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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.

Senior Stipends (ongoing)

FPWA’s Senior Stipend Program allows member agencies to refer their clients (ages 66 and over) to receive ongoing financial assistance for rent and/or utilities. The goal of the program is for participants to age in place and enjoy a better quality of life. We do that by providing this financial assistance on a monthly basis, paid directly to the management or utility company. In addition to the age requirement, other eligibility criteria must be met.

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