CARES Act: Federal Stimulus Plan Know Your Rights Fact Sheets
CPC is responding to our community members' most critical needs during COVID-19, providing meals for seniors, home care, and the most up-to-date information and resources in language. However, we also recognize that public policy at the City, State, and Federal level is critical to not just addressing this emergency, but in laying the groundwork for long term recovery. To that end, we have been working with elected and government partners, as well as allies, to ensure that the needs of Asian-American and communities of color, immigrant, and low-income New Yorkers- those hit hardest by COVID-19, are centered in legislative and budget decisions.
The Federal Administration passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 26th, 2020. As Asian American, immigrant, and low income community members continue to feel the economic impacts of COVID-19 closures, CPC has been working to support our community members to navigate the new relief options available. We also continue to advocate to ensure that community members that were not included in the CARES Act (undocumented workers, informal sector workers and others) are included in upcoming federal, state and city relief efforts.
CPC's policy team has created an info sheet on the CARES Act in English, Spanish, and Chinese (simplified and traditional). Please feel free to share these with any community members or allies! For assistance applying for unemployment or navigating other federal benefits, please reach out to CPC's Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens community centers.
Download the fact sheets in the following languages: