FY2019 Discretionary Funding Application- LIVE

Fiscal Year 2019 Discretionary Funding Expense Application Filing Period:

Please be advised that all not for profit community based organizations that wish to apply for discretionary funding for FY 2019 must submit a Council Application. The FY 2019 application is LIVE.

Apply for discretionary funding from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 until Tuesday, February 20, 2018. READ MORE

Thank you, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

12 years of service.
4 years as Speaker of the New York City Council.
Over 700 bills passed in this legislative session.
90% drop in criminal court summonses issued.
644,000 outstanding warrants dismissed.
1300+ Unaccompanied minors screened for immigration & social services.
And more.
Thank you, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for your progressive leadership at the Council, for making City Hall the People’s House and for fighting for all but especially our most vulnerable New Yorkers. READ MORE

#PRHeritage Celebration 2017- Puerto Rico Se Levanta

Watch the FULL video of Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Council’s trip to Puerto Rico to assist in relief efforts and hear directly from impacted communities. #PRseLevanta #PRheritage

Celebración de la resiliencia Puertorriqueña

We’re so proud to honor our New York City Emergency Management Team who have been in Puerto Rico offering their support, expertise, and help. We were the first City to respond to Puerto Rico after Maria hit, and we’ll continue to do so. Thank you to everyone who attended our Puerto Rico Cultural celebration and congratulation again to all our honorees! READ MORE

STATEMENT: Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Haiti TPS

TPS: Temporary Protected Status

As we prepare to mark Thanksgiving, thousands of our Haitian brothers and sisters now have to worry about being ejected from this country due to this President’s misguided policies. Meanwhile, thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without steady water and power, while others are fleeing to states. The President has made clear that he considers many of them nuisances. READ MORE