The below resources have been compiled by the FERM Program Work Team to provide you and your family with pertinent financial management resources to assist you during this challenging time.
Resources available at the Federal level
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has information ranging from what to do if you have trouble paying your bills, are facing income loss, or have a problem with a financial service.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provides information linking banks, technology, and consumers.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides regular consumer alerts regarding scams along with tips and advice for consumers on a variety of financial and consumer-related topics.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has information on scams and a list of cell phone providers who have pledged not to terminate service for 60 days under the Keep Americans Connected initiative.
New York State Resources
The Attorney General of New York State has detailed information on Coronavirus resources and warnings on current consumer scams.
The NYS Comptroller’s office has a financial toolkit on its website that covers a variety of
personal finance concerns that New Yorkers may be dealing with as a result of the
The site My Benefits allows you to research and pre-screen your eligibility for
benefits such as HEAP, SNAP, Assistance programs, health insurance, and tax credits.
The New York WIC program provides food, information on health and nutrition, education
and support for low-income women and children up to age five.
Find helpful Cornell Cooperative Extension resources and the NY Extension Disaster Education Network information.
Resources from Extensions throughout the United States
North Dakota State University Extension
University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension
Managing Your Personal Finances in Tough Times
Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19
North Dakota State University Extension – Facebook: @NDSUExtension
Breathing Room: A Space to Take a Breath & a Step Towards Wellness
April 13, 2020
FERM is a statewide effort by Cornell Cooperative Extension to help individuals and families to adopt management behaviors which lead to more secure financial situations and affordable use of resources through education and practice, including:
Last updated November 9, 2021