China Overseas Chinese Network, July 15th, according to the American Overseas Chinese News Network, on May 14th local time, New York Mayor Bai Sihao announced that the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City had raised 54.5 million US dollars of funds, It will be used to continue the "restoration project for restaurants" and to issue one-time emergency relief to 20,000 immigrant families who are not eligible for federal bailout funds.

Restaurant recovery project continues to accept new applications

  A portion of the $54.5 million raised by the Mayor’s New York City Development Fund will be invested in the announcement of the launch of the “Restaurant Revitalization program” from June 11th, focusing on the communities in the city’s five districts that have been hit hardest by the epidemic. Assistance, including the relatively concentrated Chinese population in Manhattan Chinatown and Lower East Side, Brooklyn Sunset Park.

  After the first batch of applications ended on June 19, the project currently continues to accept new applications in the form of Rolling Basis. Approved restaurant owners are expected to receive a subsidy of up to $30,000, and must pay employees at least $6 per hour per hour for at least 6 weeks or up to 12 weeks. At the same time, the restaurant owner must sign a contract with the Municipal Human Resources Administration (HRA), and in accordance with the requirements of the contract, the restaurant owner must prepare and distribute at least 500 free meals that meet the cultural characteristics of the local community to the low-income community Residents or workers in front-line industries, such as Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, can make Chinese food.

Relief payments to 20,000 immigrant families

  In addition, the US$54.5 million fund has also been invested in the Immigrant Emergency Relief Program, in cooperation with community agencies, to disseminate to immigrant families that have been hit hardest by the epidemic but are not eligible for federal bailout payments. The one-time emergency relief fund is expected to benefit 20,000 immigrant families. At the same time, through cooperation with the Harmonious Community Medical Alliance (SOMOS) and other organizations, the New Coronary Pneumonia Immigrant Funeral Assistance Program (Immigrant COVID-19 Burial Assistance Program) is continued. Regardless of immigration status, it is provided to immigrant families who cannot pay for the funeral expenses of relatives who died due to new coronopneumonia. Aid of up to $1700. (Liu Yiling)