FY20 Expense and Capital Funding


The Council application is available on the New York City Council website. The deadline for submission is February 19, 2019 at 5PM. Please note that the same application will be used for:

  1. Requests for Member Item Funding from Council Members; and
  2. Requests for Funding Related to Speaker Initiatives and City-Wide Initiatives (note: a drop down menu box in the application will allow you to apply for a specific City-Wide Initiative), including CASA, the Cultural Immigrant Initiative, the Digital Inclusion Initiative and ALL other Council Initiatives.

It is recommended that organizations complete individual applications to Council Members and separate applications for Speaker funding and/or Initiative funding. For further explanation please contact Amy Slattery at aslattery@council.nyc.gov. You can also review the most recent policies and procedures manual here.

Please also be aware of the following additional relevant expense applications:


Arts and cultural organizations wishing to apply to the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and/or who would like to have DCLA as their contracting agency must ALSO apply directly to DCLA via this application, which is due on February 11, 2019. Please note this deadline is earlier than the Council deadline. Groups that wish to have their member item funding contracted through DCLA MUST apply directly to both DCLA and to individual Council Members. Please also note that groups that wish to apply for DCLA-administered Council initiatives (ex. CASA, Cultural Immigrant Initiative, SU-CASA, etc.) MUST apply to both DCLA and the City Council.


In addition to funding via individual Council Members, the Manhattan Delegation has a small pool of money that is awarded to organizations providing services in Manhattan, with an emphasis on supporting groups that serve two ore more City Council Districts within Manhattan. To be eligible for this funding, groups must fill out an additional application available here. This application is also due on February 19, 2019 by 5PM.


The NON-CITY capital application is also available on the New York City Council website. Please note that this application is for non-profit and cultural institutions interested in applying to the City Council for capital funding (i.e. NON-CITY Capital).

City agencies requesting capital allocations (for example city-owned parks, streets, libraries, CUNY branches) do not need to complete this application. Instead, please email aslattery@council.nyc.gov with your request.

***CAPITAL DEADLINE: March 26th, 2019 by 5PM***

Please note that organizations wishing to apply to the City Council AND the Manhattan Borough President must also apply to the Borough President here. Groups wishing to apply to both offices must complete BOTH applications as of the Borough President’s earlier deadline, which is February 19th, 2019.

Please also be aware of the following additional relevant applications and supplemental capital applications:


New York City public schools interested in applying for capital improvements, or “Reso A” grants DO NOT need to fill out the non-city capital application. Instead we are asking schools to fill out a supplemental application directly to Council Member Levine. When complete, please contact Amy Slattery at aslattery@council.nyc.gov or 212-788-7007 to discuss your request.

***DEADLINE: March 26th, 2019 by 5PM***


In addition to funding via individual Council Members, the Manhattan Delegation has the ability to advocate for Speaker funding for capital requests to be awarded to organizations providing services in Manhattan, with final decisions being made by the Delegation as a whole. To be eligible for this funding, groups must fill out an additional application available here. This application is also due on March 26, 2019 by 5PM.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to email me at aslattery@council.nyc.gov or call me directly at 212-788-7007.  

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