The Shared Work Program helps you avoid some of the problems caused by a layoff. If you keep your employees during a temporary slowdown, you can gear up quickly when business conditions improve. You do not have the expense of recruiting, hiring, and training new employees. Also, you spare your employees the hardships of full unemployment.

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Funding Opportunities

Stewart’s Shops is supporting local nonprofits in many areas such as The Arts, Education, Recreation, Health, Civic, and Social. At this time, Stewarts is encouraging nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 to reach out for additional help for sustainability. Grants will be given on a case by case scenario as they come in. There is no deadline for submission and the $5,000 limit has been waived for this process. Click here for more information.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grants for Arts Projects 2, FY2021 is the National Endowment for the Arts’ principal grants program. Through project-based funding, they support public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life. Cost share/matching grants generally will range from $10,000 to $100,000. Applications are due July 9 via Click here for more information.

IMLS CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries will support the role of museums and libraries in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of the nation’s response to the pandemic through the CARES Act, IMLS is funding direct grants to respond quickly, efficiently, and with significant impact to the national emergency. We welcome projects that will create opportunities for museums and libraries to support positive socio-economic change now and in a future reopened environment. This can be through preserving jobs, staff training and development, addressing the digital divide, planning for reopening, and providing technical support and capacity building for digital inclusion and engagement, prioritizing our highest-need communities. Awards of $25,000 – $500,000 will be made for two year periods. The grant is due June 12, 2020. Click here for more information.

Big Lots Foundation supports programs or organizations in the areas of healthcare, housing, hunger, and education, especially those serving women and children. They give throughout the United States where they operate stores, distribution centers, and our corporate office. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only. The most recent funding cycle is due by July 1. Click here for more information.

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The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is launching the CFOS COVID-19 Response Fund to address immediate and longer-term needs of residents in Orange and Sullivan counties.

This fund will issue grants to established nonprofit organizations that provide front-line services to our most vulnerable populations – food for our neediest families and essentials, such as prescription drug deliveries to homebound senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems. The impacts of the novel coronavirus are uncertain and continue to mount.  The COVID-19 Response Fund will be a funding resource for those in need.

Through consultation with our community partners, we are gathering information about how to effectively provide immediate support, with the understanding that the impacts may be long-lasting and recovery for many will be a difficult process.

We are grateful for our initial funding partners including the Kaplan Family Private Foundations, Rowley Family Foundation, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Frommer & Spagnoli Families, Barbara Martinsons, RJ Smith & Family and Dominic & Amy Cordisco for committing quickly and contributing generously so that we can respond without delay. For those that are able, we hope that you, too, will donate today to help our neighbors in need. 100% of your donation will stay here in Orange and Sullivan counties.

Thank you for your spirit of generosity and commitment to help others in this time of heightened need and uncertainty. We are honored to provide our generous community members with a way to help their neighbors through this health crisis.

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