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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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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 physical improvements to enhance security at NYCHA buildings – as…

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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 mission, and we knew that if we closed, there would…

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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, had remained virus-free even though she stopped taking HIV medications…

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