Forms & Resources

Emergency Food Assistance

All New Yorkers can access the food they need by picking up grab-and-go meals at NYC Schools, by visiting a food pantry, or by signing up for food delivery assistance.

Go to to sign up or to find an emergency food location near you. 
Visiting a food pantry, picking up a grab-and-go meal, or receiving food delivery assistance will not impact your ability to apply for a green card. If you have questions about how accessing certain public benefits may affect immigration status, call the free, confidential ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365 for information and connections to legal help.
The GetFood Delivery Assistance Program is seeking nonprofit providers for meal preparation with a focus on culturally sensitive meals and ethnic foods, to staff and serve as distribution sites, and to facilitate home meal delivery. 

Go to for more information.

DACA Renewal Assistance

If the Supreme Court ends DACA, it would put approximately 29,000 healthcare practitioners nationwide—who are also DACA recipients—at risk of deportation, when hospital systems need them most.

Need to renew your DACA in NYC? Call ActionNYC at 1-800-354-0365 for help renewing your application.

2022-2023 Annual FERPA Notification

                                                                                                                                            2022-2023 Annual FERPA Notification

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives parents and students age 18 and older rights over student education records. The Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security provides you with additional rights, and Chancellor’s Regulation A-820 provides additional information.

Please note that if you are a student and age 18 or over, these rights belong to you, and not your parents or guardians.

Among other things, you have the right to:

  • Inspect and review your child’s education records within 45 days after the DOE receives your request.
  • You should submit a written request that identifies the record(s) you wish to
  • Your child’s school will notify you of the time and place where you may inspect the
  • Request changes to your child’s education records when you believe they are inaccurate, misleading, or violate your child’s privacy rights under
    • You should make requests to amend records in writing, and identify what you want changed and the reason for doing
    • If the DOE decides not to amend records as requested, you will be notified of the decision, and of your right to a hearing and certain hearing
  • Provide written consent before personally identifiable information in your child’s education records is disclosed. However, in certain cases, FERPA allows disclosure without consent. Cases permitting disclosure without consent include:
    • Disclosure to school officials who need to review education records to fulfill their professional responsibilities. School officials include:
      • DOE employees (such as administrators, supervisors, teachers, other instructors, or support staff members); and
      • People whom the DOE engages to perform services or functions for which it would otherwise use its employees. These include (a) individuals and entities providing DOE services and functions through contracts, (b) employees of other government agencies providing DOE-related services or functions, such as attorneys in the NYC Law Department representing the DOE, and school nurses and Office of School Health staff employed by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, (c) parents, students, or other volunteers assisting other school officials in performing their tasks, and (d) other qualifying individuals or organizations, such as consultants and community-based organizations, but only if they have agreed in writing to keep student information confidential. Such people are required to be under the direct control of the DOE with respect to the use and maintenance of personally identifiable information from education records. Direct control is achieved in various ways, including by written agreement.



  • When records are requested by officials of another school, district or education institution in which your child seeks or plans to enroll, or is already enrolled if made for purposes of your child’s enrollment or
  • Other exceptions exist that permit disclosure of personally identifiable information without consent include certain types of disclosures. Some are listed below. Most of these types of disclosures are subject to certain additional requirements and limitations. Please see FERPA and Chancellor’s Regulation A-820 for more information about
    • to authorized representatives of government entities and officials in connection with audits, evaluations, or certain other activities;
    • in connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received;
    • to organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the NYCDOE;
    • to accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions;
    • to parents of students age 18 and over if the student is a dependent for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax purposes;
    • to comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
    • to appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency; and
    • of information that the NYCDOE has designated as “directory ”
  • File a complaint with the USDOE if you believe the NYC DOE failed to comply with FERPA’s requirements. Complaints may be filed here:

Student Privacy Policy Office

U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue

SW Washington, DC 20202-8520

or by email to