by providing them with the support and resources they need to thrive. It is the government’s responsibility to do more. I hope other members of Congress invite youth to their offices to inspire and support them." - Congressman Bowman


“Children may have a roof over their heads but still be unsafe, maybe in an aunt’s basement or doubled or tripled up in an apartment,” said Allison Lake, executive director of the Westchester Children’s Association. “How do you succeed in school when you don’t know where you may be sleeping next?”

Westchester County Child and Youth Homelessness Dashboard (WCCYHD) 2021



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