In this newsletter:

  • Member Events
  • COVID Resources
  • Capacity Building Opportunities
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Shout Outs
  • Coming Up at NPW
  • Articles of Interest


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Easing of COVID-19 Pandemic Restrictions

On Monday May 3, Governor Cuomo announced a significant easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on the region's businesses, venues and gatherings given significant progress in vaccinations and sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. 

Beginning on Wednesday, May 19, most pandemic-related capacity restrictions will be lifted in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. 

  • As of May 19, capacity restrictions will be lifted in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for: Restaurants, Museums, Theaters, Broadway, Retail, Shops, Gyms and fitness centers, Amusement and family entertainment parks, Hair salons, Barbershops, and Offices.
  • Business Capacity Limits to Be Replaced with Space Available to Maintain Six Feet of Social Distancing on May 19 in New York and New Jersey
  • Outdoor Social Gathering Limit Increases to 500 on May 10 in New York; Indoor Social Gathering Limit Increases to 250 on May 19 in New York
  • Outdoor Residential Gathering Limit is Removed and Indoor Residential Gathering Limit Increases to 50 on May 19 in New York
  • Large-Scale Indoor Venue Capacity Increases to 30% and Large-Scale Outdoor Venue Capacity Increases to 33% on May 19, Proof of Vaccination or Recent Negative Test Still Required in New York
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Liability for COVID-19 Infections & Insurance Considerations for Re-Opening
In consideration of back-to-normal re-opening activities, there are two common questions: 1) is there liability if someone contracts COVID; and, 2) if there is liability, is there insurance coverage?

Learn more from Levitt-Fuirst Insurance here.



Westchester County Office of Economic Development - Launch1000 Seeking Applicants for May Cohort
Launch1000 is an online, self-paced program teaching you to evaluate your idea, test it with potential customers, and see if it seems likely to succeed. Your results will depend on your own motivation and your own hard work. 
Applications are currently being accepted and the next Launchers will be formed in mid-May. Click here to learn more and apply. 

Hudson Valley Credit Union Women in Business Conference - Speaking Opportunities
The Hudson Valley Credit Union is planning their 4th Annual Women in Business Conference, which will be virtual this year during 5 sessions in October. The event will bring together dynamic speakers on individual topics or as panel discussions for both female entrepreneurs and business leaders. Please see this brief RFP if you have an interest in being part of the conference. 



New Fund to Empower Youth & Invest in BIPOC Communities 
The Foot Locker Foundation, the charitable arm of the shoe company, is working together with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation to launch a $3 million program that will fund nonprofit serving youth in communities of color in New York City and other cities. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation will issue a request for proposals on May 1.

Mother Cabrini: Applications Open for Statewide Grants Program

With so many across New York State impacted by the social determinants of health and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to improve the health and well-being of those in need are more urgent than ever. Mother Cabrini's online grants portal is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry for eligible applicants through June 4.

NYSHealth Funding Opportunity Now Open: “Advancing Healthy Food, Healthy Lives”
The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support policies and programs that connect New Yorkers with the food they need to thrive. Awards of up to $300,000 will be granted to organizations for New York-targeted projects. Applicants must first complete an online inquiry form, with a deadline of June 9, 2021. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, with a deadline of August 25, 2021. Read details on the RFP and apply.

The Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP) is now accepting applications for funding made available under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 and the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance (SAHA), to support the services of local emergency food and shelter providers. To obtain more information and/or to apply, please go to the EFSP website ( The application deadline is Friday, April 30, 2021. Please contact or with any questions.

The United Way of Westchester and Putnam is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits of up to $5,000 to nonprofits to directly help the underprivileged or ALICE populations, those who are employed but are living paycheck-to-paycheck, who are displaced or actively impacted COVID-19. COVID-19 Recovery Grant Opportunity.

Empire Pandemic Response Reimbursement Fund is available to support Essential Workers and First Responders. The program is designed to reimburse out-of-pocket childcare, transportation, lodging and other qualifying expenses that enabled workers to perform their duties. Apply online here




In recognition of her achievements in keeping the flow of information to the community consistent, timely and highly curated during the height of the pandemic and beyond, for streamlining agency operations, for her technical wizardry and support of members and all stakeholders, and for expertly coordinating NPW’s Emerging Leaders Program, Suzanne Gardos has been promoted to NPW Director of Operations.

Congratulations Suzanne!







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