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Fiscal Year 2014
The budget is the centerpiece of policy-making in government. Through the budget, the Mayor and the Council establish priorities, allocate resources and set the policy agenda for the year. It is the single most important municipal document that affects the lives of New Yorkers.
In addition to its role as the New York City’s legislative body, the Council works closely with the Mayor each year to develop and approve the city’s annual budget. The Council’s responsibilities related to the budget are broad, including giving final approval to the budget prior to the start of the Fiscal Year on July 1 (the Adopted Budget).
The Mayor proposes the city’s spending priorities for the upcoming year in the Preliminary Budget, usually submitted by January 16th each year.
To ensure that the budget that is passed reflects New Yorkers’ needs and priorities, the Council conducts an in-depth review of all city agencies, their policies, their programs and their expenses. At the end of the budget hearings, held in March, the Council publishes its Preliminary Budget Response, which defines the Council’s budgetary priorities and changes the Council would like to see in the budget.
The Mayor then submits a revised Executive Budget, usually by April 26th. The Council holds additional hearings to review the Executive Budget. In adopting the budget for the coming fiscal year, the Council may change budget priorities and add “terms and conditions” on the expenditure of appropriated city funds—for example, requiring city agencies to report to the Council on how specific monies are being spent throughout the year.As part of adopting the budget, the Council sets property tax rates for all taxable real property for the year.
Organizations and programs that receive Council discretionary funding are listed in a searchable database, which is searchable by organization name or keyword and by sponsoring Council Member. To access this database, click HERE.
City Funding Applications
The applications for Fiscal Year 2014 discretionary funding is now open and can be accessed on the City Council website. The application must be submitted online by March 29th, 2013. There are no exceptions as the application will no longer be available after the deadline.
The online application process may be difficult to navigate, so my office will be organizing seven (7) training workshops to help you with the application process. These trainings are mandatory.
The dates and times for the mandatory training sessions are as follows:
Friday, February 22nd at 3:00PM
Queens Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica
Monday, February 25th at 6:00PM
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens
Thursday, February 28th at 3:00PM
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thompson Avenue, Long Island City
Friday, March 1st at 3:00PM
Queensborough Community College
The Kupferberg Holocaust Center
222-05 56th Avenue, Bayside
Saturday, March 2nd at 2:00PM
Queens Flushing Library
A & B Conference Room, Lower Level
41-17 Main Street, Flushing
Monday, March 4th at 6:00PM
NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation – Elmhurst Hospital Center
A-Wing 1st Floor – Room A1-22
79-01 Broadway, Elmhurst
Saturday, March 9th at 2:00PM
Fullness of Joy Ministries
113-39 Farmers Blvd, St. Albans
Please RSVP to Richard Lee, email@example.com
In addition, my staff will be available to help organizations in the district with submitting your application online or to answer any questions you may have. There will be FOUR open-hour days where you can schedule an appointment and meet with me and my staff. These sessions will be held at our District Office located at 113-43 Farmers Boulevard, St. Albans, and in our City Hall Office located at 250 Broadway, Suite 1865, on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, March 13th: 11AM to 5PM at City Hall
Thursday, March 14th: 11AM to 5PM in the District Office
Friday, March 15th: 11AM to 5PM in the District Office
Saturday, March 16th: 11AM to 3PM in the District Office
To RSVP, please call my City Hall Office at 212-788-7084
Or email Steven Acosta, firstname.lastname@example.org
We cannot accept any applications after the March 29th deadline so if you have any questions please contact my office as early as possible.
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