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District 38

Alexa Avilés

Gowanus-Red Hook, Park Slope, South Slope, Sunset Park (West), Sunset Park (Central), Green-Wood Cemetery, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Borough Park (West)

Discretionary Requests

Thank you for your interest in applying for City Council discretionary funding. The application-filing period for Fiscal Year 2025 is now open. To apply for funding, to request a budget meeting, or to introduce your CBO to our office, please review the information below. 

The application deadline for discretionary funding is February 20, 2024. Late applications will NOT be accepted. If you would like to understand more about discretionary funding policies and procedures, click here.

To apply, please access the portal here

Our office will not require a supplemental form for applicants.  

For groups who are selected for funding through our office, you will be required to complete a brief report upon close of the year. If you are a current grantee, and you are looking for the final report link, please contact our office.

If you have any questions about the City Council Discretionary Expense Funding Application policies and procedures, please reach out to the City Council Finance Team at 

Capital Requests

Thank you for your interest in applying for Capital Funding from District 38 for FY2025. The deadline for non-city entities to apply for capital funding from the New York City Council is March 21, 2024. If you are applying to BOTH the Borough President’s Office AND the New York City Council, your deadline is February 22, 2024. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. For further information, and to access the application portal, please visit: Capital Grants ( 

Non-City Agency

If you are a non-city agency with non-profit status seeking capital funding from the NYC Council, we encourage you to review eligibility guidelines here. As noted in the eligibility guidelines, it is the organization’s responsibility to review requirements in full, provide necessary documentation to the City for final approval and review post-designation requirements. For more detailed information visit:


If you are a school in our district applying for Reso A Capital Funding, we encourage you to review this document from the School Construction Authority (SCA) in advance of your application.  If you are applying to BOTH the Borough President’s Office AND the New York City Council, your deadline is February 22, 2024. The deadline for our district schools to apply for Reso A funding otherwise is MARCH 1, 2024. Please submit your capital request via our online form located here

Meeting Requests for Discretionary or Capital Funding

Due to extremely high demand, please follow the below instructions for meeting requests:

If you are a CURRENT grantee of our office during FY24, and you would like to request a meeting for any type of funding (discretionary or capital), please visit our meeting request form here.

If you are a PROSPECTIVE applicant, or if you simply want to introduce your organization to our office, please visit our meeting request form here

If you would like to request a meeting regarding the Executive Budget for FY25, please fill out this meeting request form

Please note that due to the enormous volume of meeting requests, we will not be able to accommodate all requests, and therefore, we will reach out to you based on the information you provide at intake should we have the opportunity to accommodate your meeting request. 

Please note that if you have multiple requests, you may request for either time period. We will honor a total of one meeting request per organization.

Thank you for your interest.