Why Federal Grants Matter to New Yorkers
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See How Federal Grants Support DSS in FY 2021
DSS Federal Funding: All
DSS’s FY 20 Adopted Budget is more than $10 billion, of which 15 percent ($1.5 billion) comes from the federal government through thirteen individual grants. Of those, just three federal grants account for more than 80 percent of DSS’s federal grants.
DSS Federal Funding: By Program Area
DSS’s budget is divided into twenty-one program areas. Each program area relies on a mix of funding sources and is uniquely vulnerable to budget cuts. For example, Public Assistance Grants — which supports families and single adults in need of financial assistance — relies on the largest sum of federal grants ($443 million), while Home Energy Assistance — which supports funding for low income clients to help pay heating and cooling costs — relies on the largest share of federal grants (99 percent).
House Appropriations Bills a Meaningful Start for Federal Fiscal Year 2021 Federal Budget Negotiations
During the FFY 2021 budget negotiations, Congress must spend boldly to ensure critical human services programs are strengthened to reflect the needs that existed prior to, and certainly after, Covid-19.
October 22, 2020
From the 4 Covid-19 relief packages passed, we estimate that NYC will receive $831 million for human services programs such as child care, housing, homelessness prevention, support for older adults, and more.
September 1, 2020
From FY 2010 to 2019, federal funding for NYC’s human services fell by $344m (8%) while funding for the NYPD increased by $144m (129%).
July 8, 2020