NYS launched this web application to help New Yorkers find state services and benefits. Developed in partnership with Google.org, to assist New Yorkers in locating appropriate services: with the recent and unprecedented demand for social services, this application provides an easy-to-use starting point for first-time program users.
The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is no longer taking applications as of January 2023. It still serves those who are using the program since the COVID pandemic to file paperwork as needed reporting.
This website is a compilation of benefits information and tools for NYS residents: from food and nutrition programs, unemployment, EBT, assistance with filing your taxes, obtaining health insurance through the NYS marketplace, etc. details and "check my benefits" tools may be found here.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that schools may continue providing free meals to all students for the entire 2021-2022 school year. This extension means that every SSCSD student may receive one free breakfast and lunch daily. Free weekend meals are also available for pick-up.
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses including paycheck protection, EIDL (economic injury disaster loans) debt relief and bridge loans.