Community Events and Resources

Every Household Eligible for 4 Free COVID-19 Tests Again. #COVID rates are on the rise across New York State again and winter is fast approaching. You can order up to 4 at-home test kits for free again from

Veteran Resources: The New York State Department of Veterans' Services has experienced Veterans’ Services Benefit Advisors ready to help complete applications, obtain necessary documentation, file claims for veterans’ benefits, and more.

 To schedule an appointment with a Veterans' Services Benefit Advisor, visit

Unclaimed Funds. New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli tracks unclaimed funds owed to New Yorkers and there's more than $18 billion in unclaimed funds right now. 

It takes less than a minute to see if any of this money might be yours:

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). As we weigh responding the Supreme Court's student debt relief ruling, remember there are still options available to you.

The PSLF program can forgive your student debt if you've worked in public service for 10 years or more!

 See if you're eligible:

New Childcare Eligibility Tool for Families. To help NY families access childcare assistance sooner, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services launched a new electronic pre-screening tool aimed at accelerating and streamlining the application process. Access this service and view more child care resources by clicking here

Internet Affordability Program. 🖥️ Did you know the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) can help you pay up to $30 of your monthly internet service bill? Check it out and see if you might qualify for the benefit by clicking here

Looking for a Job or New Career? Find jobs in the Capital Region by clicking here or here

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). See if you qualify for food assistance by clicking here

Assistance in Paying Your Water or Wastewater Bills. 🚰 Do you need help with paying your drinking water bills/wastewater service bills? New York's #LIHWAP may be able to help. Apply by clicking here to see if you might be eligible.

New York State Library and Museum Events. Click here to view upcoming events at the New York State Library and Museum!

New York Can Help with Heating your Home this Winter. HEAP applications are now open. New York's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help you save money on heating your home this year if you qualify. Apply and see if you’re eligible: