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FPWA supports our Member Agencies as well as nonprofit and faith-based organizations by providing trainings, technical assistance, grants, and advocacy opportunities. Our offerings aim to build capacity across the human services sector to take a trauma-informed and people-centered approach to service delivery, organizational effectiveness, and civic engagement.


Training: FPWA offers a core set of foundational trainings, rooted in trauma-informed practices. These free foundational trainings are available year-to-year and open to FPWA member and non-member organizations. They are designed to be applicable to staff at all levels and in any type of role.

For more information about upcoming trainings, or to access recordings and materials from previous events, please click here.

Resources: To aid in the implementation of a trauma-informed and people-centered approach to service delivery, organizational effectiveness, and civic engagement, FPWA offers several written resources. These FPWA-authored resources as well as external tools and materials, can help you and your organization effectively move from idea to action.

For more information about our trainings and capacity building offerings, please contact Lauraliz Morales-Silva, Manager of Capacity Building, at


Educational Opportunity Scholarships (annual)

FPWA provides member agencies with the opportunity to refer individuals from their programs for higher education financial assistance. This includes those pursuing two-year degrees, four-year degrees, and technical and vocational training programs.

Financial Assistance for Aging Adults Program (formerly the Senior Stipend Program)

NOTE: We are currently at capacity and not accepting new applicants for this program

The purpose of FPWA’s Financial Assistance for Aging Adults Program (FAAAP) is to ensure economic stability and well-being for aging adults (66+) in NYC. The program primarily provides ongoing monthly contributions to rent paid directly to a landlord or property management company. In certain cases, there is a secondary option for utilities assistance, paid directly to the utility company. Please note that FPWA will only accept applications via referral, made by a case manager, Social Worker, or other FPWA member-agency advocate on behalf of the potential applicant., when there is a program opening(s). We cannot accept applications directly from individuals.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program (ongoing)

Knowing that food insecurity is a major cause of economic anxiety for New Yorkers, FPWA proudly participates as a fiscal conduit in the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). In this role, we receive and administer FEMA funds (via United Way NYC) to 33 sub-grantees in NYC. The sub-grantees include churches and faith-based organizations running food pantries and soup kitchens across the city. During the 2022-23 cycle, we will administer approximately $1.3 million in emergency food funding.

For more information about our program grants, please contact Gilda Flores, Manager of Program Grants, at