June 26, 2015
The City Council and the Mayor negotiated a $78.5 billion Adopted Budget for City Fiscal Year 2016 that invests in critical programs and services that will make New York City a better place to be a child.
Notably, the City Council added funding to prevent the closure of 16 child care centers and 3,400 after-school slots; to maintain mental health services for children under 5; to create a trauma-informed program for children in homeless shelters; and to expand the Summer Youth Employment Program to reach 50,000 children.
CCC’s Summary of Actions Taken by the City Council to Restore and/or Fund Services to Children and Families in City Fiscal Year 2016 provides the complete summary of actions taken by the City Council to restore and add resources for children.
For more information about the New York City Budget process, you may also read our one-page guide, New York City Budget 101.