District 38

Carlos Menchaca

Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park

As many of you know, the budget can be a powerful tool to help address necessities in our community and I am privileged to support the work that you do. As such, I would like to encourage all organizations actively serving our district to consider applying to receive funding from the Council, including first-time applicants and organizations that are less resourced. 

The instructions below provide guidelines on the budget process.

Submitting an Application

Organizations that are interested in receiving expense or capital funding must submit an application to the Council. For first-time applicants, we encourage you to reach out to our office or the City Council Finance Team at discretionary@council.nyc.gov to find what further steps you must take to be eligible to receive Council funding. For organizations that received funding in FY2020, you must re-submit an application to receive funding in FY2021.

Expense Requests

All not for profit community-based organizations that wish to apply for expense funding for FY2021 must submit a Council Application here. Applications to receive expense funding will be posted on the Council’s website on Thursday, January 2, 2020, and the submission deadline will be on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

Capital Requests

All not for profit community-based organizations that wish to apply for capital funding must submit a Council Application. Applications for FY2021 funding will be posted in January of 2020. Our office will share more information on the process of applying for FY2021 capital funding in early January. In the meantime, more information about capital funding and the process can be found here.

Complete Non-City Capital Applications to the Borough Presidents are due on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Complete Non-City Capital Applications to the City Council are due on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

*Please note that if an application is not submitted within the filing period, the organization will not be eligible for FY2021 funding.

Requesting a Meeting

Our office is taking requests for budget meetings for FY2021 funding. Meetings will be scheduled after mid-February. To request a budget meeting we ask that organizations please fill out the supplemental form linked here. Due to the large amount of meeting requests, we will not be able to accommodate every single request. However, we will attempt to do so as much as possible and will otherwise review your application and take your requests into full consideration.

For additional information on the budget, you may contact our Budget Director, Nancy Corona at ncorona@council.nyc.gov or review council.nyc.gov/budget. I look forward to hearing from you and supporting the work that you do in making District 38 even stronger and more vibrant.