Budget Season: NYC Council Women Caucus Funding Supplemental Form Deadlines

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Thank you for your interest in Women’s Caucus Expense funding for Fiscal Year 2019.

While the Women’s Caucus does not directly allocate Discretionary/Expense funding, we are able to support as a Caucus those funding requests that will advance the cause of gender equity throughout the City. The projects that the Caucus supports will be submitted in priority order to the Speaker of the City Council, asking for the Council to fund these projects through Citywide funding.

Please read our instructions sheet to learn how to apply for funding, linked here.

Women’s Caucus Funding Request Supplemental Forms

After you submit these applications, we will reach out to qualifying organizations to present before the full Caucus.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Marian Guerra at mguerra@council.nyc.gov or Sheila Rodriguez at srodriguez2@gmail.com. For budget-related questions, please reach out to Vincent Fang at vfang@council.nyc.gov.

We look forward to supporting the work of incredible organizations that are leading the work for a more equitable, inclusive New York City.

2/9 Event: D35 Conference Call on FY19 Discretionary Funding

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Recap: “How to Apply for City Council Funding, FY 2019”


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With the deadlines for CapGrants and FY2019 Discretionary Funding fast approaching, I was proud to host a free budget workshop NonProfit HelpDesk, part of JCCGCI (Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island) on Monday, January 29th where over 60 individuals from not-for-profit and cultural organizations were in attendance.

In case you missed our workshop, you can watch our Facebook Live video and download the presentation, The Process Simplified. Additionally, I am hosting a conference call on Friday, February 9th at 10AM for general questions about the City Council discretionary application process.

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Please take note of the upcoming deadlines and relevant resources enclosed below:


Funding for Not-for-Profit Organizations: Apply
Submission Deadlines
Requests to Borough Presidents:
Note: Brooklyn has an earlier deadline:
February 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
February 12, 2018, 11:59 p.m.
Requests to City Council and/or the Department of Cultural Affairs:
March 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
February 20, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
*If requesting funds from BOTH Borough President(s) and City Council for  the same project.
All interested applicants must submit their requests by February 20, 2018 through the New York City Council’s website.
Instructions on how to complete the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Online Capital Budget Application (which is due on February 12, 2018 by 11:59PM, click here.
The Office of Council Member and Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo has an additional supplemental request for capital/discretionary funding available here.

Contact Information:

  • City Council Finance HelpDesk
    • Email address: discretionary@council.nyc.gov
  • New York City Council Majority Leader and Member Laurie A. Cumbo’s Office (District 35)
    • Name: Jason Hur, Budget Director
    • Phone Number: 718-260-9191
    • Email Address: jhur@council.nyc.gov  
  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams’ Office
    • Name: Bennett Baruch
    • Email Address: bbaruch@brooklynbp.nyc.gov

Cumbo Scores Major Financial Gains for 35th Council District

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Dear Neighbors of the 35th District,

WHAT AN INCREDIBLE FY18 BUDGET YEAR!!! I wanted to share with each of you some of the incredible and exciting budget victories that I have been able to achieve on behalf of the 35th District.  As your Council Member, representing one of the most diverse and dynamic Districts in the Borough of Brooklyn.

I have been able to fight for an unprecedented investment of your taxpayer dollars into our schools, community-based organizations, NYCHA developments, libraries, parks and so much more!

For the past several months, I have tirelessly pursued funding that would not only provide for the needs of today, but also secure the future. After many hours of strong negotiations, in an effort to bring critical resources and opportunities to District 35, I am proud of this new budget that will ensure that the needs of our growing community are met. It signifies our city’s deeper commitment towards strengthening our communities and protecting our most vulnerable populations – youth, seniors, and immigrants. These budgetary victories will sustain the vitality of our neighborhoods.

The budget is robust and responsible, taking into account the looming threat of Federal cuts while maintaining a rigorous adherence to the needs of all New Yorkers by expanding access to key programs and services.

I am proud to announce what I was able to accomplish in this budget for my district and citywide.

Click HERE to learn more.

Yours in Partnership,

Laurie A. Cumbo 

Member of the New York City Council