July 7, 2013
The City Council and the Mayor negotiated an Adopted Budget for City Fiscal Year 2014 that essentially restored funding for all of the Mayor’s proposed cuts to children’s services. This includes the restoration of funding for over 47,000 child care and after-school slots.
In addition, the restorations include $1.25 million for mental health services for children under 5, $7.17 million for runaway and homeless youth services, and $5.0 million for child health clinics. In addition, the City Council restored $7.75 million to prevent the proposed increase in the price of school lunch from $1.50 to $2.50. School lunch will now cost $1.75.
CCC’s Summary of Actions Taken to Restore Services to Children in City Fiscal Year 2014 provides the complete summary of actions taken by the City Council and Administration 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.