This informational forum on securing grants through the NYS funding process is co-sponsored by the Business Council of Westchester and the Westchester County Office of Economic Development, with support from Pattern for Progress.
Community Health Advocates (CHA), an initiative of the Community Service Society (CSS), is New York’s nationally-acclaimed health consumer assistance project. CSS has been at the forefront of public policy innovations supporting low-and moderate-income New Yorkers for more than 160 years.
CHA’s Request For Proposals invites mission-driven business service organizations throughout New York State to apply for grants of $20,000 to $60,000 to provide outreach and assistance to small businesses in their communities about health insurance coverage, health reform and small business health insurance tax credits. CHA seeks to establish a small business assistance program (“SBAP”) to educate small businesses about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), provide assistance to small businesses about health insurance and help inform the design and development of the State’s SHOP Exchange.
As you know, last year marked the introduction of new paper ballots that are fed into a scanner to be counted. Many voters may have had difficulties reading the small print on those ballots. Senator Oppenheimer and the Westchester Independent Living Center wish to alert voters to the availability of Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) at each polling site that can help in the voting process.
Race to the Top Legislation Highlights the Benefits of Consensus Approach
By: State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer
In May, the New York Legislature and Governor Paterson enacted sweeping education reforms that will pave the way for innovations to close the achievement gap and better prepare our students to compete in the global economy. I was privileged to take part in the negotiations over these reforms and to sponsor the historic legislation that was passed in the Senate.
In honor of Women's History Month, I was talking in Albany with our group of female senators about the important women in each of our lives and how the pioneering women who went before us years ago made it possible for us to hold office.