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Governor Cuomo Names HIV/AIDS Task Force

October 17, 2014
Governor Cuomo Names HIV/AIDS Task Force

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has named the members of a Task Force that will work to implement the plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York. The Task Force – whose work will be supplemented by two advisory groups in the near future – will support the effort to reduce the number of new…

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Plans Expansion Of Living Wage For Thousands At Bottom Of The Pay Scale

September 29, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Plans Expansion Of Living Wage For Thousands At Bottom Of The Pay Scale

(Reuters) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the city’s living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase the amount workers are paid under the law, the New York Times reported on Monday. De Blasio will sign an executive order on Tuesday to make the change, which…

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Lawyer’s Alliance Releases Updated “Advising Nonprofits”

September 15, 2014
Lawyer’s Alliance Releases Updated “Advising Nonprofits”

Lawyers Alliance for New York has released the newest edition of its signature publication, Advising Nonprofits. Now in its sixth edition, Lawyers Alliance substantially updated this 526-page publication to reflect changes to the New York Not-for-Profit Corporation Law due to the Nonprofit Revitalization Act, which became effective on July 1, 2014. Advising Nonprofits provides a…

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New York State Forms Nonprofit Coordinating Unit at DOB

September 8, 2014
New York State Forms Nonprofit Coordinating Unit at DOB

In a continuing effort to streamline its working relationship with nonprofit contract provider agencies, New York State has created a new unit within the Division of Budget that will focus on nonprofit-related issues.   And, the new unit will report directly to Fran Barrett, Governor Cuomo’s InterAgency Coordinator for Not-for-Profit Services. “We are excited that this…

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African American Planning Commission Gets $73,333.33K DoVE Grant

August 26, 2014
African American Planning Commission Gets $73,333.33K DoVE Grant

African American Planning Commission has been designated to receive funding in the 36th Council District in FY2015 under the New York City Council’s Domestic Violence and Empowerment (DoVE) Initiative. A total of $73,333.33 has been allocated for this purpose. The grant will help support the organization’s domestic violence Outreach/Education, Information/Referrals and Training services in the…

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African American Planning Commission Wins $12K City Council Discretionary Grant

August 25, 2014
African American Planning Commission Wins $12K City Council Discretionary Grant

African American Planning Commission, a nonprofit organization offering a full range of transitional shelter and social support services to homeless survivors of domestic violence and their dependent children in New York, was recently allocated a $12,000 City Council Discretionary Grant. Following a rigorous application process for FY2015 Discretionary Funding, AAPC’s application was successful. The funds…

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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 14 precincts accounting for 51 percent of shootings across the…

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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 reportedly developing options for how to spend the settlement windfall…

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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 less may be processed using a Purchase Order and “Letter…

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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 even if people skip some doses. The research was discussed…

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