75 programs for you to look at.
Remember that we can’t guarantee eligibility, but can only recommend programs for you to consider.
75 additional programs.
Paid summer job experiences for youth
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
Up to six weeks of paid experience for young people ages 14-24.
Learn more : Summer Youth Employment Program
One-time federal student loan debt cancellation
Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Plan
Student loan cancellation up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for non-Pell Grant recipients.
Learn more : Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Plan
Vouchers that help cover the cost of child care for children 6 weeks to 13 years old
Child Care Vouchers
Child care vouchers help pay for child care from licensed providers or informal providers like relatives, neighbors, or friends.
Learn more : Child Care Vouchers
Free or low-cost child care for children six weeks to two years old
Infants and Toddlers
Early child care and education services for up to 10 hours a day.
Learn more : Infants and Toddlers
Advanced job training and employment for youth ages 16-24
Advance & Earn
Paid internships, advanced job training, and prep to help you pass your High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. Available for youth who are not working nor in school.
Get text messages with new job openings
Text 2 Work
Free job texting services and placement for job seekers
New Monthly discount on internet service
Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
Get a monthly discount up to $30 on internet service and up to $100 off for a laptop, tablet, or computer.
Learn more : Affordable Connectivity Program
Affordable housing waiting lists
Rental and cooperative homeownership units for families with moderate and middle incomes.
Learn more : NYC Mitchell-Lama
Lotteries for affordable housing
NYC Housing Connect
An online portal where you can apply to rent or buy an affordable unit or home.
Learn more : NYC Housing Connect
Forgivable loan for down payment of closing costs
HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance
Up to $100,000 toward the down payment or closing costs on a new home.
Learn more : HomeFirst Down Payment Assistance
Homeless shelters and services
Homeless Intake Shelters & Drop-In Centers
Services and temporary shelter for adults and families with children.
Learn more : Homeless Intake Shelters & Drop-In Centers
Referrals for long term services and supports
NYC NY Connects
Free service to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent at home and in their community.
Resources for affordable homeownership
Center For NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN)
Get help avoiding foreclosure, dealing with late mortgage payments, preventing scams, and more.
Learn more : Center For NYC Neighborhoods
One-time cash help during an emergency
Emergency Assistance / One Shot Deal
Cash help for people who can't pay an expense due to an unexpected situation or event.
Learn more : Emergency Assistance / One Shot Deal
Services and support for homeless youth
Runaway And Homeless Youth Drop-In Centers
Homeless youth ages 14–24 can receive help and referrals for emergency shelter.
Learn more : Runaway And Homeless Youth Drop-In Centers
Find a licensed child care program
NYC Child Care Connect (NYC CCC)
An online resource that helps you find and stay informed about a child care program in your community.
Learn more : NYC Child Care Connect
Homes for adults who cannot live alone
Family Type Homes for Adults (FTHA)
Supportive housing for adults who cannot live alone due to old age, developmental disabilities, or physical or mental health.
Learn more : Family Type Homes for Adults
Paid time off to care for family
NYS Paid Family Leave (PFL)
Up to 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a new child, sick family member, and other situations.
Learn more : NYS Paid Family Leave
Help with rent for families with children
Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement (FHEPS)
Pays part of or all of the rent to eligible families at risk of or being evicted, or living in an HRA shelter.
Learn more : Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Flood insurance covers damage to your home and belongings.
Learn more : National Flood Insurance Program
Free early childhood education for children of student-parents
Living for the Young Family Through Education (LYFE)
Student-parents can get free early childhood education for their children ages 6 weeks to 4 years.
Learn more : Living for the Young Family Through Education
Free financial counseling and coaching
NYC Financial Empowerment Centers
Get help to manage your money and improve your financial health.
Learn more : NYC Financial Empowerment Centers
Tax credit for families with children
Child Tax Credit (CTC)
For tax year 2022, families can claim tax credits worth up to $2,000 for every dependent under 17 years old.
Discount on your phone or internet service
A monthly discount up to $9.25 on phone or internet service for eligible households.
Money for funerals due to COVID-19
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Up to $9,000 for each funeral related to COVID-19.
Learn more : COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
COVID-19 vaccines are available for anyone who is 6 months or older, at no cost.
Learn more : COVID-19 Vaccines
Resources to avoid eviction
NYC Tenant Resource Portal
Resources to help you avoid eviction and stay in your home.
Learn more : NYC Tenant Resource Portal
Early education for three-year-olds
Free, full-day and high-quality education for New York City three-year-olds.
Free and safe legal help for immigrants
Find free, safe immigration legal help. Meet with an immigration attorney in your community about your options.
Job training and placement for older adults
Older Adult Employment Program
Free program offering training and job placement help for older adults.
Learn more : Older Adult Employment Program
No cost or low-cost healthcare access
Comprehensive health care for all NYC residents, regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.
New English conversation and learning program
We Speak NYC (WSNYC)
Free classes with materials for you to learn about City services and improve your English.
Payments for eligible unemployed adults
NYS Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Unemployment gives temporary income to workers who lose their jobs.
Learn more : NYS Unemployment Insurance
Services to help keep you in your home
If you're at risk of homelessness, Homebase offers support to stay out of shelter and remain stably housed.
Food from pantries and community kitchens
Community Food Connection (CFC)
Free food from food pantries and community kitchens.
Learn more : Community Food Connection
Ride for half price
Fair Fares NYC (FFNYC)
Save 50% on public transportation including subway fares, eligible bus fares, and Access-A-Ride paratransit trips.
Free Pre-K for four-year-olds
Pre-K for All (Pre-K)
Enroll your child in a free, full-day, high-quality Pre-K program.
Financial help to cover the cost and installation of an air conditioner or fan
Cooling Assistance Benefit
This benefit helps you buy and install an air conditioner or fan for your home to stay cool during hot weather.
Learn more : Cooling Assistance Benefit
Money to buy food
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP benefits can help you feed your family with fresh and healthy groceries.
Learn more : Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Child support services
Office of Child Support Services (OCSS)
Financial support for children and employment support for parents not living with their children.
Learn more : Office of Child Support Services
Free job prep and job matching service
Workforce1 Career Centers (WF1CC)
Service that connects and prepare you for jobs in NYC.
Learn more : Workforce1 Career Centers
Monthly cash help when you are in need
Cash assistance can help you pay rent, utilities, and other emergency expenses.
Affordable public housing
Affordable housing for low-and moderate-income New Yorkers.
Money for heat and utility expenses
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
HEAP helps eligible households meet the cost of heating their homes.
Learn more : Home Energy Assistance Program
Job training and employment for low-income youth ages 16-24
Train & Earn
Job training, employment services, and prep to help you pass your High School Equivalency (HSE) tests. Available for youth who are not working nor in school.
Supportive housing for homeless veterans
Veterans Affairs Supported Housing (HUD-VASH)
Help for homeless veterans and their families to find and stay in permanent housing.
Learn more : Veterans Affairs Supported Housing
Low-cost and free health insurance
Health Insurance Assistance
Get help understanding your affordable health insurance options and enrolling in a plan.
Learn more : Health Insurance Assistance
Health insurance for pregnant women
Medicaid for Pregnant Women
Comprehensive medical and prenatal care services through Medicaid.
Learn more : Medicaid for Pregnant Women
Tax savings for working individuals and families
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Tax credit worth up to $11,000 for low to moderate-income workers and families, especially those with children.
Learn more : Earned Income Tax Credit
Tax refund if you paid for child and dependent care
Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCC)
Tax credit for if you paid someone to care for your children or dependents while you were working or looking for work.
Learn more : Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit
Free tax prep services
NYC Free Tax Prep
You qualify for free tax filing with NYC Free Tax Prep if your family earned $80,000 or less or if you're a single filer who earned $56,000 or less in 2022.
Learn more : NYC Free Tax Prep
Rent freeze for seniors
Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE)
A rent freeze program to help seniors 62 and older stay in their home.
Learn more : Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption
Rent freeze for people with disabilities
Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)
A rent freeze program to help eligible New Yorkers stay in their home.
Learn more : Disability Rent Increase Exemption
Long-term care at home
Home Care Services Program (HCSP)
Seniors and people with disabilities can receive health care in their home.
Learn more : Home Care Services Program
Healthy food for families
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Free healthy food, counseling about healthy eating, breastfeeding support, and referrals for women, infants, and children under five.
Learn more : Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Property tax break for senior homeowners
Senior Citizen Homeowners' Exemption (SCHE)
Lowered property taxes for senior homeowners who earn up to a certain income.
Learn more : Senior Citizen Homeowners' Exemption
Property tax break for homeowners with disabilities
Disabled Homeowners' Exemption (DHE)
Lowered property tax for homeowners with disabilities who earn up to a certain income.
Learn more : Disabled Homeowners' Exemption
Property tax break for veterans
Veterans' Property Tax Exemption
Lower property taxes for qualifying veterans who served in certain conflicts.
Learn more : Veterans' Property Tax Exemption
Reduce property taxes for homeowners
School Tax Relief Program (STAR)
Homeowners can get a partial exemption from school property taxes.
Learn more : School Tax Relief Program
Services for people with HIV or AIDS
HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA)
HASA helps people living with HIV or AIDS get health care and other public benefits.
Learn more : HIV/AIDS Services Administration
Support for first-time parents
NYC Nurse-Family Partnership (NYC NFP)
Nurses provide support to parents having their first baby to be the best parents they can be.
Learn more : NYC Nurse-Family Partnership
Care and education for 3-4 year-olds from low-income families
Head Start programs are free and run year-round for at least eight hours a day.
Financial growth training for NYCHA residents
NYCHA Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES)
Job, finance, and business training programs for public housing residents.
Learn more : NYCHA Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability
Help for survivors of dating, domestic, and gender-based violence
NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs)
Counseling and services are available in all boroughs for survivors of dating, domestic, and gender-based violence.
Learn more : NYC Family Justice Centers
College and job prep for juniors and seniors in high school
Learn & Earn
Year-round program with college and job prep for high schoolers at risk of dropping out.
Confidential family planning services
Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP)
Free and confidential family planning services for teens, women, and men.
Learn more : Family Planning Benefit Program
Healthy food packages for seniors
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
Food packages for low-income adults age 60 and older.
Learn more : Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Public transportation for people with disabilities
Access-A-Ride Paratransit Service (AAR)
Paratransit service for travel within NYC and nearby parts of Nassau and Westchester counties.
Learn more : Access-A-Ride Paratransit Service
Help for adults in danger of abuse, neglect or exploitation
Adult Protective Services (APS)
Refer someone to APS if you suspect they are in danger of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
Learn more : Adult Protective Services
Vouchers that pay part of your rent
Section 8 / Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)
Section 8 pays part of the rent for low- and moderate-income families who want to rent in the private market.
Learn more : Section 8 / Housing Choice Voucher Program
Afterschool programs for students
Comprehensive After School System of NYC (COMPASS NYC)
COMPASS NYC has hundreds of programs for young people in kindergarten through 12th grade.
Learn more : Comprehensive After School System of NYC
Free meals for New Yorkers age 18 or younger in the summer
Get free breakfast or lunch at schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks near you during the summer.
Support for young people with disabilities
School-Age and Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Centers
Information and resources for young people with disabilities (age 0-21), their families, and their caregivers.
Learn more : School-Age and Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Centers
A free City ID card
IDNYC can often be used as an official ID for all New Yorkers age 10 and over.
Talk, text, or chat for mental health help
Free and private talk, text, or chat mental health services available at any time for you or someone you care about.