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 who received funding in FY 2019, you must re-submit an application to receive funding in FY 2020.

Expense Requests

All not for profit community-based organizations that wish to apply for expense funding for FY 2020 must submit a Council Application here. Applications to receive expense funding are now open and the deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Capital Requests

All not for profit community-based organizations that wish to apply for capital funding must submit a Council Application here.

All city entities that wish to apply for capital funding must submit a request directly to our office by using the form here.

Applications to receive capital funding are now open and the deadline to submit your application is Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (Requests to receive funding from both the City Council and the Borough President are due on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.)

*Please note that if an application is not submitted within the filing period, the organization will not be eligible for FY 2020 funding.

Requesting a Meeting

Our office is no longer taking requests for budget meetings for FY2020 funding. Budget request meetings for FY2021 will resume during the Winter of 2020. 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 D38budget@council.nyc.gov. I look forward to hearing from you and supporting the work that you do in making District 38 even stronger and more vibrant.

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