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Helpful Links

As your local Business Improvement District, Village Alliance has composed a list of links that you may find helpful during these times of uncertainty. If you would like to know about Village Alliance's specific procedures regarding COVID-19, please read it here: Village Alliance Operations During COVID-19. If you have any other questions for us, we will be answering calls (212-777-2173) and emails ( 


World Health Organization

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

New York City Department of Health

NYC DOH Coronavirus Fact Sheet


*DISCLAIMER: Emotional Support Hotlines are not licensed or unlicensed mental health care or treatment of any type regardless of what is discussed or who provides support.   Hotlines not a substitute for professional health care, they are for emotional support purposes only.

New York State OMH Emotional Support Helpline: 1-844-863-9314 

New York City's NYC Well Program: 1-888-NYC-WELL or text WELL to 65173

Tips for Mental Wellness (Español version)

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (Español version)

Supporting Others Through Grief

Grief and Loss in the Workplace During COVID-19

List of Free Apps for Mobile Devices Offering Mental Health Support

Domestic Violence: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Social Work Licence Map


NYC Comptroller's COVID-19 Resource Center

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

NYC Food Assistance Resources

New York City Department of Education

NYC DOE Free Meals

Local Meal Hub Centers:

  • PS 41 – 116 West 11th St
  • Clinton School – 10 East 15th St
  • Asher Levy School – 185 1st Ave

NYC Regional Enrichment Centers - Free Childcare for Essential Workers

NYC Face Coverings Distribution Sites - Map with Specific Dates

'New York State on PAUSE' Executive Order 

List of Essential Businesses and Entities

Regional Monitoring Dashboard to track reopening the New York State economy

NYS COVID-19 Volunteer and Donation Assistance Program

Summary and Analysis of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Treasury Department/IRS on Extended Due Date for Taxes

U.S. Department of State (regarding Travel)

*New Yorkers should text COVID to 692-692 to get regular updates  


Village Business Statuses

Village Alliance Interactive Neighborhood Map on Business Statuses

Village Alliance COVID-19 Business Impact Survey

Village Alliance COVID-19 Neighborhood Guidance and Business Assistance

Village Alliance COVID-19 Sanitation and Security Operations

Village Alliance Tips on Supporting Local Businesses

Village Alliance - List of Local Crowdfunding Initiatives for Village Merchants

Village Alliance - Virtual Fitness Studios in the Village

Village Alliance - Shop Small (Online) with Village Retailers!


New York City Small Business Services

NYC SBS Assistance & Guidance for Businesses

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

COVID-19 Business Assistance Survey

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Disaster Loans and Assistance

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce'

GVCC Ask an Expert for Advice

James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund

JPMorgan Chase Grants - $10 million for non-profits and small businesses


NYC Hospitality Alliance

Opportunity Fund for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

The New York Community Trust COVID-19 Fund for Nonprofits

AABRS Grant Guide for female entrepreneurs


Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Creative Capital's List of Resources for Artists and Art Professionals

New York State Department of Labor

NYS: Understanding Paid Leave Legislation

Red Backpack Fund for Women Entrepreneurs

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation

The Public Theater's List of Resources for Artists

TrickleUP NYC Artists Network


Dining Bonds Initiative (buy "dining bonds" that can be redeemed in the future) 

Help Main Street! (buy gift cards to support local businesses) 

Kabbage Payments (buy gift cards to support local businesses) 

Loring Place Employee Fund

Manhattan Sideways and Stateless working with NYC restaurants to distribute FDA certified face masks at $0.55/mask for 200+ including shipping

Email, tell her how many masks you would like to order with addresses and contacts of restaurants you would like the masks shipped to

ROAR (Relief Opportunities for All Restaurants) *SIGN PETITION 

Save Small Businesses Before It's Too Late *SIGN PETITION 

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