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MOME Provides Listings of Agencies, Programs and Assistance to Vendors affected by WGA Strike

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Post-Listening Session, MOME provides government funding sources for Film Industry Vendors

Reminds us all that, "if you happen to feel you are not being serviced adequately at one office, go to the next.  All of these elected officials are here to serve you." 

The Listening Event:  Wednesday. Sept 27. 2003, 12:30 EST

The Email Sent: Friday, Sep 29, 2023, 5:12 PM EST

This letter was published verbatim, but formatted.

Good afternoon

I hope you are all well, dry and safe.  As promised at our Listening Session, here is an email providing is a list of the agency websites and program names from the listening panel. 

HOT OFF THE PRESSES:  Small Business Services (SBS) launched a new program yesterday (Thursday, Sept. 28) called “NYC Funds Finder” a platform for review of available grants and loans.  See link below.

We have also included information about Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI).  The topic was not brought up at our event as state representatives were committed elsewhere.  We believe this is useful information and decided to include it here. 

Lastly, it was suggested by the panel to enlist your elected officials especially when having difficulty getting a response from an agency. 

Each of you have elected 4 main officials who serve your district. 
City Council Member
State Assembly Member
State Senator
and Congress Member

I have supplied the link for  “Who Represents Me NYC” below.  When you go to the site, click on “use my current location” then type your address in the white search bar.  You’ll see the following tabs marked City, State and Federal.  When your search is complete, and you click each tab,  your representatives’ names, position and contact information will appear. 

Call their office and a constituent liaison will take the call or contact you quickly.  If you happen to feel you are not being serviced adequately at one office, go to the next.  All of these elected officials are here to serve you.  Here is the link for “Who Represents Me?”

Panelist and Agency Websites: 

NYC Small Business Services

A few of the SBS programs mentioned at the Listening Session are:

  • Commercial Lease Assistance Program – free legal service the support eligible business owners sign a new commercial lease, amend, renew or terminate an existing commercial lease, or address any commercial lease – related issues
  • Our 16 Business Solution Centers and Industrial Business Service Providers. This is a network of centers that can provide assistance with finding and applying to funding, and connect them to other resources such as credit counselling (sic). Individuals can be connected to this centers through our Financing Assistance page
NYC Funds Finder


NEW YORK – The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and NextStreet, a leading provider of solutions supporting small businesses, today announced the launch of a new platform connecting small businesses with trusted resources they need to open, grow, and maintain their business.

The user-friendly platform – NYC Funds Finder is where small businesses can review funding options, including loans and grants, and request free 1-on-1 financing assistance from the SBS team.

NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)

CDFI (Community Development Financial Institutions)

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are private, federally certified financial organizations that aim to bring economic equality to underserved communities

CDFIs are banks, and credit unions that offer assistance to small and medium-size businesses.   CDFI’s listings below and for your convenience I’ve attached a copy as well.  


Accion East

(866) 245-0783

BOC Capital Corp.

(718) 625-1296

Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union

(718) 418-8232

Business Center for New Americans

(347) 730-6468


Economic Development Corp

(718) 797-0285

Excelsior Growth Fund, Inc. / Pursuit

(866) 466-9232

Grameen America, Inc.

(718) 297-2023

Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund

(212) 749-0900 ext. 110

[email protected]

Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union

(212) 740-0900

Renaissance Economic Development Corp.

(212) 964-6022

Sobro (Credit Inc)

(718) 292-3113

[email protected]

TruFund Financial Services, Inc.

(212) 204-1303

[email protected]

Women’s Venture Fund, Inc.

(212) 563-0499

[email protected]


Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region

(518) 436-8586


Syracuse Cooperative Federal Credit Union

(315) 473-0220


Pathstone Enterprise Development Initiative

(800) 888-6770

[email protected]

Thank you all for your incredible inspiration infecting all of us at MOME.  Have a great weekend.

Marisa Redanty

Associate Director, Workforce Development

Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment

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