Small businesses and micro-enterprises are invited to apply for a “Rebound New Rochelle” grant through the City’s new online portal, with funds available for rent, staffing, working capital or other critical needs. Additionally, business guidance to help manage those funds efficiently will be available through the RXR Realty Volunteer Portal and through The Acceleration Project (TAP).
Rebound New Rochelle will also provide tenant based rental assistance for families who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak. Eligible applicants should have household incomes, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, of less than 50 percent of the Area Median Income, have been laid off or furloughed from their job, and be unable to pay their rent as a result of the ongoing public health crisis.
Learn more on the Rebound webpage.
By providing meaningful assistance to businesses and individuals, we can accelerate our local recovery and position our entire city for success in a post-COVID environment. The Rebound program reflects New Rochelle’s strong commitment to inclusive, equitable prosperity from which all of us can benefit.
Love this piece in today’s New York Times which takes a very positive look at housing options in downtown New Rochelle, where there is “more space at the right price.”
Attracting people to live downtown — at a range of price points, including affordable housing — is a critical part of our ambitious development plan. Customers for stores, patrons for restaurants, workers for businesses, bringing life and energy, day and night. Glad to see New Rochelle’s appeal recognized in the paper of record. Read it here.
Traditional New Rochelle Parks and Recreation day camps had to be cancelled this summer because of COVID-19, but with some “outside the box” thinking, our Parks and Recreation staff has developed a great option for parents and kids called “Outside the Box in our Parks”.
“Outside the Box” programs will run Monday through Friday for six weeks, from July 13 to August 21 on a rotating basis at ten parks throughout New Rochelle. All activities will observe safe physical distancing for 1-2 hour time blocks and be limited to 15-20 children per group. Program classes include fitness, STEM, gardening and more, as well as special events like Truck Day and Scavenger Hunt. There’s more in this brochure.
Registration is already underway. Call the Parks & Recreation Department at 914-654-2088 or visit www.newrochelleny.com/outsidethebox for more information or questions.
Our region’s recovery from COVID continues, as New Rochelle enters Phase III of the re-opening process today. Restaurants are now allowed to offer indoor dining (at 50% capacity), and personal care businesses are also permitted to open. More detail at forward.ny.gov.
While our progress is encouraging, responsible behavior remains a must: please continue to wear a mask in public, practice physical distancing, and wash hands frequently. Having come so far, let’s not slide back.
The City’s newsletter, focusing on COVID response and recovery, should arrive in everyone’s mailbox this week. Here’s a PDF.