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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 or Sheila Rodriguez at For budget-related questions, please reach out to Vincent Fang at

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

2/15 Spring deadline: Apply Now for The Bead Project

The Bead Project is a scholarship program designed for creatively inclined, economically disadvantaged women. Over the course of ten classes at the UrbanGlass studios, students learn the art of glass beadmaking, simple jewelry fabrication techniques, and the entrepreneurial skills to develop a business plan. The Bead Project offers students a transformative experience, new tools for self-expression, and the skills to turn glass bead making into a viable form of income, while becoming a part of a dynamic creative community. Application deadlines are August 15 for Fall semester, and February 15 for Spring semester. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Click here to learn more and apply!

1/20 Event: Women’s March on New York City

WOMENS MARCH_1.20.18.pngPlease join the New York City Council Women’s Caucus and Speaker Corey Johnson on January 20th for a day of action and participation in the WOMEN’S MARCH on New York City. We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at 72nd and Columbus Avenue, and depart sharply by 11:15 a.m. We call on people of all genders to march with us, as part of an international day of action in solidarity.

We will march, wherever we march, for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by on-going political events. We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.

We will come together in the spirit of democracy, honoring the champions of human rights who have gone before us. Please spread the word, so that our numbers are too great to ignore and the message to the world is clear. The politics of fear and division have no place in 2018.

The strength of our city relies on the determination of its people, working cohesively towards one common goal. In our capacity, as Co-chairs of the Women’s Caucus at the City Council, we have had the opportunity to advocate for some of our city’s most pressing issues affecting women and families and will continue to do so, with pride and tenacity.

Please contact Council Member Laurie Cumbo’s Chief of Staff, Monica Abend with additional questions, by phone at 212.788.7081 or by email at Please note that Monica will serve as the ‘day of contact’ at the march and can be reached on her mobile at 917.414.1287.


12/14 Event: Free Mammogram Screenings for Eligible Women

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12/16 Event: Holiday Fun for the Entire Family on Myrtle Avenue