Financial Resources

Governor’s Plan to Reopen State:

Governor’s plan:

More than 25 local leaders have sent a letter urging the government to provide more federal funding to localities to prevent detrimental effects on communities across the state from the coronavirus pandemic. 

Tompkins Workforce New York is hosting a site with job openings in the county and surrounding areas. Tompkins Workforce ReDirect Strategy for COVID19 includes information for both job seekers and employers including a jobs board for current job postings. 

New York State will provide child care scholarships to essential workers. Child care costs will be covered for essential staff whose income is less than 300% of the federal poverty level — or $78,600 for a family of four. Essential workers (including health care providers, law enforcement, food delivery workers, grocery store employees and others) can use these scholarships to pay for their existing care arrangement. If an essential worker needs child care, they can contact their local child care referral agency to find openings.

The New York State Bar Association says it will help you for free if you are denied an unemployment insurance claim. The president of the association says more than 700 attorneys throughout the state have signed up to help and have all been trained on these cases. They say it’s best to use this service as quickly as possible since claimants only have 30 days to challenge a denied claim for unemployment insurance.