Reviving and Rebuilding Rockland Grant Programs Now Accepting Applications

Food Security Grant Program

According to a recent Consumer Reports survey, 19 percent of American grocery shoppers have used a food pantry, food bank, or community food distribution at some point since the pandemic began with about half of them saying they didn’t use these food programs in the year leading up to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food Security Grant Program will reimburse organizations that distributed food to communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic between $5,000 and $25,000 for qualifying past expenses. Eligible entities include food pantries, food banks, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, and non-profit organizations.

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Barriers/Partitions
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Food distribution space/pantry rental
  • Vehicle rental

Go to: How to Apply

Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grant Program

Restaurants have faced many difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic such as periods of closure, reduced capacity or declining revenues when customers were unable or unwilling to dine-in. These challenges had significant negative impacts on restaurant employment and the economy.

The Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grant Program will reimburse businesses between $5,000 and $25,000 for past expenses or fund future expenses for eligible outdoor dining COVID-19 mitigation equipment. Eligible entities include restaurants, food stands, food trucks, bars, saloons, lounges, taverns, bakeries, delis, cafes, breweries, wineries, and other similar places of business.

Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:

  • Tents
  • Heat Lamps or other electric heating equipment
  • Additional tables and chairs for outdoor dining
  • Market Umbrellas
  • Plexiglass Shields
  • Tarps
  • Patio Fencing

Go to: How to Apply

How to Apply


  1. Complete and sign the application:
  2. Gather all required documents
  3. Scan the application and required documents
  4. Attach the application and required documents to an email
    • In the body of your email, please include:
      • Your Name
      • Organization’s Name
      • Contact Information
  5. Send email to


  1. Complete and sign the application
  2. Gather all required documents
  3. Make copies the application and required documents
  4. Mail the copied application and required documents to:

The ARPA Department
50 Sanatorium Road
Building A – Office 125A
Pomona, NY 10970

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