Last Updated on September 14, 2022 by Danielle McDonald
Assistance for Individuals
Following an emergency, the City will provide information about resources available for you. Keep checking back for more information.
- Visit NYC.gov/coronavirus, then call 311 (212-639-97675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115). Or, go to 311 online. For updates and information, you can text “COVID” to 692-692, or, for updates in Spanish, text “COVIDESP” to 692-692.
Assistance for Organizations
Following an emergency, the City will provide information about resources. Keep checking back for more information.
Are you interested in more Free Money Grants and Government Grants for Individuals?
COVID-19 Resources for Organizations
- For more information and the latest news from New York City, visit NYC.gov/coronavirus.
- For updates and details from New York State, check https://forward.ny.gov/.
- You can find information and resources for businesses and business owners to reopen safely, protect staff and customers, manage their business, and obtain financial assistance during a COVID-19 emergency at NYC Business online, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), or NYC 311 online.
Did you check out our article about NEIGHBOR-TO-NEIGHBOR (N2N)?
Assistance for Nonprofit Organizations
Safety Guidance to Give to Your Volunteers
Volunteer safety and health are a top priority. All volunteers and all organizations that accept volunteers must adhere to current public health guidelines. You can find the latest information about COVID-19 at NYC.gov/coronavirus.
If you have any of these conditions, please stay at home and don’t sign up for volunteer work:
- You are feeling sick or have recently been tested positive for COVID-19, even if you have been vaccinated against the virus.
- Due to recent COVID-19 exposure, you need to quarantine.
Please consider wearing a face mask and practicing physical distancing at all times when volunteering particularly if you’re not currently vaccinated against COVID-19, are 65 years old or older, or have an underlying condition that could increase your risk of contracting severe COVID-19 disease. Also, to further reduce your exposure to COVID-19, volunteer in well-ventilated, non-crowded areas, or ideally outdoors. The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene’s COVID-19 Prevention and Care has a complete list of conditions that can increase your risk of severe COVID-19 exposure. Please visit their website.
Do not volunteer to help outside of your home if you are feeling sick or have recently been tested positive for COVID-19, even if you have been vaccinated.
If you have not been vaccinated against the virus, you should cover your face and keep at least 6 feet of distance from other volunteers. If you have been vaccinated against the virus, you must follow all rules regarding physical distancing and face coverings. Even though it is not mandatory, New Yorkers should cover their faces indoors.
Furthermore, hand hygiene should be practiced regularly. This includes washing your hands with soap and water, and applying hand sanitizer when soap and/or water are unavailable. Even if you are vaccinated, hand hygiene is a good public health practice.
Remember to have a look at our article about COVID-19 Resources | The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.
Human Services Resources
Nonprofit human services organizations provide important services to New York City’s residents, including those most in the city’s most vulnerable communities. It is crucial that they work with the City of New York, particularly during these difficult times of COVID-19. The City of New York’s online resource for nonprofit organizations offers guidance and answers to your questions regarding nonprofit operations, programming, and business continuity during these crucial days.
Emergency Response Training & Tools
- Upcoming Events & Training
- Keep checking back for more updates.
- Online Training Courses
- Managing Volunteers during Times of Crisis presented by New York Cares
- Resources and tools from NYC Emergency Management
- Resources and tools from NYC Volunteer Organizations Active In Disaster (VOAD) online
Funding Opportunities – the City of New York’s Resource for Nonprofit Organizations
Go to NYC.gov/nonprofits for information about funding opportunities in New York City.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Funding
FEMA assists state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as certain private non-profit organizations in responding and recovering from major disasters and emergencies. Find out more here.