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UJA-Federation of New York declares $23 million in grants, loans amid pandemic

The UJA-Federation of New York (UJA) on Monday introduced greater than $23 million in fast monetary help to assist New Yorkers affected by coronavirus.

The grants and loans are supposed to supply fast reduction to New Yorkers dealing with meals insecurity and to offer monetary reduction to UJA accomplice organizations in order that they will proceed to offer important well being and human companies to their communities.

“This primary spherical of grants is a vital a part of UJA’s broad effort to assist essentially the most susceptible New Yorkers throughout this disaster,” mentioned UJA CEO Eric Goldstein. “We’re deeply grateful to all our nonprofit companions on the entrance strains who work tirelessly—day in and day trip, and in instances of disaster—to maintain our group.”

UJA will set up a $20 million mortgage fund at HFLS to supply zero-interest loans to UJA accomplice businesses which might be beneath monetary stress. This mortgage fund is meant to stabilize at-risk organizations that present important well being and human companies for tens of millions of New Yorkers. A further $1 million mortgage will be certain that HFLS can proceed to offer loans to small companies.

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty Met Council was granted $1.75 million—$1 million of which is able to cowl operations and supplying meals pantries throughout New York, addressing rising considerations about meals insufficiency amongst homebound seniors, youngsters who aren’t receiving city-funded scorching meals and the unemployed. The remaining $750,000 will present emergency Passover meals to greater than 180,000 members of New York’s Jewish group in want.

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Passover begins at sunset on April eight and ends at dusk on April 16.

“Met Council is on the entrance strains with UJA-Federation coping with an unprecedented disaster unfolding in our metropolis,” mentioned the group’s CEO, David Greenfield. “After well being care, the No. 1 concern that we should always have is feeding struggling, homebound and aged New Yorkers. The emergency food-pantry system is strained in a approach that we’ve by no means seen earlier than. This emergency funding from UJA will enable us to serve a whole bunch of hundreds of New Yorkers who at the moment are in disaster.”

UJA is making $250,000 obtainable for Passover meals to go that shall be distributed to those that are newly remoted or quarantined, have relied on free or sponsored communal seders, or are newly financially susceptible.

 

Oliver Smith

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