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New York State Homes and Community Renewal Offers $140M for Affordable Housing Projects

August 20, 2014
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Offers $140M for Affordable Housing Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $190 million for both building and preserving affordable housing, available by application to eligible organizations with shovel-ready projects. “Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to live, and this funding will help get more New Yorkers into a place to call home,” Governor Cuomo said. “These funds will not only…

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De Blasio Administration, City Council Expand Citywide Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, Launch Gun Violence Crisis Management System

August 13, 2014
De Blasio Administration, City Council Expand Citywide Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, Launch Gun Violence Crisis Management System

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced the expansion of the City’s efforts to reduce gun violence, through the creation of the “Gun Violence Crisis Management System,” a citywide initiative to reduce gun violence, from five to…

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A $6B State Surplus? How About a COLA?

August 5, 2014
A $6B State Surplus? How About a COLA?

New York State will finish the current fiscal year with a $6.2 billion budget surplus, the result of several “sizeable” cash settlements with major financial firms in the first four months of the year, according to the State’s Division of Budget. Governor Andrew Cuomo is…

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New York State fulfills Governor’s promise to reform the State grant contracting process

July 29, 2014
New York State fulfills Governor’s promise to reform the State grant contracting process

New York State has made a series of minor modifications to its system for purchasing services that it believes will be beneficial to nonprofit provider agencies. Budget Bulletin H-1032 Revised, which went into effect on July 16th, now provides that grants valued at $10,000 or…

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HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

July 23, 2014
HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective…

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The Summer Surge: Mayor Sends in Services to Keep City Safe

July 16, 2014
The Summer Surge: Mayor Sends in Services to Keep City Safe

Last week, the de Blasio administration announced a $210.5 million comprehensive, citywide plan to make the City’s neighborhoods safer and reduce violent crime in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments. While the bulk of the overall investment consists of funding for repairs, maintenance and…

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The Nonprofit Stabilization Fund is Important for Community Based Services

July 14, 2014

Those of us who have worked in small community-based organizations (CBO) can tell you many stories about praying we could pay the rent that month, endlessly asking staff to do just a bit more, and even cleaning the toilets ourselves. Nonetheless, we believed in the…

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Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

July 11, 2014
Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed federal officials have announced. The girl, now nearly 4 years old,…

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City Budget Provides $1.2M to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Become Business Owners

July 10, 2014
City Budget Provides $1.2M to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Become Business Owners

New York City’s recently enacted budget includes a first of its kind citywide investment in establishing a worker-cooperative friendly business environment. The final city budget for FY 2015 provides $1.2 million for a new Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative that will fund the efforts of…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration

July 9, 2014
Governor Cuomo Announces Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the formation of a New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration with a mandate to address obstacles formerly incarcerated people face upon re-entering society. Originally proposed in the Governor’s the 2014 State of the State address, the…

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What About Us? Nonprofits Look to City for COLAs

July 8, 2014
What About Us? Nonprofits Look to City for COLAs

First there were the teachers with a collective bargaining agreement announced in May featuring two retroactive 4% adjustments to make up for lost ground in FY2009 and 2010 plus a new series of increases including three 1% increases effective in May of 2013, 2014 and…

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