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FOR ARTISTS (ALL DISCIPLINES):
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If you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, dial 211 to speak to someone at the United Way who can help.
211.org also has a comprehensive list of available resources for the following needs:
Health insurance & medical expenses
Home Internet access
Unemployment benefits
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Mortgage, rent, and utilities payment assistance
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Food Stamps
Food Assistance
Relief for "gig economy" workers and contractors
Mental health and crisis
COVID-19 Freelance Artists Resources - an aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
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Creative Capital Arts Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak - an aggregated list of financial resources for artists working in all disciplines.
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New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Emergency Grants - for artists in multiple disciplines and geographic regions.
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Due to COVID-19, there is a shortage of blood and blood donations are desperately needed. New York State is working with blood banks to ensure safe social distancing protocols are being followed. Learn how and where you can donate/ Por COVID-19, hay escasez de sangre y donaciones de sangre son urgentemente necesitados. El Estado de Nueva York está trabajando con bancos de sangre para asegurar que los protocolos de distanciamiento social sean seguidos. Aprenda cómo y dónde puede donar al / 由于新冠病毒导致血液短缺,我们迫切需要大家献血。 纽约州正在与血库合作,以确保在献血时遵守安全的社会隔离规则。 想了解如何以及在何处可以捐血,请到
Dramatists Guild Foundation Emergency Grants - DGF provides emergency financial assistance to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and book writers in dire need of funds due to severe hardship or unexpected illness. DGF will be processing Emergency Grants based on severity of need, especially as it relates to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Resources for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic/ Recursos para las Comunidades Inmigrantes Durante la Pandemia de COVID-19/新冠病毒大流行期间为移民社区提供的资源 CERF+ COVID-19 Response Fund - A fund to support artists working in the craft disciplines.
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Public charge rule/ Regla de carga pública/公共负担规则
Use of health services related to COVID-19 will NOT be considered under the Public Charge rule and will NOT impact your ability to apply for a green card or citizenship.
Immigrant New Yorkers who are concerned about "public charge" can get help making the best decisions for themselves and their families.
Learn whether the "public charge" rule could have an impact on you or your family before withdrawing from benefits you are lawfully entitled to.
Get answers to questions about how certain public benefits may affect your immigration status. Call the ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365 and say "public charge" from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, to get answers to your questions, plus:
Connections to immigration legal help and referrals to other legal and non-legal services.
The hotline is free and anonymous.
Help is available in over 200 languages.
For More information: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/immigrants/help/legal-services/public-charge.page
Artist Relief Tree - A crowdfunding campaign that allows artists to request funds (NOTE: the campaign already has more applications for funding than it can accommodate at this time)
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Temporary opportunities available/ Ofertas de trabajos temporales disponibles/ 临时工作机会: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/careers/find-a-job.pageAmericans for the Arts Coronavirus Resource & Response Center - Includes a list of funding/grants resources.
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Seasonal Jobs at NYCHA: NYCHA is currently hiring temporary workers to assist with maintenance at our properties throughout the city. The job will last as needed throughout the spring season at a rate of $15/hour. For more info and to apply, your constituents who are NYCHA residents can contact their local NYCHA Property Management Office *Emergency Grant Program (Musicians Foundation) - Eligible applicants receive up to $200.
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Department of Education
DOE is lending internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning for students. You can request one at https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoronavirus.schools.nyc%2FRemoteLearningDevices&data=02%7C01%7CKSun2%40schools.nyc.gov%7C458b314d5aee4e22809408d7e0e46b99%7C18492cb7ef45456185710c42e5f7ac07%7C0%7C0%7C637225143984088263&sdata=ouKfH346OA%2FQEC0SPu4Ll27ePp%2BYg4dTvZY4PhHeRic%3D&reserved=0
The Actors Fund Emergency Financial Assistance - Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months.
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Get Food NYC (webpage in English only)Rauschenberg Emergency Grants Program - A new emergency grant program that will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for medical emergencies.
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Offered by the Department of EducationAmerican Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) Relief Fund - Provides support and temporary financial assistance to members who are in need.
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ACCESS HRAEqual Sound Corona Relief Fund for Musicians - Relief for musicians who have lost income due to a cancelled gig as a result of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak.
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Safe Horizon (English and Español)Foundation for Contemporary Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund Application - A temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.
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Get Food NYC (webpage in English only)MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund - Relief for lost income due to the cancellation of scheduled gigs or performances due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 precautionary measures.
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Information on NYCHopeSweet Relief COVID-19 Fund - Limited number of funds for musicians and music industry workers affected by the Coronavirus.
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Passim Emergency Artist Relief (PEAR) Fund - Grants for artists that have performed a show for Passim or taught at the School of Music in the last 10 years.
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EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR INDIVIDUALS
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Canary – Canary distributes emergency cash grants (which do not need to be repaid) to individuals in moments of financial hardship. Canary is deploying their solution with employers, in order to manage emergency grant funds provided by employers for employees. The platform could be a useful part of a COVID-19 response, helping other organizations to manage existing cash grants that they would like to make to individuals. Please reach out to Kimberly Gartner at kimberly@workwithcanary.com if you’d like to discuss how Canary can help you distribute emergency cash to your community members.
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ONE22 COVID-19 Financial Relief Awards (Teton, WY) - Need-based awards for anyone who lives or works in Teton County, WY, and has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Neighbor-to-Neighbor Grants (Berkshire Taconic area, NY) - Small grants (generally around $500) to help those with overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs and transportation problems.
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It Takes a Village Emergency Funds (Parenting Journey) - Stipend to ease financial burdens for Parenting Journey families.
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Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
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DoorDash COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program - Financial assistance for eligible Dashers that are diagnosed with COVID-19 and have been active on the DoorDash platform for at least 60 days and have completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days.
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Propel – Propel has partnered with GiveDirectly to help FreshEBT users access cash. They are giving households $1,000. More information can be found here.
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The Acceleration Project – TAP is offering the following free services to the small business community. Email support@theaccelerationproject.org to register for these free services (available on a first come, first-served basis Loan Application Assistance (up to 4 hours of support) – TAP consultants will help small businesses review loan options and apply for emergency working capital through the Small Business Administration (SBA) or other eligible programs.
Cash Flow Crisis Management (up to 4 hours of support) – TAP’s financial experts will analyze current business financials, help minimize cash-outflow and plan for an uncertain environment.):
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