February 10, 2015
The New York City Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 takes important steps to address income inequality and improve child safety and well-being in New York City. Specifically, the Preliminary Budget proposes ongoing support for prekindergarten for all 4-year olds and middle school after-school programs, and invests in rental assistance, homelessness prevention, a child welfare training institute, and expanded community health services, among other initiatives.
Furthermore, the Mayor made clear at the budget briefing that the Preliminary Budget is just a first step towards developing the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and that there is a great deal more to look at and evaluate as we move towards the Executive Budget in April. This is good news because there are a number of areas that must be addressed in Fiscal Year 2016 in order to improve outcomes for New York’s children and families.
A detailed summary of the Preliminary Budget proposals, as well as CCC’s priorities for the Executive Budget, can be found in the full summary.
For more information about the New York City Budget process, you may also read our one-page guide, New York City Budget 101.