Financial Aid


NYC Financial Empowerment Center Services 

Get free one-on-one professional, financial counseling, and coaching. 

IRS Direct Payment Status 

Track your pandemic direct payment from the IRS with this tool. 

Opening a Bank Account with help from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Households without a bank account who are looking to open an account can access resources and support from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Aunt Bertha Benefits and Services 

Search for free or reduced-cost services such as food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced-cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Single Stop Services 

Access benefits support with food, healthcare, legal, immigration, housing, money, work, education, and tax filing. 

Access NYC Benefits Eligibility Screening 

Find out if you are eligible for more than 30 city, state, and federal level benefits in minutes. 

NYC Human Resources Administration Benefits Enrollment 

Apply for benefits such as SNAP, Cash Assistance benefits, Medicaid, and Fair Fares NYC online. 

Business/Workplace Support


Apply for Training in the Healthcare Field 

Apply for no-cost training programs that prepare New Yorkers for jobs in the healthcare field through New York City Small Business Services and New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare.

National Domestic Workers Alliance Fund Coronavirus Resource Center 

Domestic workers can access support and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency assistance through the organization’s Coronavirus Care Fund is not available for new applicants at this time.

Workforce 1: Career Center 

Get virtual help connecting to job opportunities across New York City in every sector of the economy and receive help preparing for job interviews.

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists Resource 

Freelance artists impacted by COVID-19 can access a list of resources, opportunities, and financial relief options.

Hebrew Free Loan Society General Needs Loans 

Low- and moderate-income residents of New York City’s five boroughs, Westchester, and Long Island can apply for interest-free loans of up to $7,500 to help bridge a period of unexpected income loss.

COVID-19 Assistance & Guidance for Businesses

Businesses can access guidance and resources related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including information on reopening and access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and reopening supplies.


Unemployment Support 


Unemployment Insurance Claim Support 

Access step-by-step instructions on how to file an unemployment insurance claim application. 

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Learn more about what you need to know about filing for unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic.