Community Alerts

Government Alerts 3.30.21

Mar 30, 2021
Government Alerts 3.30.21

2021 Open Streets Applications Now Open

NYC’s Open Streets program prioritize pedestrians and cyclists by transforming streets into public space, allowing for a range of activities, support local businesses, and create opportunities for New Yorkers to gather together safely. The 2021 Open Streets Application is now live. In 2021, both new and returning partners must apply to manage an Open Street in their community. Click here for more information about the program and to submit an application. A webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, March 31 at 12:00pm to go over the application process and answer any questions. Register in advance here

NYC to Create Broadway Vaccination Site

Mayor de Blasio has announced that the City plans to create a COVID-19 vaccination site that will be reserved for theater industry workers to help Broadway theaters reopen for live performances in the fall. In addition to the Broadway vaccination site, there would be a mobile vaccination unit to serve theater workers beyond Broadway. 

SBS Training Programs Available for Businesses and Employees

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) has two training opportunities for NYC businesses and their employees. The Training for Your Employees program provides business owners and their employees training in digital literacy, marketing tools, online security, and COVID-19 safety. And, the Customized Training grant is a competitive, reimbursable training grant that offers financial support to make training employees more affordable. This program tends to be well-suited for medium and larger sized businesses, and applications are accepted year-round. 

Free SBS Workshops 

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) offers free workshops on business planning and operations, marketing, finance, legal issues, and more. View the lineup here.

Summer Youth Employment Applications

Summer Youth Employment applications are now open. There are 70,000 slots available through the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) for teens and young adults in New York City this summer. Apply before Friday, April 23, and make the most of your summer: