Posts Tagged ‘aid’

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Got an extra sleeping bag?

sleeping bags for ukraineTwo-thirds of Kyiv’s residents have no heat due to Russian missiles taking out Ukrainian electricity systems, a pattern repeated throughout the country. Vladyslav Heraskevych, a member of Ukraine’s Skeleton team in Lake Placid, NY for the World Cup Bobsled-Skeleton Championships, said the best way for North Country residents to help Ukrainians during this difficult time is to send sleeping bags, winter hats, socks, gloves, and underwear.


Heraskevych added the caveat that sleeping bags and clothing donations must be dark in color to help protect Ukrainians from being seen by Russian drones and snipers, and they should be new or in good shape as it’s frigid this time of year. In addition, he said only new long underwear, top and bottoms, socks, hats, and gloves for men or women. He also said they needed funding for generators.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

ANCA small business survey reveals majority still waiting on aid

In a recently conducted survey help better understand the impact the CARES act is having on North Country businesses, ANCA learned the following:

  • that out of the 119 business that responded, 3% were unable to apply due to limitations during the application process.
  • 95% of businesses applied to EIDL, PPP, or PUA programs, and of those that applied,
  • 62% did not hear from the program they applied to.
  • 21% have heard that they were approved for assistance,
  • and 8% received assistance.

ANCA staff will be following up with respondents of the survey during the coming weeks to continue to gather information about their experience with the stimulus programs. If you would like to contact ANCA and contribute your CARES act experience but did not take the survey, you can contact them at


Monday, May 4, 2020

Humanities New York offers Emergency Relief Grants

Humanities New York has released new grant guidelines for distribution of “CARES act” funding for New York cultural non-profits affected by COVID-19.
Almost $1,000,000 will be awarded in $5000 to $20,000 grants in order to be distributed to every region of New York. The HNY CARES emergency relief grants complement the NEH CARES act, which offers relief grants of up to $300,000 available to larger organizations across New York, as well as the rest of the country. HNY CARES will be primarily awarded to organizations with a humanities focus.

To view the application guidelines for the grants, please visit The deadline for application is May 15, and applicants will be notified of the results by June 15.

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