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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Curran Expedites Nearly $18 Million in Federal Funds to Programs for Health and Social Services

Health and Human Service Providers and Not-for-Profit Organizations can begin applying for grants today through the Boost Nassau Portal

Nassau County, NY - Fulfilling her commitment to fast-track the release of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding for enhanced community services, County Executive Curran announced today that nonprofits and health and human service providers can now apply for grants – totaling in $17.9 million - through the County’s new online portal: www.nassaucountyny.gov/BoostNassau. This allotment is part the County’s $62.9 million investment of ARP funding for robust economic recovery and community service enhancements.

Of the $17.9 million, $6.6 million has been directed to grants for the County’s many existing Health and Human Service providers and not-for-profit partners within the sectors outlined below. 

  • $1,400,000 investment for grants to expand youth services 
  • $2,100,000 investment for grants to expand Office of Aging programs
  • $3,400,000 investment for grants to enhance behavioral health programs  

This investment also includes approximately $10 million in grants for not-for-profits that serve Nassau residents but are not currently contracted with the County.  The County looks to support ongoing needs – exacerbated by the pandemic - including food insecurity, employment services, childcare, domestic violence support, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse support and prevention and more.

In addition, $1 million is allocated and available to agencies that provide supportive services to veterans and their families. 

“From food resources, to domestic violence support, to substance abuse programs, the demand for nonprofits' services skyrocketed during the pandemic,” said County Executive Curran.  “With our sophisticated new portal, we are fast-tracking federal funds to the organizations that will help keep our most vulnerable residents healthy, safe, and independent – giving them a vital boost as we work to recover from the impacts of the pandemic.  I thank the leaders of these agencies and my Economic Advisory Council for their ongoing work to ensure the most efficient use of this funding.”

Earlier this summer, the County launched the Boost Nassau Resource Center, a brick-and-mortar location in Eisenhower Park, and a website, both of which serve as a one-stop-shop for residents, nonprofits, and business to determine eligibility for federal, state, and County programs.  

The center’s dedicated staff is available to help those interested apply for available recovery grants, loans and other assistance programs and initiatives.  Those interested in applying or in need of assistance are encouraged to visit  www.nassaucountyny.gov/boostnassau or call 516-572-2888.

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