Budget

Budget Requests for Fiscal Year 2018

Please note that dates are subject to change.

Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Funding Request Instructions

Capital funds support an organization's physical infrastructure. Capital funds, at a minimum, are limited to projects costing $35,000.00 and above and with a useful service life of at least 5 years.

To apply for capital funds from the City Council, you must complete and submit the forms by close of business Friday, March 24, 2017 at the following link: http://www.nyc.gov/html/capgrants/capgrants.html

Please note that this application is only for private, non-profit organizations.

 

Fiscal Year 2018 Expense Funding Request Instructions

Expense funds support an organization’s operating or programmatic work. Expense funding requests must have a minimum cost of $5,000.00.

To apply for expense funds, you must complete and submit all of the following:

1. The supplemental funding request application using the form at the bottom of the this page by Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

2. The City Council's Organization Qualification Form available on the Council's website by Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The documents at the end of this application (some of which will require notarization) must be mailed to:

Charles Davis
NYC Council, Chief Compliance Officer
250 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10007
 
3. The HHS Accelerator Prequalification Form, if you are applying for more than $10,000 in total Council expense funding. The Application is valid for 3 years, as long as the organization submits proof on an annual basis to HHS Accelerator that they are in good standing with the Charities Bureau and the IRS. After three years, organizations will need to re-apply for prequalification to HHS Accelerator.

 

Fiscal Year 2018 Manhattan Delegation Funding Request Instructions

Funding through borough delegations is also available with similiar criteria as district requests. Please see the following supplemental aplications for further details:

For additional delegation specific guidelines please follow this link

 

Fiscal Year 2018 Jewish Caucus Funding Request Instructions

Funding through the caucus is available following similiar criteria as district requests. Please see the following supplemental aplications for further details:

These supplementals will be active when available.

 

Fiscal Year 2018 Cultural Development Fund Instructions

The Cultural Development Fund application is available at the link here. This application is required for cultural organizations seeking initiative funding via CASA, SU-CASA, or the Cultural Immigrant Initiative or wish use the DCLA as their contracting agency for discretionary funds. 

This application is closed for the FY18 budget cycle.

 

Fiscal Year 2018 District Five Supplemental Application

Applicant Information

This number is provided upon completion of the City Council Expense Application.

Fiscal Conduit Information
About Your Organization

Please state in no more than 5 sentences or 50 words.

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Please answer by listing the Council District number followed by a comma and the number followed by a carriage return. For example:
4, 2581
5, 9013

Funding Request

Expense funds are an organization's operational funds for programmatic activities.
Capital funds are for a) construction or renovation of real property and require a minimum request of $500,000, and b) moveable property/equipment and require a minimum request of $35,000.

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What programing in District Five would you like the funds to go towards?

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Participatory Budgeting

What is Participatory Budgeting?

Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. In other words, the people who pay taxes decide how tax dollars get spent. Participatory budgeting is grassroots democracy at its best. It helps make budget decisions clear and accessible. It gives real power to people who have never before been involved in the political process. And it results in better budget decisions - because who better knows the needs of our community than the people who live there?

In 2011, four New York City Council Members launched a PB process to let residents allocate part of their capital discretionary funds. This year, twenty-eight Council Members are participating in the process, giving the community real decision-making power over almost $30 million in taxpayer money.

The Brazilian city of Porto Alegre started the first full PB process in 1989, for its municipal budget. Since then, PB has spread to more than 1,500 cities around the world. Its usually used for city budgets, but states, counties, schools, universities, housing authorities, and coalitions of community groups have also used PB to open up spending decisions to the people.

How does it work?

PB lets the whole community participate in decision-making. It’s a yearlong process of public meetings, to make sure that people have the time and resources to make wise decisions. Community members discuss local needs and develop proposals to meet these needs. Through a public vote, residents then decide which proposals to fund.

For more information on participatory budgeting and how it has worked elsewhere, visit the website of The Participatory Budgeting Project

What Kind of Projects can be Funded?

Discretionary funds are money that the City Council Member allocates. There are two types of discretionary funds. Expense funds are used to pay for salaries and services. Capital funds are used to pay for physical infrastructure - for “bricks and mortar” projects.

For the time being, PBNYC only deals with CAPITAL money. That means community members can propose projects like improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public or community spaces.

What happens when?

Neighborhood Canvassing: July - August

Volunteers go to street fairs, parks and community meetings throughout the district to hear from about the community's needs.

Neighborhood Assemblies: September

At public meetings in each district, community members learn about PB and discuss their community’s needs. They then brainstorm project ideas and volunteer to be budget delegates.

Delegate Orientations: October

Volunteer budget delegates learn about the budget process, project development, and key spending areas, then form committees.

Delegate Meetings: October - January

Delegates meet in committees to transform the community’s initial project ideas into full proposals, with support from Council Member staff and other experts.

Community Voting: March

Residents vote on which projects to fund at voting sites throughout the district.

Implementation & Monitoring: April onwards

The Council Members submit their spending priorities to the City Council’s Finance Division, including the winning PB projects, for inclusion in the City budget. Community members evaluate the process, and oversee the implementation of projects. Research and Evaluation happens throughout these stages, to improve the process for next year.

To learn more about participatory budgeting or the budget delegate process, please contact Sushant Harite at 212-860-1950 or SHariteatBenKallos [dot] com

Pledge to Vote

Propose A Project

What Kind of Projects Can Be Proposed?

Participatory budgeting focuses on Capital projects.

Capital funds are used to pay for physical infrastructure - for “bricks and mortar” projects. For the time being, Participatory Budgeting only deals with Capital money. That means community members can propose projects like improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public or community spaces.

Project submissions are only open over the Summer and Fall as volunteers from the community who particpate as Delegates will be spending the Winter turning your proposals into projects for the ballot.

The deadline for submission is Octoober 31, 2017.

Please provide your street address and zipcode.
Participation as budget delegates is limited to residents of the district.

You must be 11 or older in order to vote.

The project must qualify as:
1) physical infrastructure,
2) having a useful life of at least five years
3) and cost between $35,000 and $500,000.

The project must be on public property.

Become A Delegate

Are you interested in joining the participatory budgeting process or becoming a budget delegate? Sign up below! All 14+ residents of District 5 are eligible.
(Learn more about Participatory Budgeting at http://BenKallos.com/PB)

Sign the petition!
Check this box if you wish to receive updates about this petition campaign

Project Expos

Pledge to vote and learn more about the projects and meet the budget delegates who have helped in the process!

 

Pledge to Vote

Projects on the Ballot

Decide how to spend one million of your tax dollars in your neighborhood.

Vote for up to 5 projects.

EDUCATION

1. JREC Auditorium Renovation
317 East 67th Street ($750,000)
Julia Richman Education Complex auditorium renovation.

2. PS 183 Green Science and STEM Lab Classroom
419 East 66th Street ($600,000)
Hydroponic laboratory for a classroom to improve STEM curriculum and enhance green initiatives for the community.

3. Eleanor Roosevelt H.S. Auditorium Renovation
411 East 76th Street ($750,000)
Extend stage, fix sound and lighting system, replace seats and floor to improve view, capacity, and support athletics.

4. PS 198/77 Playground Renovation
1700 Third Avenue ($500,000)
Provide resurfacing and equipment for play area servicing two public elementary schools, and remove diseased tree.

5. PS 77 Music Room Renovation
1700 Third Avenue ($500,000)
Soundproof room with new flooring to limit disturbing adjacent instruction. Add instrument storage and replace sink.

HOUSING

6. Lexington Houses Layered Access
Lexington Ave. between E. 98th & 99th Streets ($500,000)
Add key fob electronic entry system for lobbies of Lexington Houses.

7. Lexington Houses West Playground Renovation
Lexington Ave. between E. 98th & 99th Streets ($500,000)
New equipment for west playground.

8. Stanley Isaacs Layered Access
East 93rd Street & First Avenue ($500,000)
Add key fob electronic entry system for lobbies of Stanley Isaacs.

9. Security Cameras for Holmes Towers
East 93rd Street & First Avenue ($500,000)
Add new security cameras for increased safety for residents of Holmes Towers.
 

PARKS AND RECREATION

10. Irrigate the Esplanade
East River Esplanade ($1,000,000)
Irrigation for the East River Esplanade from 90th to 96th Street to water trees and vegetation.

TRANSPORTATION

11. Bus Clocks for Northbound M15 & M31
First and York Avenues ($350,000)
Add northbound bus clocks to M15 & M31 in District 5 to display wait for next bus (adds to bus clocks funded in 2014).

Download the sample ballot as a PDF.

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Voting Dates and Locations

Each year residents in my district ages 14 and older get to vote on how to spend one million dollars in the community through Participatory Budgeting. You can see the ballot at BenKallos.com/pb/ballot, which was decided with the process is run by residents just like you who volunteer as Delegates. Learn more at BenKallos.com/PB

VOTING: MARCH 25 – APRIL 2

Vote in our District Office, 244 E. 93rd Street:
Monday – Friday, 3/27 - 3/31, 9AM - 5PM
Sunday, 4/2, 11AM – 4PM

We will also make voting more convenient by bringing the ballots closer to you at mobile voting sites throughout the district with help from this cycle’s budget delegates who will be sponsoring even more vote sites as they continue to shepherd the process. We hope you will consider volunteering with our office:

MOBILE POLL SITES
Saturday, 3/25, 10AM – 2PM, E. 82nd St. Greenmarket
Sunday, 3/26, 10AM – 2PM, Carl Schurz Park
Monday, 3/27, 7AM – 10AM, P.S. 198/77, 1700 Third Ave.
4PM – 7PM, E. 86th St. Lexington Subway (Southeast Corner)
Tuesday, 3/28, 7AM – 10AM, M79 Bus at York Ave.
4PM – 7PM, E. 72nd St. Second Ave. Subway (Southeast Corner)
Wednesday, 3/29, 7AM – 10AM, P.S. 183, 419 E. 66th St.
4PM – 7PM, Tramway Plaza at E. 59th St.
Thursday, 3/30, 7AM - 10AM, M86 Bus at York Ave.
11AM – 2PM, Eleanor Roosevelt H.S., 411 E. 76th St.
4PM – 7PM, F train at Roosevelt Island
Friday, 3/31, 7AM – 10AM, E. 86th St. 2nd Ave. Subway
Saturday, 4/1, 10AM – 2PM, E. 67th St. Greenmarket

Pledge to Votehttp://benkallos.com/pb/pledge
Request an Absentee Ballot by Friday, March 17: http://benkallos.com/pb/absentee
Vote Online by Digital Ballot from Saturday, March 25 to Friday, March 31: http://benkallos.com/pb/digital

Can I Vote?

To vote, you must be at least 14 years old and live within Council District 5.

In order to vote, you'll need documents proving your name, current address and age.

These may include:

  • A document with name and current address from a local, state, or US government agency such as IDNYC, a state driver’s license or non-driver ID, consular ID, passport, EBT card, military ID card
  • Voter registration card
  • Utility, medical, credit card bill with name and current address
  • Current lease
  • Paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement
  • Bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID
  • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or other Immigration Documentation
  • Residency Letter or Identification issued by a homeless shelter, halfway house, etc
  • Passport or other ID issued by a foreign government
  • Social Security Card or Social Security benefit statements or check
  • Employment Authorization Document
  • Medicare or other insurance document with address
  • Tax forms
  • School records (or naming the parents of children attending school and the parents’ address
  • Title to any property (automobiles, house, etc.) with address
  • Birth or marriage certificate
  • Union Membership Card

Individuals who cannot present the above documents should contact their Council Member’s office to discuss how they can participate.

Pledge to Vote

Participatory budgeting empowers you to decide how money gets spent in your neighborhood. Whether you’re passionate about green space, improving housing conditions or senior services, participatory budgeting allows you to champion your causes for the good of the community. Other Council Districts have piloted participatory budgeting with resounding success, and now I’m bringing it to our neighborhood. I have set aside a million dollars so you can vote on projects that are important to you.

Sign the petition!
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Absentee Ballot Request

Any resident of Council District 5, 14+ years of age, may vote.
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Friday, March 17
Absentee Ballot must be received no later than Saturday, April 1
(Please complete once for each member of your household)

Digital Voting

Any resident of Council District 5, 14+ years of age, may vote.
Each member of your household may vote once.

Digital Ballot Opens: Saturday, March 25
Digital Ballot Closes: Sunday, April 2

Vote Online Digitally at pbnyc2017.d21.me

Results

Results for 2014

  • District-wide Priorities: Senior Centers ($250,000): $250,000 additional funds for NYC’s seniors for a total of nearly a million dollars. This includes a new security system for senior public housing home Robbins Plaza, a new accessible door for Robbins Plaza and a large grant to Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, which serves seniors in need.
  • Bus Time: West Bound Crosstown Bus Stops ($300,000): Fifteen electronic signs will be installed along the M96, M86, M79 and M66 crosstown routes to tell riders when the next bus will arrive in real-time.
  • District-wide Priorities: Public Schools ($250,000):  $250,000 additional funds for NYC’s public schools, including more than a million dollars to fund science, technology, engineering and math education in schools, the sectors with the most promising job opportunities for young adults. The funding includes:
    • MS 114 East Side Middle School ($105,540): Purchase 128 laptops and 8 laptop carts.
    • PS 151 Yorkville Community School ($52,400): Classroom Laptops and Carts- 30 Laptops and a cart per class
    • PS 158 Bayard Taylor School ($117,627): Replace 144 ibooks in 4 carts of 36 each that are now past useful life and cannot run current software. Purchase 144 Lenovo X131E laptops (longer useful life of 6-10 years), divided into 9 carts of 16 laptops each. 
    • PS 217 The Roosevelt Island School ($225,000): Technology update to further support the STEM programs that will be incorporated into the curriculum. Need of updated Active Boards, computers, laptops, smart devices including tablets, iPads, chrome books, and document cameras.
    •  PS 290 -The Manhattan New School ($40,000): One laptop cart
    • PS 183 - Robert Louis Stevenson School ($104,305): 4 Mobile Laptop Computer Storage Carts and Mac Server
    • MS 167 – Robert Wagner School ($150,000): Science lab upgrade for 8th grade classroom
    • Manhattan International High School ($164,632 ): 30 laptop computers and cart for each of 4 teams of teachers (120 laptops and 4 carts). 
    • PS 183 Robert Louis Stevenson School ($115,349): 4 mobile carts for K-2 classrooms, 1 Macbook Pro per classroom (13 total), 1 server.

But the money set aside for participatory budgeting was not sufficient to fund the great projects that you selected in our neighborhood. Discretionary funds were allocated to other top vote-getters on the ballot, including:

  • Bus Time: M31 Downtown & Crosstown Timers ($340,000): Downtown buses to receive bus clocks.
  • Cleaner Parks: Maintenance Machine ($65,000): A “tool cat” multi-purpose vehicle to help keep parks clean through tough weather conditions.
  • A Safer Library: Replace 67th Street Library Branch Security System($40,000): The old CCTV security system updated with a full turn-key security system.
  • A Greener Stanley Isaacs & Holmes Towers: New Gardens ($150,000): Old planting throughout the residence replaced with fresh, vibrant gardens.
  • Lexington Houses: New Fridges & Stoves ($430,000): Out of date fridges and stoves for Lexington Houses residents replaced (4 buildings with 448 apartments).

Results for 2015

Thank you for voting in participatory budgeting! Over the course of 10 days, 2,140 of you turned out to vote a total for a total of 6,963 votes. I am pleased to announce the top vote getters for the $1,000,000 were green roofs for PS/IS 217 and PS 151. Both projects will cost more than the $500,000 that each won this year and are likely to be back on the ballot next year or until they are fully funded.

So that you can learn more and better organize for next year, we are releasing the total votes for each project as well as paper ballot results by project and poll site. Wherever a project was tied to a physical location, we did our best to bring at least one poll site to that location. You can see the more detailed results below or download the Excel Spreadsheet or the Open Document Format Spreadsheet which can be viewed and edited for free using LibreOffice.

Learn more about Participatory Budgeting and if you are interested in becoming a Participatory Budgeting Delegate next year or simply becoming more engaged in the process, please contact 212-860-1950 or bkallosatbenkallos [dot] com.

Congratulations to the winners and all who participated. Profiles of our winners--and how they successfully mobilized the community--are below:

 

PS/IS 217

PS/IS 217, a unique international school on Roosevelt Island serving pre-k through eighth grade, wanted additional outdoor space and an educational green roof for their 543 students. Roosevelt Island is a tight-knit and highly-engaged community, so they mobilized together. 

The PS/IS 217 PTA, Girl Scouts troops 3001 and 3244, Roosevelt Island Garden Club, Roosevelt Island Parents' Network and Sharon Bermon from the NYPL Roosevelt Island Branch were just a few of the community members who came together to support the students.

Principal Mandana Beckman acknowledged the community efforts, saying " It truly does take a village and we have a great one here on Roosevelt Island.The Principal explained:

"Our PTA co-presidents used the 217 PTA website parent blog to deliver frequent messages about the project and the voting process.  Flyers, memos, even bookmarks were printed as reminders and sources of information.  The Main Street Wire and the Roosevelt Islander blog, featured several articles on the Green Roof and voting information. RI Residents Association (RIRA) discussed the process and the project in their regular news Wire column.  Nearly every business, club, group or organization, participated in spreading the word about the project and the opportunity to vote.  Flyers were also published and distributed on the Upper East Side and Midtown East to explain and support this project on New York’s other Island.  RI’s Earth Day Celebration drew in a large voting crowd on one of the ballot days. City Council Member Ben Kallos and his teams came out to the Island to meet with the community to talk about the project and encourage voters to participate."

"217PTA was thrilled to have the opportunity to engage our parents and students in Council member Ben Kallos’ Participatory Budget process," said PTA co-presidents Olga Shchuchinov and Natalia Starkova.

"The green roof will serve as a great educational resource for the community." Ali Schwayri, President of the Roosevelt Island Garden Club, said, "We believe in the benefits of the Green Roof for our community, and I speak for secretary, Julia Ferguson, and the entire membership, when I say we all look forward to sharing our expertise and passion."

Eva Bosbach, the Founder of the Roosevelt Island Parents' Network, and Jeff Escobar, President of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association both also noted how excited they were to support the projects. Community member Sharon Bermon said, "Dozens of individuals and organizations worked together to increase awareness of the Participatory Balloting process and to convince people to take the time to vote."

Local girl scouts on the Island also poured their energy into the project. Their troop leaders, Janine Schaefer of troup 3244 and Aiesha Eleusizov, leader of troup 3001, said:

"Girl Scout Troops 3001 and 3244 dedicated countless hours at the subway, in front of the school, at our community's Earth Day event and simply walking down the street passing out bookmarks about the community projects, meeting with constituents at our local Expo, drawing pictures about the Green Roof, making and posting on social media a YouTube video to encourage voting, and simply spreading the word to encourage Roosevelt Island residents to exercise their right to vote for the Green Roof project at PS/IS 217...This has been an excellent opportunity for our youth to learn first hand the power of the vote, the community and working hard to achieve your dreams."

Council Member Kallos did multiple mobile sessions on Roosevelt Island, as he did at dozens of locations across the district.

Congratulations, PS/IS 217!

 

PS 151

PS 151, or the Yorkville Community School, is a K-5 school that opened its doors in 2009 and now has around 500 students. The children were crunched for space to play, move, and enjoy the outdoors. Parent leaders, along with Principal Samantha Kaplan, became involved in the participatory budgeting process to gain the funds for the school green roof.

PTA Co-Presidents Nesli Ciner and Michael Rawlings, along with other parent leaders, got involved.

Council Member Kallos' office offered mobile sites to all locations with projects on the ballot--and PS 151 scheduled one. This mobile voting location was the most well-attended of all the mobile sites, thanks to the hard work of community activists, volunteers and students who peppered their

neighbors' doors with material advertising the vote.

Principal Samantha Kaplan said:

"This multi-step process began with me presenting my YCS roof top recreational space project plan to Council Member Kallos, as well as the PTA Executive Board. From there, three members of the Exec. board took the reigns and ensured that our school's project plan was present at all Participatory Budget Expos, as well as sharing with the larger community through varied messaging. This team effort helped to educate our community in regards to the specific needs this project would fulfill for our school and how their voice mattered through the process. The Participatory Budget allocation will now be combined with Capital funding we have received in the past, to begin planning for our new educational/recreational roof top space."

She stated that the school was extremely excited to have participatory budgeting through a strong show of neighborhood support.

"Yorkville Community School is ecstatic to have won the Participatory Budget Vote. Thanks to the  community support, ourstudents will now be able to enjoy a much needed outdoor play space and educational garden. I would also like to thank Council Member Kallos for providing the opportunity to engage in this community centered process."

Both green roof winners acknowledged that this was the beginning of a multi-year funding process that they were excited to embark upon. Council Member Kallos' office looks forward to working with them to make the green roofs a reality.

 

Results

Download the Excel Spreadsheet or the Open Document Format Spreadsheet which can be viewed and edited for free using LibreOffice.

Digital and Paper Ballots

Ballot #Paper VotesDigital VotesTotal VotesProject Name
1354127481Cool Reading
214395238Bright Minds
3364377741Study of Sight and Sound
4618136754Rooftop Recreation for PS 151
5453392845Green Roof for PS/IS 217
6348124472School Stage for Eleanor Roosevelt High
7231118349School's Cool for PS198/PS 77
8256140396STEM Education for High School
9182101283Security Cameras for Holmes Towers
10378106484Security Cameras for Lexington Houses
11195107302Community Garden for Lexington Houses
1215287239Full Court Press
13215121336Irrigate the Esplanade
14311160471Esplanade Greenway
1511897215Fun Fountain at St. Catherine's Park
16247110357Bus Bulbs on E86th St
Total Votes4,5652,3986,963 
Total Ballots1,4207202,140 

Paper Ballots by Poll Site

Ballot ItemsDOCarl Schurz ParkEleanor Roosevelt
HS
John Jay ParkLenox HillLexington Houses67th Street NYPLPS 151PS/IS 217R.I. NYPLR.I. Senior CenterR.I. Visitor CenterR.I.St. Cath. ParkStanley IsaacsWebster NYPL 
169392174 8751121068 2174Cool Reading
2295453114327 9274318Bright Minds
32195331 2151121066057 510Study of Sight and Sound
476571173 33531221561523226Rooftop Recreation for PS 151
52912642 43378131026684299Green Roof for PS/IS 217
6475113191 6286 14 631235School Stage for Eleanor Roosevelt High
791158942 327212794229School's Cool for PS198/PS 77
86027147513409222171031621STEM Education for High School
9411881147346210129 1317Security Cameras for Holmes Towers
10723915251413212473 6925Security Cameras for Lexington Houses
11531691531413255523411Community Garden for Lexington Houses
124510692 729417234619Full Court Press
13633074 18235 741121833Irrigate the Esplanade
14864615522952711511721735Esplanade Greenway
15266722 714617849812Fun Fountain at St. Catherine's Park
1656151232136071114623728Bus Bulbs on E86th St
Total Votes864 39527978441784999  22043356217244  39322382 
Total Ballots231 94137199418367 7916112698697598 
Votes Per Ballot3.74.22.04.14.94.34.72.72.82.73.23.12.84.34.33.9 

Additional funding decisions will be made by July, and you are encouraged to check back then.

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Results for 2016

Nearly 2,000 Upper East Side residents 14 and over turned out in person or online to vote on how to spend $1 million in tax dollars to improve the community as part of “Participatory Budgeting.” Residents were able to vote in the district office 7 days a week as well as at 17 mobile “pop-up” voting locations, by absentee and even online. This is the third year of Participatory Budgeting and the results were:

  • $500,000 – 802 votes – Green Roof at P.S. 290  the Manhattan New School (MNS)
  • $350,000 – 768 votes – Laptop Carts for 10 schools on the Upper East Side P.S. 77, P.S 198, P.S 290, P.S/I.S 217, M. 225, Eleanor Roosevelt, Urban Academy, Vanguard, Manhattan International and Life Sciences serving over 5,000 students.

The $500,000 for P.S. 290 adds to $1 million previously allocated by Council Member Kallos for a green roof at the location, where the project cost is estimated at $2.8 million. This allocation brings the school to the half-way point during Kallos’ third year in office.
 
This is the second year that STEM investments like laptop carts topped Participatory Budgeting, with a previous win in the first year for $250,000 to be distributed to schools throughout the district. This brings the total investment by Council Member Kallos in “STEM schools” to $2 million.
 
The third highest vote getter, which exceeded the $1 million for Participatory budgeting was:

  • $500,000 – 751 votes – Green Roof at P.S/I.S. 217

Due to the strong showing of support for Green Roofs two years in a row, Council Member Kallos will allocate the full $500,000 for the Green Roof at P.S./I.S. 217, which combines with his previous allocation of $500,000 and a minimum of $250,000 from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. The project will begin scoping. 
“Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) continue to be where residents are voting to invest their tax dollars to prepare our children for the future,” said Council Member Ben Kallos. “Thank you to Participatory Budgeting Delegates for leading the process as well as residents 14 and over for voting.”
 
“I’m delighted that Councilmember Kallos will continue to join in supporting the Green Roof at P.S./I.S. 217," said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Urban agriculture is a fresh approach to education and this funding will help sustain that approach."
 
“Thank you to Ben Kallos for working so closely with our school community to secure the funding needed for us to finally move forward with our dream of a rooftop science center and play space.   I am very excited that our students will have a chance to explore nature and play in the sunshine on the rooftop of their school in the heart of New York City,” saidDoreen Esposito Principal at P.S. 290 Manhattan New School.

"Thank you to all of the supporters from our community and the city for voting for the PS/IS 217 STEM Green Room. This Green Roof will further enhance the learning opportunities for the students and families of PS/IS 217 and the residents of Roosevelt Island," said Mandana Beckman Principal at PS/IS 217. 

"Each year we expand our STEM enrichment programming,” said 217PTA ­President,Olga Shchuchinov. “So this deep support from the city, combined with the Participatory Budget funding, allows us to move forward and design our 21st century teaching hub on the roof."
 
Council Member Ben Kallos is one of eight Council Members to adopt Participatory Budgeting in 2014, which has since grown to 28 Council Districts allocating nearly $32 million citywide. Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process where Council Members pledge to allocate their discretionary funds however residents 14 and over vote. These funds are capital and can only be used to pay for physical infrastructure projects proposed by community members called “Delegates” such as improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public or community spaces.

About the Winners: 

  • P.S. 290 The Manhattan New School (MNS) originally built in 1903 and relaunched in 1991 has 36 teachers and over 600 students comprised of children from many countries with over 20 different languages are spoken at home. The P.S. 290 PTA mobilized parents to vote by mail, online, and one morning for drop off where over one hundred parents waited in the rain for 5 - 10 minutes to vote.
  • P.S./I.S. 217 on Roosevelt Island serves Pre-k through eighth grade. The school wanted additional outdoor space and an educational green roof for their 543 students, so for the second year in a row P.S./I.S. 217 placed a green roof project on the ballot. Roosevelt Island is a tight-knit and highly-engaged community, so they mobilized together and succeeded in being one of the top vote getters. The P.S./I.S. 217 PTA, Girl Scouts troops 3001 and 3244, Roosevelt Island Garden Club, Roosevelt Island Parents' Network and Sharon Bermon from the NYPL Roosevelt Island Branch were just a few of the community members who came together to support the students.Principal Mandana Beckman managed to get the vote out and the money in.

Results for Other Projects on the Ballot:
694 - $225,000 - P.S. 290 Bathrooms
553 - $1,000,000 - Parks Greening for John Jay Park
479 - $350,000 - Library Modernization for Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
466 - $700,000 - Lexington Houses East & West Playground
427 - $500,000 - Lexington Houses Security Upgrade
408 - $600,000 - Webster Library HVAC Improvements
389 - $350,000 - HVAC for P.S.198 and P.S.77
344 - $500,000 - Center at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Entrance
292 - $600,000 - 67th Street Library HVAC Improvements
282 - $250,000 - Renovate Auditorium for Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
104 - $85,000 - Sound System at Julia Richman JREC Auditorium

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Budget Results

Fiscal Year 2014/15 Funding

You can read the our budget allocations below or download them in Open Document Speadsheet (ODS) and Excel (XLS):
Capital ODS / XLS and Expense ODS / XLS

Capital Funding
Capital ODS / XLS

CategoryOrganization Amount Purpose of Funds
EducationDOE - Eleanor Roosevelt High School $   94,000Tech improvements: ENO whiteboards with projectors and speakers and 3 carts of laptops
EducationDOE - MS 114 - East Side Middle School $106,000Purchase of 128 laptops and 8 laptop carts. School received $100K in FY 13 for 125 laptops and 6 carts.
EducationDOE - MS 167 - Wagner $150,000Science lab upgrade for 8th grade classroom
EducationDOE - PS 151 - Yorkville Community School $   53,000Technology- Continue Upgrade of current outdated technology: Smartboard Bundles Classroom Laptops and Carts- 30 Laptops Per Class/ Cart Per Class
EducationDOE - PS 158 - The Bayard Taylor School $118,000 
EducationDOE - PS 183 - Robert Louis Stevenson $105,0004 Mobile Laptop Computer Storage Carts and Mac Server
EducationDOE - PS 183 - Technology Integration $116,000- Requesting 4 mobile carts for K-2 classrooms, 1 Macbook Pro per classroom (13 total), 1 server.
- Will complete year 3 of their laptop cart and SmartBoard integration project.
EducationDOE - PS 198 - The Isidor and Ida Straus School $   53,000New tables and chairs for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 5th grade classrooms.
EducationDOE - PS 217 - The Roosevelt Island School $225,000Technology update to further support the STEM programs that will be incorporated into the curriculums. Need of updated Active Boards, computers, laptops, smart devices ie. tablets, ipads, chrome books, and document cameras.
EducationDOE - PS 290 - The Manhattan New School $   40,000One laptop cart for the upgrade of an outdated cart.
EducationDOE - PS 290 - The Manhattan New School $500,000PS 290 Green Roof & Green House
EducationESMS Technology Expansion $106,000- Purchase of 128 laptops and 8 laptop carts.
- School received $100K in FY 13 for 125 laptops and 6 carts.
EducationMIHS Laptop Carts $165,000- 30 laptop computers and cart for each of our 4 teams of teachers (120 laptops and 4 carts).
- School has applied to be part of the NYC DOE’s Digital Ready initiative
EducationPlay Roof and Green House Renovation $675,000 
EducationPS 77 Manhattan STEM Initiative $104,000- Two A+ Mobile STEM carts.
EducationUrban Academy iLiteracy Program $   73,000 
HousingNYCHA - Lexington Houses $430,000Replace out-of-date fridges and stoves for Lexington houses residents; 4 buildings with 448 apartments.
HousingNYCHA - lsaacs Center $680,000NYCHA - lsaacs Center continuation of comprehensive upgrade of Senior and Youth Centers
HousingNYCHA - Robbins Plaza $250,000Upgrade the old security system at Robbins Plaza, so seniors can be safer.
HousingNYCHA - Robbins Plaza $   45,000Automatic entrance will make it easir for seniors to come and go from their homes.
HousingNYCHA - Robbins Plaza $   45,000Replace piping infrastructure for fridges and stoves for Robbins Plaza residents.
HousingNYCHA - Stanley Isaacs & Holmes Towers $150,000Replace old planting throughout the residence with fresh, vibrant gardens.
LibraryNYPL - 67th Street library $   40,000Replace existing security system which has exceeded it's useful life.
ParksDPR - Equipment $   65,000Purchase a Toolcat multi-purpose vehicle for snow plowing, salt spreading, watering and transporting material for district parks.
ParksDPR - Ruppert Park $100,000Install new irrigation system to maintain the plantings. (Second Avenue bet. 90th - 91st Sts.)
ParksPool Filtrations Replacement Project $108,000 
TransportationDOT - Downtown/Westbound timers $340,000Install 17 electronic signs along M31 downtown and westbound routes that tell riderswhen the next bus will arrive in real time.
TransportationDOT - Westbound crosstown timers $300,000Install 15 electronic signs along M96, M86, M79, M66 crosstown bus routes that tell riderswhen the next bus will arrive in real time.

 

Expense Funding
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CategoryOrganization Amount Purpose of Funds
AgingYoung Mens and Young Womens Hebrew Association (92nd Street Y) $   14,500Funds will be used to support senior programming
AgingCarter Burden Center for the Aging $   30,000To support and enhance 10 core programs: the Social Service Unit, Community Elder Mistreatment Abuse Prevention Program, Carter Burden Senior Program, C.V. Starr Adult Day Services, Covello Senior. Program, Volunteer Services, Case Management Unit, Making
AgingDOROT $     1,000To counsel and provide services, including help to secure permanent housing, for homeless seniors participating in the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) and to provide continued aftercare services to formerly homeless HPP seniors.
AgingHealth Advocates for Older People $     1,000To support the Healthy Aging Program, to offer courses and services for seniors and to support their efforts to live independently. 
AgingJewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA) $     1,000To offer entitlement education and outreach throughout NYC through JPAC Cafes, presentations and conferences, and to offer leadership training, civic engagement and volunteer opportunities for seniors
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House $     5,000To support the East Side Case Management Consortium which provides case management to seniors  on Roosevelt Island, 14th Street to 143rd Street, 5th Avenue to the East River
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House $     5,000To support the Innovative Senior Center which provides diverse programming from literature and foreign language to belly dancing and Tai Chi, in addition to three wonderful and nutritious congregate meals prepared daily on site.
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House $     5,000To support the East Side Transportation Program which provides transportation services to seniors 7 days a week, including transportation to and from the two senior centers, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and weekend cultural and recreational trips
AgingMedicare Rights Center $     1,000To support a Town Hall Enrollment and Outreach Day educating hundreds of community residents on state and federal public benefits and answering questions about newstate-mandated Medicare and Medicaid plans, New York’s health insurance marketplace and oth
AgingMetropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty $     1,000To support Crisis Intervention Services which engage clients through a thorough assessment of their needs, resulting in an effective intervention and a path toward self-sufficiency. Crisis Social Workers work with clients to create a plan that would guid
AgingNew York Foundation for Senior Citizens $     7,500To support the Home Sharing and Respite Care Program. The program matches compatible persons for shared living arrangements in dwellings rented or owned by one or more of the participants and provides certified in-home attendants
AgingOlder Adults Technology Services (OATS) $     5,000To provide seniors access to OATS courses and register them as members of the Senior Planet Exploration Center so they may receive notice of and partake in programming that supports the use of emerging technologies.
AgingRoosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA) $   30,000To support programming and classes for seniors, including tai Chi ,Zumba, building strength, art, Spanish, salsa, yoga stretch, and yoga for the mind.
AgingService Program for Older People (SPOP) $     1,000To provide mental health care to underserved older adults in Manhattan. Programs include psychiatric assessments, medication management, coordination of physical and mental health care, and individual and group counseling.
AgingServices and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) $     1,000To support the SAGE Center which offers programming that supports LGBT elders in a culturally competent manner and includes employment assistance, benefits counseling, legal and financial planning, educational offerings, robust health and wellness program
AgingVocal Ease $     1,000For the production of Vocal Eases live, on-site cabaret-style performances for senior citizens at hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers and senior residences
LocalCouncil on the Environment $   25,000To support GrowNYC projects and programs including the Greenmarket, Open Space Greening, Environmental Education, and the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education.
LocalGirl Scout Council of Greater New York $     2,000To expand Girl Scout Series programs to reach more NYC girls and to continue Troop-Building efforts city-wide
LocalNew York Board of Rabbis $     1,000To support the Stewards of Children education program, a 2.5 hour training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and molestation. 
LocalNew York Cares $     1,000 
LocalShare For Life Foundation $     1,000To host a Teen Summit event to educate, create awareness, promote enthusiasm for youth to develop healthy alternatives to high-risk, self-destructive lifestyles and overall encouraging behaviors that lead to safe, productive lives
LocalAmerican-Italian Cancer Foundation $   10,000 
LocalAsphalt Green $   15,000To support Asphalt Greens Waterproofing Program (WP) in PS290, Ella Baker, East Side Middle school in District 5. The main objective is for all 207 students learn to swim and to be safe in the water. To support the Recess Enhancement Program (REP) in PS15
LocalBig Apple Greeter $     1,000To promote local communities in each borough by generating free publicity in international, national and local media; recruit and orient volunteers from each community; promote free events in each borough through social media. 
LocalBike New York $     5,000To provide free educational programming includes after school programs, summer camp programs, weekend classes and school assembly programs. Requested funding will be used to purchase equipment, maintain equipment and the cost for instructors. 
LocalCenter for Arts Education $     3,000 
LocalChild School-Legacy High School $     5,000To provide funding for supplemental reading and math programs, to include both materials and initial and ongoing training for school staff, which will assist in remediation and skill improvement for students. 
LocalChurch of the Epiphany $     5,000To provide meals for the homeless and needy, to operate assistance with food stamps program and distribute donated clothing.
LocalCity Harvest $     2,000To provide food programs for those in need, free of charge.
LocalCity Parks Foundation $   15,000The funds will be used to pay yoga and fitness walking instructors that introduce seniors to athletic activities in a supportive and social environment.
LocalCity University of New York School of Law Foundation $   10,000To support legal services including advice and guidance, offered at the Councilmember’s District Office, or a designated, accessible location within the District; provides multi-lingual, accessible legal services to NYs most vulnerable families in in the 
LocalCivitas Citizens $     2,500To raise recycling rates in the area, CIVITAS plans to build on a recent project at PS07 in East Harlem by collaborating on a recycling program in another CB11 school and a NYCHA development zoned for that school. 
LocalCivitas Citizens $     7,500To improve the access to and public space on the East River, and support community programming to encourage use of the waterfront.
LocalColonial Dames of America $     5,000To support public programs at the museum for families and adults, ten K-12 programs, a summer fellowship program and two History Camps for children 
LocalCommunity Voices Heard $     7,000To conduct a Participatory Budgeting (PB) process in City Council districts in FY 2015. These resources will be put towards citywide and district technical assistance costs and the possible hiring, training, and supervising of canvassers to support the pr
LocalCommunity Voices Heard  $     5,000To conduct outreach and education to increase civic participation among residents living in NY City Housing Authority-managed public housing.
LocalDepartment of Parks and Recreation $     7,500Funds to support Kids in Motion places one Playground Associate in a park/playground five days per week. The staff lead seven hours of free activities for children per week, including organized sports, games, fitness demos, guided walks, and special event
LocalDoe Fund $   20,000Funds to beautify the commercial and residential areas along 2nd ave in district five. 
LocalEast 86th Street Merchants and Residents Association $   10,000 
LocalEleanor Roosevelt High School  $   10,000Science (STEM) prototyping equipment & video equipment 
LocalEviction Intervention Services Homelessness Prevention $   20,000To prevent homelessness and promote affordable housing through support for the work of the Affordable Housing Resource Center. Funding will support group meetings, workshops, home visits, legal clinics, SORT, benefits entitlement counseling, landlord/ten 
LocalFour Freedoms Park Conservancy $   10,000 
LocalFractured Atlas Productions $     1,000To serve as the fiscal sponsor for arts organizations and individual artists in all discplines throughout the city, allowing them to apply for grants and accept tax-deductible donations to support their creative projects. To offer liability cov
LocalFriends of Firefighters $     2,500 
LocalFriends of St. Catherines Park $     7,500To sponsor one or more Summer Playground Associates. The Playground Associates provide enriching and entertaining activities for neighborhood  children using the park, including crafts, games and other activities. 
LocalFriends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts $   10,000To maintain and expand architectural education programs teaching building fun, the immigrant history, and the preservation of landmarks.
LocalHistoric Districts Council $     5,000To support funding for programs to educate on ideas, strategies and tools of neighborhood preservation and community development: the Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Tours and Guidebooks and the HDC Annual Preservation Conference. 
LocalHospital Audiences $     3,500To present artistic performances at various health, psychiatric, and medical institutions in Manhattan Council District 5. Funding will be applied to  performing artists’ fees, transportation, monitoring of events, and administration. 
LocalJazzmobile $   10,000To offer the senior citizens of New York City a Spring Fling; cabaret-style events that featured a nutritious lunch, a jazz big-band and swing dancers. Funds will be used to pay for entertainment (the band and swing dancers), rental of the facility, cater
LocalLegal Aid Society $   10,000To support Citywide Civil Legal Services in District 5 including housing, education, tax law, health, foreclosure prevention, homeless rights, government  benefits, employment, low-wage worker, immigration, family/domestic violence, law reform, consumer
LocalLegal Information for Families Today (LIFT)  $     2,500To support the production of Legal Resource Guides, which empower citizens with the information to navigate the City’s complex Family Courts. 
LocalLincoln Center for the Performing Arts $     5,000To provide arts programming for students and audiences in District 5. 
LocalManhattan Chamber of Commerce Foundation $   10,000To develop a 2nd Ave app to attract customers to the small businesses along 2nd avenue and to provide marketing opportunities for them to attract young professionals. 
LocalMFY Legal Services $     5,000To provide free civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers. 
LocalNeighborhood Coalition for Shelter $   10,000Funding to provide accurate, actionable, and local human service information in the hands of program guests who may need and seek a variety of services. To fulfill requests for information, resources, and referrals on the spot and provide at least 3 reso 
LocalNew York City Coalition Against Hunger $     2,500Funding will support NYCCAH programs that connect low-income New Yorkers to nutrition benefits, conduct volunteer recruitment and provide technical assistance to soup kitchens and food pantries citywide. 
LocalNew York City Housing Authority - Lexington Houses Residents Association  $     1,525To fund the resident associations' Annual Family BBQ as a focus for community gathering
LocalNew York State Tenants and Neighbors Information Service $     5,000To provide counseling and referrals to individual tenants with housing problems; educate tenants who live in affordable housing about their rights; conduct skills-building and leadership development trainings for grassroots tenant leaders; help tenants wh
LocalNY Common Pantry  $   10,000To support food programs for the needy, including, Pantry's Choice Pantry program, Hot Meal Program, and brown bag lunches.
LocalOpenPlans $   10,000To support an introductory program to help community organizations and the public understand Vision Zero quickly. It is designed to be interactive and engaging and is for people who may have little knowledge about livable streets
LocalParticipatory Budgeting Project $     7,000To educate the public about participatory budgeting and develop the capacity of residents to engage in budget discussions. These resources will be put towards staffing, materials and overhead costs for: Promoting and conducting workshops
LocalPublic School 151 - Yorkville Community School $     4,075Funding to provide for Second Grade and Fourth Grade - New-York Historical Society Educators work with every class each month over the course of an academic year, delivering hands-on social studies programs that align with the Social Studies Scope
LocalPublic School 151 - Yorkville Community School $     3,200Second Grade Musical Introduction Series: 12 In-School Instructional Sessions/ 4 Professional Concerts at the 92nd St This dynamic and culturally rich program introduces students to the world of music, both in the concert hall and in the classroom, connec
LocalPublic School 151 - Yorkville Community School $     4,000First Grade Chorus Program - 16 Weeks of Artists’ Residencies; Planning Sessions & Workshops & Performances. Teaching Artist in Chorus for 1st grade: October, 2012-May, 2013. Classes will be held on Wednesday throughout the year. In this program, students
LocalPublic School 151 - Yorkville Community School  $     4,000Funds to support STEM Program Services - Throughout this curriculum, students investigate the components of LEGO robotics: LEGO WEDO Education software, design journaling, robot construction, programming and problem solving.
LocalPublic School 158 - The Bayard Taylor School  $     5,000Technology maintenance.
LocalPublic School 183 - Robert Louis Stevenson $     5,000Computrace Software - Required anti-theft software “Computrace Complete" for Mac laptops
LocalPublic School 198 - The Isidor and Ida Straus School  $   10,000To support ballroom dancing for 4th graders for Rosies Theater Kids for 5th grade. 
LocalPublic School 198 - The Isidor and Ida Straus School  $     5,000To fund two enrichment programs for the students; Dancing Classrooms and Rosie's Theater Kids. 
LocalPublic School 217 - The Roosevelt Island School  $   20,000School residencies such as Ballroom Dancing, Yoga, Salvadori Center/ urban planning, NY Historical Society, STUDIO in a School, Drama and Character development.
LocalPublic School 527 - East Side School for Social Action $     2,000To continue partnership with the Guggenheim Museum so all students can attend museum programs
LocalPublic School 527 - East Side School for Social Action $     3,200Funding to support Art Farm in the City To continue our partnership with Art Farm in the City so students can learn about animals, their habitats, and what it takes to care for pets
LocalPublic School 527 - East Side School for Social Action $     5,000To continue partnership with Music for Many so each month, students can view an in-school performance from talented artists related to special holidays and events
LocalPublic School 527 - East Side School for Social Action $     6,000To provide Spanish instruction to students as part of  Global Studies theme
LocalPublic School 527 - East Side School for Social Action $     8,000To continue partnership with NY Chess Kids so all students receive weekly instruction in chess
LocalSamaritans of New York $     1,000To support public education program, provides free training, information and resources to lay and professional health providers that work with children, adolescents, family members, elderly, victims of violence, sexual assault and bullying, homeless, immi
LocalSchool of American Ballet $     1,000To support children from throughout NYC to participate in ballet, Funds will be used to assist SAB in providing a diverse population of local students with 40 weeks of ballet training with world-renowned instructors, and will enable SAB to continue educat
LocalUpper Midtown Chabad Lubavitch $     5,000To support year-round programming including the mom-night-out programming, children's events, and cultural events that are open to the entire community.These funds will also go toward  Chicken-soup-express program benefiting local seniors
LocalUrban Justice Center $     5,000To perform community outreach and education for vendors in the district on complying with vending regulations, exercising their rights and civic engagement
LocalUrban Justice Center $     5,000To provide services to tenants in private equity buildings, including: tenants’ rights education, legal assistance during the bidding process to promote the purchase of buildings by responsible owners, and legal advice and representation for tenants facin
YouthTurtle Bay Music School $     5,000To support community programs to provide New Yorkers music lessons and classes, Artist Series Concerts, Cross-Legged Concert Series, Creative Aging, Public School Partnerships, and The Saturday Music Project
YouthYoung Mens and Young Womens Hebrew Association (92nd Street Y) $   45,500To support the Educational Outreach Program, Teens Program literacy projects, scholarship funds, STEM programs or Digital Design Programs.
YouthAssociation to Benefit Children $     5,000To support ABC's youth services program, including recreational programming, academic support, enrichment activities, vocational and college preparatory workshops, therapeutic groups, mentoring support, and program staff
YouthBig Brothers Big Sisters of New York City $     5,000To fund Community-Based Workplace Programs by supporting the staff’s direct client work with CD5 youth, mentors, and families. Staff supervises the mentoring relationships, provide referrals/support services, hold workshops/events, counsel families. 
YouthClass Size Matters $     1,000 
YouthGillen Brewer School $   10,000For operation and maintenance of rooftop space at a school for children with language, emotional, developmental, learning and health-related disabilities.
YouthInwood House $     7,500 
YouthIsland Kids $   15,000To support the Summer Camp program. Funds will be used to offset the costs associated with additional space rental, insurance, art and sports supplies, as well as costs related to expanding the science program to include an animal education component.
YouthLenox Hill Neighborhood House $   20,000To support the Afterschool and Summer Camp programs for low-income children in the East Side Community, operating from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on full days during school holidays
YouthNew York City Urban Debate League $     3,500 
YouthNew York Junior Tennis League $   10,000To provide free recreational tennis and educational programs for beginner andintermediate players, ages 5-18 years in district five during the summer, fall, winter or spring
YouthReach Out and Read of Greater New York $     2,500Support to provide for coordination of literacy services in an already existing infrastructure. Focus on early education: literacy support is provided that focuses on starting strong in the early years and staying with families through to school.
YouthWellness in the Schools $     3,000To support after school nutrition and culinary education courses in a variety of formats depending on the preference of the participating school and availability of staff
YouthYoung Men's Christian Association of Greater New York $     5,000 
YouthYoung People's Chorus of New York City $   12,000 

 

Fiscal Year 2015/16 Funding

You can read our budget allocations below or download them in Open Document Speadsheet (ODS) and Excel (XLS):
Capital ODS / XLS and Expense ODS / XLS

Capital Funding
Capital ODS / XLS

CategoryOrganizationAmountPurpose of funds
Education[02M077] LOWER LAB SCHOOL / [02M198] ISADOR E IDA STRAUSS - SECURITY UPGRADES88,000--BUILDING WIDE NETWORK OF SECURITY CAMERAS
Education[02M114] EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL - ROOFTOP GREENHOUSE300,000--ROOFTOP GREENHOUSE
Education[02M151] YORKVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES AND RENOVATION55,000--SMARTBOARD BUNDLES AND CLASSROOM CONVERSIONS
Education[02M158] BAYARD TAYLOR SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES136,000--DESKTOPS (APPLE) AND PRINTERS
Education[02M167] ROBERT F. WAGNER MIDDLE SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES250,000--SMARTBOARD BUNDLES, LAPTOP CARTS AND SCIENCE CLASSROOMS
Education[02M177] YORKVILLE EAST MIDDLE SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES58,000--SMARTBOARD BUNDLES AND LAPTOP CARTS (APPLE)
Education[02M183] ROBERT L. STEVENSON - MOBILE CLASSROOM52,000--COMBO DESKS, HASKELL ETHOS SERIES
Education[02M225] ELLA BAKER SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES35,000--SMARTBOARD BUNDLES
Education[02M290] MANHATTAN NEW SCHOOL - GREEN ROOF AND TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES520,000--GREEN ROOF AND SMARTBOARD BUNDLES
Education[02M416] ELEANOR ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT UPGRADES70,000--LAPTOP CARTS, AUDITORIUM RISERS AND CAFETERIA TABLES
Education[02M449] VANGUARD HIGH SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES35,000--LAPTOP CARTS
Education[02M459] MANHATTAN INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES35,000--LAPTOP CARTS (APPLE)
Education[02M519] TALENT UNLIMTED HIGH SCHOOL - AUDITORIUM RENOVATION90,000--ACOUSITICAL WORK AND SOUND SYSTEM UPGRADES
Education[02M527] EAST SIDE SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL ACTION - AUDITORIUM RENOVATION105,000--IMPROVEMENTS TO STAGE LIGHTING AND CURTAINS
Education[02M565] URBAN ACADEMY LABORATORY HIGH - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES70,000--LAPTOP CARTS
Education[02M655] LIFE SCIENCES SECONDARY SCHOOL - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES35,000--LAPTOP CARTS
Education[75M138] PS138@MS114 - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES35,000--COMPUTERS, INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS AND ADAPTIVE KEYBOARDS
Education[75M226] P226@JREC - TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT UPGRADES35,000--SMARTBOARD BUNDLES, NOTEBOOK SECURITY CART FOR LAPTOPS (APPLE) AND WALL DIVIDER
Education[PB] [02M151] Yorkville Community School - Rooftop play space500,000Enclose rooftop yard
Education[PB] [02M217] Roosevelt Island School - Green roof500,000Green roof
HousingHOLMES TOWERS HOUSES - SECURITY UPGRADES500,000--ADDITIONAL SECURITY CAMERAS
HousingLEXINGTON HOUSES - GROUNDS UPGRADES385,000--COMMUNITY GARDEN
HousingLEXINGTON HOUSES - SECURITY UPGRADES500,000--ADDITIONAL SECURITY CAMERAS
HousingROBBINS PLAZA - EQUIPMENT UPGRADE50,000--INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL BENCHES
HousingSTANLEY ISAAC'S NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER - BUILDING RENOVATIONS350,000IMPROVEMENTS TO CEILINGS, WINDOWS AND ROOF OF THE SENIOR CENTER AND AFTER-SCHOOL LEARNING CENTER. (*Requested by Council Member, Does Not Appear in FY16 Budget.)
ParksAsphalt Green - Pool filter upgrades100,000Upgrade two existing pool filtration systems
ParksDepartment of Parks and Recreation61,000System of Physical Parks Improvements to Minimize Pests Including Dog Runs and Solar Compactors
ParksJOHN JAY PARK - GREEN SPACE IMPROVEMENTS50,000--CREATION OF A SENIOR SPACE

Expense Funding
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CategoryOrganizationAmountPurpose of funds
AgingAlzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association - New York City, Inc.$1,000To fund, Medic Alert Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return, a nationwide wanderers program working at the local community level dedicated to finding people with memory disorders, who wander or become lost, and return them safely to their homes.
AgingCarter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc., The$15,000To support the Community Elder Mistreatment and Abuse Prevention Program. The staff performs extensive outreach, conducting seminars on personal Senior Safety at senior centers throughout Council District 5.
AgingJewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)$1,000To support JASA Sundays providing educational opportunities and  promote leadership and civic involvement. 
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$5,000To fund the East Side Transportation Program which provides transportation services to older adult clients in District 5.
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$5,000To support the East Side Case Management Consortium, a network of social service providers on the East Side of Manhattan who have a long history of collaboration: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, The Carter Burden Center for Aging and Search and Care.
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$5,000To fund the Center at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House which serves seniors with programming ranging from literature and foreign language to belly dancing and Tai Chi, in addition to three nutritious meals on site.
AgingNew York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc.$10,000To support the Home Sharing and Respite Care Program. The programs respite care component provides certified in-home attendants to help elderly persons who are attempting to manage at home alone or whose caregivers have become ill or are temporarily away, to assist them with personal care, meal preparation, shopping, escorting, light housekeeping and laundry.
AgingOlder Adults Technology Services (OATS), Inc.$5,000To fund a range of free technology-based programming that empowers older New Yorkers to become more socially and civically engaged, lead healthier lives, enjoy greater financial security, and engage in lifelong learning and creative expression.
AgingRoosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA, Inc.)$30,000To fund programming for seniors at the center offering different exercise classes to better enhance the livelihood of our senior population: tai chi, zumba, pilates, yoga, building strength ,salsa, arts and crafts and computers.
AgingSearch and Care, Inc.$5,000To provide comprehensive fee-free care management services for vulnerable older men and women living in Yorkville, Carnegie Hill, and East Harlem.
AgingServices and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, Inc. (SAGE)$1,000To support programming through the SAGE Center,a full time senior center for LGBT older adults.Services include employment assistance, benefits counseling, legal and financial planning, educational offerings, health and wellness programs such as HIV and aging education, cancer support groups and congregate meals.
AgingStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$20,000Funding for Senior Services in support of wellness, nutrition, and fitness activities including the cost of instructors and supplies.
AgingVocal Ease, Inc.$2,000Funds are for the production of on-site cabaret-style performances for senior citizens at hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers and senior residences.
AgingVolunteers of Legal Service, Inc.$5,000To fund the Elderly Project staff and pro bono attorneys in District 5 who provide services to low-income Manhattan seniors, and to the social workers and advocates who assist them. These services include direct counseling on critical issues involving housing, government benefits, and consumer debt, and the drafting and execution of wills, powers of attorney, and other essential life-planning documents.
Anti-PovertyChurch of the Epiphany$5,000To fund food, supplies and preparation of meals for the hungry at the soup kitchen as well offer food stamp screening.
Anti-PovertyCity Harvest, Inc.$1,000To fund the food rescue program, collecting excess food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it, free of charge, to a network of community food programs.
Anti-PovertyCityMeals on Wheels$1,000To support operational expenses for food costs and vehicle maintenance.
Anti-PovertyCouncil on the Environment, Inc.$15,000To support GrowNYC projects and programs including the Greenmarket,Fresh Food Box, Open Space Greening, School Gardens, and the Office of Recycling Outreach and Education.
Anti-PovertyHousing Court Answers, Inc.$2,000To support a housing information hotline, provide educational materials for tenants on Housing Court, offer referrals to charities, legal service providers and social service organizations to people facing eviction and to fund the creation and distribution of tenant guides to Housing Court.
Anti-PovertyJewish Board of Family and Children's Services, Inc. (aka Pride of Judea)$1,000To support health education and work with adolescents in schools as well as with children under five with on the autism spectrum and with developmental disabilities, and transportation operations.
LocalAmerican-Italian Cancer Foundation$10,000To support a no-cost Breast Cancer Screening Program and education services on our Mobile Care Clinic.
LocalAmigos del Museo del Barrio$3,000To support the Making Connections program, artist-in-residency partnerships with schools and community organizations.
LocalAsphalt Green, Inc.$7,500To support Asphalt Green's Waterproofing and Recess Enhancement Programs in District 5 as well as the Annual Snowman Competition and Sprinkler Day.
LocalBayard Taylor School [02M158] $7,500To fund in school Cultural and STEM education enrichment.
LocalCitizens Committee for New York City, Inc.$1,000To fund the Neighborhood Grants program for skills building workshops, one-on-one project planning assistance and an equipment loan library to volunteer led groups.
LocalCity University of New York School of Law Foundation, Inc., The$10,000To support legal services clinic including advice and guidance in District 5.
LocalCivitas Citizens, Inc.$5,000To fund work for an improved East River Esplanade park, address the deteriorated condition of the Esplanade and a documented lack of park space in the eastern portion of Manhattan as well as conducting outreach, raising awareness and working with residents.
LocalCivitas Citizens, Inc.$5,000To study and research contextual development, create opportunities for economic growth through neighborhood-scale retail and commercial uses on avenues and major crosstown streets and expand affordable housing opportunities.
LocalCivitas Citizens, Inc.$28,500To provide help education, training and community engagement around land use.
LocalColonial Dames of America$5,000To fund cultural and educational K-12 programs in District 5
LocalDances Patrelle, Inc.$5,000To refurbish the Yorkville Nutcracker's original sets and costumes including back drop repair, replacement of party scene tree, new snow scene legs, Sugar Plum Fairy tutu/Cavalier tunic and various costumes/props.
LocalDepartment of Education$5,000To fund "Teacher's Choice" to reimburse teachers in schools in Council District 5 for the purchase of classroom supplies of their choice.  Purchases are made for appropriate educational materials for classroom use or other professional assignments.
LocalDepartment of Parks and Recreation$7,500To provide support for a senior fitness class at John Jay Park.
LocalDepartment of Parks and Recreation $7,500To provide funding for a Kids-in-Motion playground associate at St. Catherine's Park.
LocalDepartment of Transportation$3,000To support a commercial bike forum.
LocalDepartment of Transportation$3,500To sponsor a bike helmet fitting and give away program in District 05.
LocalDOROT, Inc.$1,000To support the Homelessness Prevention Program which responds to the needs of underserved homeless New York City seniors.
LocalEast 69th Street Association, Inc.$1,000To funds seasonal plantings in all of the tree pits along both sides of 69th Street.
LocalEast 86th Street Merchants and Residents Association, Inc.$10,000To fund program that addresses quality of life issues, sanitation, overcrowded streets, transit services, advocate for services that meet the needs of the community,outreach to stakeholders to identify issues related to the expansion of residential and commercial development.
LocalEast Side School for Social Action [02M527] $3,000To fund school enrichment activities.
LocalEleanor Roosevelt High School [02M416] $10,000To fund the Model UN and Law team.
LocalElla Baker School [02M225] $5,500To support academic afterschool and summer enrichment activities.
LocalEviction Intervention Services Homelessness Prevention, Inc.$10,000To provide homelessness prevention services including:  Housing Clinics - individual consults with experienced Landlord/Tenant Mediation, Assistance withPayback of Rental Arrears, Benefits Entitlement Counseling and Space Organization Resources and Tools for those confronting hoarding so extreme they risk being evicted.
LocalFour Freedoms Park Conservancy, Inc.$10,000To support summer concerts such as musical and dance performances.
LocalFractured Atlas Productions, Inc.$3,000To provide technical assisitance to artists by providing education about liability and insurance policies, identifying venues and patron relationship management.
LocalFriends of Firefighters, Inc.$2,500To support the Outreach Program to provide information and psycho-education about services FoF provides to FDNY active and retired firefighters and their family members.
LocalFriends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts$10,000To maintain and expand architectural education programs taught during the school day to first through fifth grade students.
LocalGillen Brewer School, Inc., The$5,000For operation and maintenance of rooftop space at a school for children with language, emotional, developmental, learning and health-related disabilities
LocalHealth Advocates for Older People, Inc.$2,000To fund the Healthy Aging Program which promotes maintenance of physical and mental health with a series of exercise classes, wellness programs, intellectual stimulation activities and safe environment assessments for our neighborhood elderly.  Exercise classes promote flexibility, balance, muscle strength, and agility, all of which help to prevent falls and injures and help elders to remain mobile.
LocalHistoric Districts Council, Inc.$5,000To fund the Preservation School, a program to provide community advocates with the knowledge  skills needed to preserve  shape the character of neighborhoods. The series of 8 evening classes includes such topics as research, reading architectural plans, building types  styles, materials  zoning. 
LocalHospital Audiences, Inc.$3,500Funding will be applied to performing artists’ fees, transportation, monitoring and adminstration.
LocalInterSchool Orchestras of New York Inc.$3,000To provide free weekly music lessons for beginning and intermediate students at the Julia Richman Education Complex on East 67th Street. An instrument introduction event and a free concert at the school will be used to encourage children to participate. Children who cannot afford an instrument can be loaned one for no cost. Additionally, these students will receive reduced or free tuition to participate in ISO’s orchestras or band.
LocalJazzmobile, Inc.$3,500To fund Summerfest, a free Concert series to bring Jazz, Blues, and Salsa: masters, legends, and emerging artists, into communities throughout NYC.
LocalJunior High Annex [02M226] $3,500To provide support for Literacy and Math In-Class Materials.
LocalLegal Aid Society$5,000To support Citywide Civil Legal Services in District 5 including housing, education, tax law, health, foreclosure prevention, homeless rights, government benefits, employment, low-wage worker, immigration, family/domestic violence, law reform, consumer law, elder law, disability law, and community development work.
LocalLegal Information for Families Today (LIFT)$2,500 To support the production of our Legal Resource Guides with the information to navigate the City’s complex Family Courts.
LocalLesbian & Gay Community Services Center, Inc. (LGBT Center)$1,000To support the LGBT Community Crisis Intervention program which provides crisis support and information to assist LGBT individuals. Common areas of assistance are HIV/AIDS support, immigration resources, addiction recovery counseling, and housing  medical assistance.
LocalLife Sciences Secondary School [02M655]$2,000To fund school enrichment activities.
LocalManhattan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.$7,500To support an economic development program to identify empty storefronts, analyze industry sectors, identify MMBE owned businesses and provide resources and education to the business owners in supporting their long term success both from a technical perspective and marketing perspective to attract new customers and tourists.

The program’s data will be made available to the public and will allow to trends to be monitored in a proactive versus reactive manner.
LocalManhattan International High School [02M459] $2,000To fund school enrichment activities.
LocalMedicare Rights Center, Inc.$3,000To lead a Town Hall Enrollment and Outreach Day in District 5, educating residents on state and federal Medicare-related benefits and follow up to assist with completing applications.
LocalMet Council Research and Educational Fund, Inc.$5,000Funds will be used to support the Walk-in Clinic as well as to research and build a list of affordable and rent regulated housing.
LocalMetropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty, Inc.$1,000To support the social services department  and underwrite the cost of case workers who help clients under threat of eviction or utility shutoff, those who cannot pay medical bills and have other emergencies.
LocalMFY Legal Services, Inc.$8,000To provide free legal assistance — from advice to full representation — to low-income New Yorkers on housing, public benefits, disability rights, employment, consumer, foreclosure, nursing home, and family matters.
LocalMuseum of Jewish Heritage$3,000To support education for public school students with tours of our Core Exhibition, innovative curricula, pre- and post-visit materials, interfaith programs, Holocaust Survivor presentations, and online activities suit different learning styles as well as professional development seminars for classroom teachers with the latest pedagogical tools in Holocaust education, and our internship for high school students offer practical experience and paid employment.
LocalMuseum of the City of New York$3,000To fund New York at Its Core, a major exhibition on the city’s sweeping 400 year history opening in February 2016.
LocalNew York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.$5,000To fund programs that connect low-income New Yorkers to fresh produce and government nutrition benefits and to recruit volunteers and provide technical assistance to kitchens and pantries citywide so that they can better meet the needs of their clients.
LocalNew York City Housing Authority$1,250To fund tenant association events for Holmes Towers.
LocalNew York City Housing Authority$1,250To fund tenant association events Lexington Houses.
LocalNew York City Housing Authority$1,250To fund tenant association events Robbins Plaza.
LocalNew York City Housing Authority$1,250To fund tenant association events Stanley Isaacs.
LocalNew York City Police Department - 114th Precinct$1,000To support the Police Explorers program.
LocalNew York City Police Department - 17th Precinct$1,000To provide support for the Precinct Community Council.
LocalNew York City Police Department - 19th Precinct$2,500To provide support for the Precinct Community Council.
LocalNew York City Police Department - 19th Precinct$2,500To purchase bikes for the NYPD.
LocalNew York City Police Department - 23rd Precinct$1,000To provide support for the Precinct Community Council.
LocalNew York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.$10,000To provide free, civil legal services to underserved neighborhoods where vulnerable individuals face numerous barriers to accessing legal services. NYLAG attorneys and financial counselors will provide service on a broad range of matters, including immigration, family law, housing, public benefits, healthcare and home care, advance planning, consumer protection, guardianship and elder abuse.
LocalNew York Library Association$5,000To establish five Literary Landmarks in district 5 during the year.  Each designation will have a program open to the public that will have speakers who will explain the literary significance of the site.  The bronze plaque will be unveiled at each dedication.  The funding will be for the bronze plaque, research of potential sites, planning  coordinating the event and administrative services.
LocalNew York Road Runners, Inc.$3,500To support a community run and walk program in District 5
LocalNew York State Tenants and Neighbors Information Service, Inc.$5,000To expand programs for tenant education, counseling and organizing in rent regulated, Mitchell Lama and Project-Based Section 8 buildings; help individual tenants- solve problems regarding leases, overcharges and other housing issues;  notify eligible tenants about the newly-expanded Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption and help them apply for this important protection; and guide tenants through complicated administrative processes.
LocalNon-Traditional Employment for Women$1,000Funding will train women in core and advanced, specialized trainings, placing women in mid-wage positions in the skilled trades. To expand its community partnerships, Career  Technical Education High Schools, and NYCHA to focus on recruiting graduating high school seniors and NYC public housing residents for a two-week Boot Camp Introductory Training Program, with the goal of offering an enhanced support network.
LocalOffice of Emergency Management$3,000To fund an Emergency Preparedness Event with giveaway of Go Bags and Go Bag Kits
LocalOffice of Emergency Management$5,000To fund CERT Roosevelt Island, CERT UES and CERT Manhattan 8
LocalParticipatory Budgeting Project, Inc.$5,000To provide funding for educating the community /public about the City Council, civic participation and engagement in the New York City budgeting process
LocalParticipatory Politics Foundation$5,000To bring Councilmatic, as a free and open-source public resource using open civic data from the New York City Council. Councilmatic will be maintained and operated by PPDF to provide an independent user-friendly and more-accessible portal to the NYC legislative process, serving as a transparency resource and the foundation for a unique engagement platform. Councilmatic will offer pages for every council member and legislative item, to track and share official information about issues and committees in the NYC Council. Councilmatic will enable translation of legislative process into other languages and plain-language summaries of major legislation, for greater public participation.
LocalPro Bono Net$5,000To provide LiveHelp online chat/legal assistance in English and Spanish. Training and outreach to constituency and social services, libraries, CBOs, senior services, etc. about availability of online legal help, selfhelp know your rights materials, mobile site access, referrals, multilingual resources and staffing support. Keeping library of resources and referrals up to date.
LocalProgressive Technology Project$20,000To improve and implement CiviCRM, an open source tool that is available for free download by all New Yorkers that would facilitate client relationtionship management (CRM).
LocalRobert Louis Stevenson [02M183]$1,000To support a school art show.
LocalRooftop Films, Inc.$5,000To host public screenings outdoors in the summer of 2016.
LocalRoosevelt Island Disabled Association$5,000To fund bus transportation cost: Bus drivers, Insurance, costs to maintain and repair bus as needed. Bus needs Heat and AC repair and repairs of its lending wheelchairs and scooters Communications Phone and Fax and Internet access Postage, Office and printing supplies Paper and plastic Supplies for pot luck dinners held through the year along with a Thanksgiving Day meal.
LocalRoosevelt Island Historical Society$5,000Funds will be used to support the visitors center, activities including programs, lectures and tours, and maintenance and dissemination of artifacts and historical documents.  Support services include landscaping, consumable supplies, and utilities and telephone.
LocalSAC Sutton Area Community, Inc.$5,000To enhance the quality of life in the Sutton area by engaging seniors and other residents and businesses by supporting the Taste of Sutton Program
LocalSamaritans of New York, Inc.$1,000To support suicide prevention community resource program, increase residents’ ability to access needed mental health and substance abuse services. Program provides the information and resources high-risk individuals (and their caregivers) need to access the type of help and support that fits their personal, social and cultural needs, from treatment through discharge and follow-up. Funds are for district resource guide, outreach campaign,  site visits to schools, neighborhood centers, places of worship, etc.
LocalService Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)$2,000To support the delivery of mental health care to older adults.  Specific services include evaluations, psychotherapy, medication management, specialized substance abuse counseling and integrated physical and behavioral health care.
LocalTank, Ltd.$5,000To provide free and subsidized rehearsal hours for emerging artists, to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work. Artists developing and premiering new plays, dance, and music receive additional free space as requested.
LocalUpper Green Side, Inc.$5,000To fund Shred-A-THon paper shredding events, as well as implementing/supporting other recycling initiatives (electronics, clothing, corks, CFLs, eye glasses, household batteries).
LocalUrban Academy Laboratory High School [02M565] $2,000To support the Reading Initiative for New Books.
LocalUrban Academy Laboratory High School [02M565] $3,000To support academic enrichment and tutoring programs.
LocalUrban Justice Center$5,000To help groups of tenants through tenants’ rights education, legal assistance during the bidding process to promote the purchase of buildings by responsible owners, and legal advice and representation for tenants facing rent increases, eviction, and a lack of repairs.
LocalVanguard High School [02M449] $5,000To fund in school programing with Girls Who Code.
LocalVISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired$1,000To provide public education on eye disease and blindness prevention to seniors, healthcare professionals and organizations.
LocalVoices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)$1,000To conduct a series of trainings about accessing housing, rights as a tenant and assistance with finding housing as well as providing resources such as real estate lists.
LocalYork Theatre Company Inc.$5,000To fund The York Theatre Companys Developmental Reading Series for public schools in District 5
LocalYorkville East Middle School [02M177]$10,000To support afterschool programing with Marqui Studios.
YouthAuxilliary Police Supervisorsbenevolent Association of NYC, Inc.$3,500To fund games, marketing, promotion, food, youth initiatives and materials associated with National Night Out costs.
YouthBig Apple Circus, Ltd.$5,000To support Circus For All, an access program designed to ensure that everyone can attend the circus, regardless of economic barriers. The program provides free and deeply discounted tickets each year to low-income children, families, and seniors in New York City.
YouthBig Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Inc.$5,000To fund mentoring support services to promote positive outcomes and youth choice, voice, and personal accountability. Funds support staff time for volunteer mentor training/screening, case management, counseling/problem-solving, referrals to meet needs (health, academic, legal assistance),  workshop planning and execution.
YouthBike New York, Inc.$5,000To provide Learn to Ride classes for kids on Roosevelt Island and to purchase helmets to give away to kids at these classes.
YouthCenter For Independence Of The Disabled In New York, Inc.$5,000To fund Step Up ,a transition program that helps students with intellectual and learning disabilities to develop marketable soft-skills for their post-secondary life.
YouthChabad-Lubavitch Of The Upper East Side, Inc.$5,000To support afterschool programing for the youth of District 5
YouthChess-in-the-Schools, Inc.$10,000To fund the Scholastic Tournament Program for a Chess Tournament in District 5. The tournament will be offered free of charge to competitors and are open to all children in New York City.
YouthGeneration Citizen, Inc.$3,500To fund an educational program for a civics course using a peer-to-near-peer mentorship model. Students build consensus around a personally relevant issue (e.g., teen pregnancy), analyze its underlying root causes, and develop and execute a strategic action plan to address the problem. Over the term, students learn civic knowledge and skills (including research, public speaking, and group collaboration) to utilize throughout their lives. Finally, students participate in “Civics Day,” presenting  their plans to public officials, fellow classes, and other community members.
YouthInwood House$5,000To fund the Educational Guidance Program which provides pregnant at-risk teens specialized resources to help them complete secondary school and pursue postsecondary education.
YouthLenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$15,000To support the Afterschool and Summer Camp programs for low-income children on the East Side.The Afterschool program serves children throughout the academic year with an emphasis on arts education and aquatics. The Summer Camp offers specialty camps in dance, drama, music and visual arts, as well as three nutritious daily meals.
YouthMain Street Theatre Dance Alliance$5,000Funds will be used to provide tools and materials for sets, costumes and lighting for student productions for the 2015 season.
YouthNew York Cares, Inc.$1,000To support personnel for Youth Education programming, which helps disadvantaged children and teens to gain the literacy, math and test-taking skills they need to prepare for college and the workforce.
YouthNew York City Urban Debate League, Inc.$3,500Funds will be used to provide schools in District 5 with free debate education opportunities year round including a district wide debate tournament as well as outreach and programming to schools in the district.
YouthNew York Junior Tennis League$10,000The funds will be used to provide free recreational tennis and educational programs for beginner and intermediate players, ages 5-18 years in district 5 during the summer, fall, winter or spring. Loaner racquets and balls will be provided to all participants. Special events, team tennis tournaments and trips are a regular part of the program schedule.
YouthR&R Concerts, Inc.$5,000To present performances of classical music at the Good Shepherd Center on Roosevelt Island. With no admission fee and complemented by outreach performances for members of the community with limited mobility.
YouthRoosevelt Island Youth Program, Inc.$18,500To fund piano, drums, guitar and violin lessons to youth ages 8 to 15, beginners and intermediate lessons will be offered.
YouthStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$5,000To provide funding for Cyclopedia, a bicycling program for youth. Cyclopedia works in a 7-week summer cycling program for a series of rides that are planned out by the youth with monthly rides  during the school year.  In addition to promoting health and wellness, youth increase their knowledge of mapping, geography, and New York City history. Children utilize technology to document and share their experiences using a weekly blog format.
YouthStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$5,000To support the Youth Employment and Education Services (YES) program at New York City Public Housing (NYCHA) Developments. YES works with 17-24 year old youth with low academic skills, high social barriers, and lack of connection to work or school and provides them with job training in four sector-based employment pathways: Home Health Aide, Child Care, Customer Service/Hospitality, and Food Service.
YouthStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$10,000To support the Afterschool Program at the Youth and Family Services building at 1792 First Avenue with afterschool activities and an all-day summer camp.
YouthStoryCorps, Inc.$5,000To support the Island Kids Summer Camp which serves children aged 4-10. Activities include swimming, sports, art, science, theater and music.
YouthYoung Men's & Young Women's Hebrew Association$15,000To support programming including the Educational Outreach Programs including free Poetry Center Schools Project, Teens Program and Literacy Projects providing writing instruction and literary presentations to immigrant New Yorkers and those seeking GEDs, in partnership with East Harlems Union Settlement Association in District 5.
YouthYoung People's Chorus of New York City, Inc.$5,000To support staff as they prepare lessons for the core after-school component of YPC’s Choral Literacy and Performance Program, as well as in YPC’s Satellite Schools Program in New York City public schools. 

Speaker Capial Funding for Projects Requested by Council Member Kallos
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Project titleAmount
Asphalt Green513,000
Museum of Jewish Heritage934000
New York Public Library [Roosevelt Island Branch]1,500,000
NYC Parks - East Harlem Esplanade3,000,000

Speaker Expense Funding for Projects Requested by Council Member Kallos
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OrganizationAmountPurpose of funds
92nd Street Y (Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association)$75,000Funds will continue to support programming at 92nd Street Y that is free-of-charge for the participants. The Educational Outreach Program brings high quality programming and instruction in music, dance, visual arts, literature, and science to over 7,500 at-risk New York City public school students. The Teens Program provides free civics, leadership and community service education and opportunities to over 1,200 middle and high school students. Literacy Projects, provide ESL, writing instruction, and exceptional literary presentations to 280 immigrant New Yorkers and those seeking GEDs.
Asphalt Green, Inc.$175,000Funding for The Waterproofing Program serving over 1,300 children/year in a free swim program during the school day, and the REP program which transforms the recess period from an often dangerous, chaotic situation into a safe, fun and active time.
Carter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc., The$80,000To support and enhance 10 core programs: the Social Service Unit, Community Elder Mistreatment Abuse Prevention Program, Carter Burden Senior Program, C.V. Starr Adult Day Services, Covello Senior. Program, Volunteer Services, Case Management Unit, Making Art Work, Carter Burden Gallery. Services provided include counseling, case assistance, advocacy, information, referral, help with benefit applications, senior center programming, social model adult day, volunteer programs, arts & craft classes, access to cultural events.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$40,000Funding for the East Side Case Management Consortium. The East Side Case Management Consortium is a network of experienced social service providers on the East Side of Manhattan who have a long history of collaboration: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, The Carter Burden Center for Aging and Search and Care. These organizations are long-standing service providers to the older adults in the community and experts in the field of aging.
Medicare Rights Center, Inc.$70,000Medicare Rights will provide counseling, intensive case and legal assistance, and help enrolling in public benefits to thousands of seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers who are confused by or unable to pay the costs associated with health insurance. Medicare Rights will grow its Spanish-language Helpline for Spanish speaking Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers and promote these resources to residents citywide.
New York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.$50,000Funding will increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps and other nutrition assistance benefits, and to assist low-income households citywide who remain eligible to retain benefits. This program improves the nutritional status of recipients and reduces their need for food from Emergency Food Providers. Additionally, we will conduct technical assistance to soup kitchens, food pantries and community based organizations.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc.$60,000Funding will support the citywide Home Sharing and Respite Care Program.
New York State Tenants and Neighbors Information Service, Inc.$100,000The funding will be used to: 1) provide counseling and referrals to individual tenants with housing problems; 2) educate tenants who live in affordable housing about their rights; 3) conduct skills-building and leadership development trainings for grassroots tenant leaders; 4) help tenants who live in affordable housing organize strong and democratic tenant associations; and 5) help tenant associations carry out campaigns around issues of concern in their buildings, such as tenant harassment, poor conditions, or a threat to long-term affordability.
Older Adults Technology Services (OATS, Inc.)$25,000Funding would support efforts to offer technology training to older adults in diverse districts across NYC.
Roosevelt Island Youth Program, Inc.$25,000To support a community Youth Center which will operate afterschool and on weekends to offer computer labs, music programs, game room, television room, educational programming, SAT Prep and High school prep classes.
Urban Justice Center$50,000To fund the costs of a new commissary cooperative for street vendors.

 

Fiscal Year 2016/17 Funding

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Capital Funding
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CategoryOrganizationAmountProject TitlePurpose of Funds
SpeakerAsphalt Green$1,515,000Lobby Expansion & Locker UpgradesExpansion of the AquaCenter lobby adding 1,800 square feet of additional space and upgrading the first floor locker rooms, showers, toilets and vanity areas as well as the inclusion of a family / gender neutral locker room.
CommunityAsphalt Green$150,000Lobby Expansion & Locker UpgradesExpansion of the AquaCenter lobby adding 1,800 square feet of additional space and upgrading the first floor locker rooms, showers, toilets and vanity areas as well as the inclusion of a family / gender neutral locker room.
CommunityStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center$350,000Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood CenterImprovements to ceilings, windows and roof of the senior center and after-school learning center.
SpeakerYoung Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association$674,000Fire Alarm System UpgradeTo replace and upgrade the fire alarm system, in order to provide a safe and code compliant environment for 92Y’s programs, with a state-of-the-art digital system that will comply with future code requirements.
CommunityYoung Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association $85,000Fire Alarm System UpgradeTo replace and upgrade the fire alarm system, in order to provide a safe and code compliant environment for 92Y’s programs, with a state-of-the-art digital system that will comply with future code requirements.
Education[02M114] East Side Middle School $300,000GreenroofFunding a rooftop greenhouse.
Education[02M151] Yorkville Community School $35,000Technology upgradesTo provide laptop carts to address the school's computing needs.
Education[02M158] Bayard Taylor $35,000Technology upgradesScience Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Improvements
Education[02M177] Yorkville East Middle School $35,000Technology upgradesTo provide laptop carts to address the school's computing needs.
Education[02M183] Robert L. Stevenson $46,000Technology upgradesTo provide technology integration panels to address the school's computing needs.
Education[02M198] Isador E. Ida Straus / [02M077] Lower Lab School $250,000Cooling systemRoof mounted split system air conditioning
Education[02M217] Roosevelt Island School $500,000STEM Green Roof for P.S./I.S. 217Finalize funding to build a STEM Green Roof atop P.S. /I.S. 217. Transform 6,750 square feet of unused P.S./I.S. 217 school roof into an outdoor learning hub for science, math, nutrition and the arts.
Education[02M290] Manhattan New School $500,000Rooftop Greenhouse at P.S. 290Construction of a greenhouse as part of the roof project at PS290. The 800sf greenhouse will provide opportunities to enhance the school's STEAM curricula & create desperately needed play space.
Education[02M519] Talent Unlimited High School $35,000Technology upgradesTo provide laptop carts to address the school's computing needs.
Education[02M527] East Side School for Social Action $35,000Security upgradesTo fund security equipment, surveillance cameras and door lockdown equipment.
EducationP.S. 77, P.S. 198, P.S. 290, P.S./I.S. 217, M. 225, Eleanor Roosevelt, Urban Academy, Vanguard, Manhattan International, and Life Sciences $350,000Computer Carts for 10 Schools32 computers per cart for: P.S. 77, P.S. 198, P.S. 290, P.S./I.S. 217, M. 225, Eleanor Roosevelt, Urban Academy, Vanguard, Manhattan International, and Life Sciences, serving over 5000 students.
ParksDepartment of Parks and Recreation $1,200,000East River Esplanade ImprovementsEsplanade improvements with irrigation, waterfountain, benches, planters with low stainless steel railings, replacing damaged pavers, sound barriers increase from 4 feet to 8 feet and such other work as is necessary to repair the area from 68th to 70th Streets.
ParksDepartment of Parks and Recreation $500,000East River Esplanade ImprovementsEsplanade improvements for John Finley Walk from 81st to 84th Streets including replacing lighting as well as adding benches, planters, irrigation, and waterfountains, along with removing gates at 83rd and 84th Streets.
ParksDepartment of Parks and Recreation $450,000Carl Schurz Park ImprovementsFully fund full renovation of playground.
ParksDepartment of Parks and Recreation $300,000Ruppert Park ImprovmentsBeautify the park and address soil erosion by building terraces with plantings throughout, as well as removing overgrown and dead plants.
ParksDepartment of Parks and Recreation $150,000East River Esplanade ImprovementsInstall an irrigation line at East 96th Street and possibly further south along the esplanade.
ParksDepartment of Parks and Recreation $44,000Tree Guards for Distrct 5Installation of tree guards as new trees are planted within City Council District 5
SpeakerDepartment of Parks and Recreation$3,000,000East River Esplanade 

 

Expense Funding
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CategoryOrganizationAmountPurpose of Funds
AgingAlzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association - New York City, Inc.$1,000To fund Medic Alert, a nationwide wanderers program working at the local community level. The program will provide an ID bracelet, wallet cards and other identifiers for persons with dementia who reside in Council District 5 and wander so they can be assisted quickly and returned home. Program will be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 website.
AgingCarter Burden Center for the Aging, Inc., The$15,000To support the lunch program which provides socialization, recreation and education as well as on-site meals, classes, trips and special events public noticed through Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
AgingDances Patrelle, Inc.$5,000To provide 250 free tickets to the Yorkville Nutcracker for seniors at senior centers in District 5: Stanley Isaacs, Carter Burden, Lenox Hill and Roosevelt Island that are publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
AgingDOROT, Inc.$15,000To support the University Without Walls, Door to Door and kosher meals programs for seniors living in Council District 5.
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$5,000To fund the East Side Transportation Program which provides transportation services to older adult clients in District 5.
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$5,000To support the East Side Case Management Consortium, a network of social service providers on the East Side of Manhattan who have a long history of collaboration: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, The Carter Burden Center for Aging and Search and Care.
AgingLenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$5,000To fund the Center at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House which serves seniors with programming ranging from literature and foreign language to belly dancing and Tai Chi, in addition to three nutritious meals on site.
AgingOlder Adults Technology Services (OATS), Inc.$5,000To fund a free community-based programming for older adults including technology-training and certification classes, workshops and special events, where laptops and internet connections (where necessary) are brought to senior centers in Council District 5 including but not limited to Stanley Isaacs, Carter Burden, Lenox Hill, and Roosevelt Island that are publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
AgingRoosevelt Island Seniors Association, Inc. (RISA)$27,000To fund programming for seniors at the center offering different exercise and educational classes to better enhance the lives of the senior population: Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates, yoga, strength building, salsa, arts and crafts and computers that are publicly noticed in the monthly Council District 5 newsletter or posted publicly on the Council District 5 website.
AgingSearch and Care, Inc.$5,000To provide comprehensive fee-free care management services for vulnerable older men and women living in District 5.
AgingStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$20,000To fund senior services in support of wellness, nutrition, and fitness activities including the cost of instructors and supplies publicly noticed in the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and the Council District 5 website.
AgingVocal Ease, Inc.$2,000To fund the production of at least 18 on-site cabaret-style performances for senior citizens at hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers and senior residences in Council District 5 with at least 1 months notice to the general public.
Anti-PovertyBohemian Brethren Presbyterian Church, a.k.a. Jan Hus Presbyterian Church$5,000To support a monthly focus group, speaker series for veterans in need of housing, government benefits and other social services and to broaden the community network of veterans that are publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter or on the Council District 5 website.
Anti-PovertyChurch of the Epiphany$5,000To fund food, supplies and preparation of meals for the hungry at the soup kitchen as well offer food stamp screenings that are publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
Anti-PovertyCouncil on the Environment, Inc.$15,000To support GrowNYC projects and programs, including Greenmarkets and Fresh Food Box with a pick up location at the City Council District 5 office.
LocalAmerican-Italian Cancer Foundation$10,000To support a no-cost Breast Cancer Screening Program and education services on the Mobile Care Clinic on at least 4 occassions at locations in City Council District 5, Roosevelt Island, Stanley Isaacs, Carter Burden or Lexington Housas or a Senior Center in Council District 5, and publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalAmigos Del Museo Del Barrio, Inc.$3,000To support the Making Connections program, artist-in-residency partnerships with schools and community organizations in Council District 5.
LocalAsphalt Green, Inc.$5,000To support Asphalt Green's Waterproofing and Recess Enhancement Programs for District 5 public schools.
LocalCitizens Committee for New York City, Inc.$7,000To fund Neighborhood Grants program for skills building workshops, one-on-one project planning assistance and an equipment loan library to volunteer led groups for local neighborhood associations.
LocalCity Harvest, Inc.$1,000To fund the food rescue program, collecting excess food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver it, free of charge, to a network of community food programs.
LocalCity Parks Foundation$7,500To support the City Parks Seniors Fitness classes weekly in John Jay Park in City Council District 5 for fall and spring that introduce seniors to athletic activities in a supportive and social environment.  Funding will also support  staff, other program costs and be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalCityMeals on Wheels$1,000To support operational expenses for food costs and vehicle maintenance in order to provide for meals for the homebound elderly.
LocalCivitas Citizens, Inc.$10,000To study and research contextual development, create opportunities for economic growth through neighborhood-scale retail and commercial uses on avenues and major crosstown streets and expand affordable housing opportunities.
LocalColonial Dames of America$5,000To provide educational social studies programs based on NYS Social Studies Curriculum via field trips to students attending PS 158, PS 183, PS 217, PS 77, and PS 290 in Council District 5.
LocalCorbin Hill Food Project, Inc. $5,000To support a Community Box food program at the Lexington Houses NYCHA development.
LocalCUNY School of Law Justice and Auxiliary Servicec Corp$10,000To support legal services clinic twice a month including advice and guidance in City Council District 5 office publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalDepartment of Parks and Recreation$7,500To support a Kids In Motion playground associate for St. Catherine's Park to be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalDepartment of Transportation$5,000To promote safe bicycling with education coupled with a bell and light give away in bike lanes in Council District 5 to at least 1,000 individuals.
LocalDepartment of Transportation$5,000To fund a bike helmet fitting and give away program for at least 4 hours to at least 500 people in District 5.
LocalDepartment of Transportation$3,000To fund canvas of restaurants in Community District 8 with a focus on Council District 5 to inspect and offer a free 90-minute training for commercial cyclists in English, Spanish and Chinese (as well as additional languages that may be offered) and safety equipment for at least 125 participants including but not limited to a reflective vest, front and rear lights, and a safety bell.
LocalDepartment of Transportation$2,000To fund programming on the East 91st Street Play Street such as summer films or winter activities.
LocalEast 86th Street Merchants and Residents Association, Inc.$10,000To fund programming including beautification services/activities  that address quality of life issues, sanitation, overcrowded streets, transit services, and community outreach.
LocalEast Side School for Social Action [02M527]$2,000To support academic enrichment activities.
LocalEleanor Roosevelt High School [02M416]$10,000To fund the Model UN and Law team.
LocalElla Baker School [02M225]$3,500To support summer enrichment activities.
LocalEviction Intervention Services Homelessness Prevention, Inc.$5,000To provide homeless prevention services including  benefits entitlement, counseling and Space Organization Resources and Tools for those confronting hoarding so extreme it risks being evicted in Council District 5.
LocalFour Freedoms Park Conservancy, Inc.$5,000To fund free Music at Sunset and Imagination Playground & the Uni Project summer series at Four  Freedoms Park that is publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalFractured Atlas Productions, Inc.$1,000To provide technical assistance to artists by providing education about liability and insurance policies, identifying venues and patron relationship management.
LocalFriends of Firefighters, Inc.$1,000Funding to support the Outreach Program FDNY firehouses and retirees serving Council District 5 from Engine Companies 22, 44 & 53  as well as Ladder Company 13 & 16 within Fire Battalion 10 providing information and psycho-education to access mental health and wellness services without stigma. 
LocalFriends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts$16,500To support planning and research to educate residents of City Council District 5 about land use and zoning developments taking place in communities and to provide tools to aid in preserving the historic character of  communities.
LocalFriends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts$5,000To maintain and expand architectural education programs taught during the school day to first through fifth grade students at public schools in Council District 5: PS 183, PS 158, PS 290, PS 151, PS 527, PS 198, PS 77, and PS 217 that are publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter or on the Council District 5 website.
LocalFund for the City of New York, Inc.$20,000To fund the Expansion of the Women’s Center's Self-Sufficiency Calculator - which has been used by agencies helping low wage clients access crucial work supports and tax credits that reduce expenses and lift income.
LocalHealth Advocates for Older People, Inc.$1,000To fund the Healthy Aging Program which promotes maintenance of physical and mental health with a series of exercise classes, wellness programs, intellectual stimulation activities and safe environment assessments for  elderly residing in Council District 5 publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalHeat Seek, Inc. $1,000To fund the cost of outfitting buildings in City Council District 5 with computer chips that measure indoor temperatures and report those results via the internet provides actionable data to the tenants, the city and its housing courts.
LocalHistoric Districts Council, Inc.$5,000To fund monthly Land Use Clinics. These clinics will be an opportunity to educate, engage, and empower constituents with sessions at which local residents will obtain extensive information pertaining to the Zoning Law, financial incentives for historic structures, and other important topics. Publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalHousing Court Answers, Inc.$1,000To support residents of Council District 5 with a housing information hotline, provide educational materials for tenants on Housing Court, offer referrals to charities, legal service providers and social service organizations to people facing eviction and to fund the creation and distribution of tenant guides to Housing Court.
LocalJewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA)$1,000To support JASA Sundays providing educational opportunities and  promote leadership and civic involvement publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalLegal Aid Society$1,000To support Citywide Civil Legal Services in District 5 including housing, education, tax law, health, foreclosure prevention, homeless rights, government benefits, employment, low-wage worker, immigration, family/domestic violence, law reform, consumer law, elder law, disability law, and community development work.
LocalLegal Information for Families Today (LIFT)$1,000To support the production of  Legal Resource Guides with the information to navigate the City’s complex Family Courts.
LocalLesbian and Gay Community Services Center, Inc. (LGBT Center)$1,000To support the LGBT Community Crisis Intervention program which provides crisis support and information to assist LGBT individuals. Common areas of assistance are HIV/AIDS support, immigration resources, addiction recovery counseling, and housing  medical assistance.
LocalLife Sciences Secondary School [02M655]$7,500 To support programming that strengthens students’ conflict resolution and social skills, both in school and in the community.
LocalManhattan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.$2,500To fund a City Council District 5 Business Guide.
LocalManhattan Community Board # 11$2,500To fund the Spirit of Service Festival which helps link agencies looking for volunteers with people that want to engage in community service.
LocalManhattan Community Board # 11$2,000To support the operational expenses associated with educating and informing the community board about urban planning and land use matters. 
LocalManhattan Community Board # 6$2,500To support the operational expenses associated with educating and informing the community board about urban planning and land use matters. 
LocalManhattan Community Board # 8$10,000To support the operational expenses associated with educating and informing the community board about urban planning and land use matters. 
LocalMarquis Studios, Ltd.$2,500To support after-school programing at Yorkville East Middle School [02M177]
LocalMedicare Rights Center, Inc.$5,000Funding to support a Town Hall Enrollment and Outreach Day in Council District 5, educating residents on state and federal Medicare-related benefits and follow up to assist with completing applications, publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalMet Council Research and Educational Fund, Inc.$5,000To support a Senior Support program, which will proactively target seniors who are at risk for harassment and displacement, provide education about rights and assist  with  housing issues through in person trainings in City Council District 5 that are publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalMetropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty, Inc.$5,000Funding to support operating expenses of the social services department including case workers and emergency services.
LocalMFY Legal Services, Inc.$2,500To provide free legal assistance — from advice to full representation — to low-income New Yorkers on housing, public benefits, disability rights, employment, consumer, foreclosure, nursing home, and family matters.
LocalMunicipal Art Society of New York $5,000To help support a series of free workshops for City Council District 5 residents. To educate  New Yorkers about the city's development process and the many facets of community planning that are publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalMuseum of Jewish Heritage$5,000To fund school group visits from City Council District 5 public middle and high schools. Free admission and transportation to be offered to student groups for visits. 
LocalMuseum of the City of New York$3,000To support Taming the Metropolis: New York City and Zoning, 1916-2016, a special exhibition marking the centennial of the 1916 zoning resolution.
LocalNeighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Inc. $5,000To help connect homeless and at-risk people on the Upper East Side with free meal programs, shelter, substance use treatment, and other services.
LocalNew York City Coalition Against Hunger, Inc.$5,000To fund programs that connect low-income residents of Council District 5 to fresh produce and government nutrition benefits and to recruit volunteers and provide technical assistance to kitchens and pantries in Council District 5 to better meet the needs of  clients, with public notice through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalNew York City Housing Authority $1,500To fund tenants association events for Lexington Houses publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalNew York City Housing Authority $1,500To fund tenants association events for Stanley Isaacs publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalNew York City Housing Authority $1,000To fund tenants association events for Robbins Plaza publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalNew York City Housing Authority $1,000To fund tenants association events for Holmes Towers publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalNew York City Police Department$1,000To support the Police Explorers program at the 114th Precinct serving residents of Roosevelt Island.
LocalNew York City Police Department $2,000To provide support for the 19th Precinct Community Council.
LocalNew York City Police Department $1,000To provide support for the 17th Precinct Community Council.
LocalNew York City Police Department $1,000To provide support for the 23rd Precinct Community Council.
LocalNew York Classical Theatre, Inc.$5,000To support a week of Shakespeare at Carl Schurz Park in July or August, free to the public and publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalNew York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Inc.$10,000To support the Home Sharing and Respite Care Program for residents in Council District 5.
LocalNew York Legal Assistance Group, Inc.$10,000To provide free civil legal services to City Council District 5 constituents on housing once a month as well as end of life planning once a month at a free legal clinic offered in the Council District 5 office.
LocalNew York State Tenants and Neighbors Information Service, Inc.$5,000To expand programs for tenant education, counseling and organizing in rent regulated, Mitchell Lama and Project-Based Section 8 buildings; help individual tenants- solve problems regarding leases, overcharges and other housing issues;  notify eligible tenants about the newly-expanded Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption and help them apply for this important protection; and guide tenants through complicated administrative processes.
LocalNon-Traditional Employment for Women$1,000Funding will train women residing in Council District 5 in core and advanced, specialized trainings, placing women in mid-wage positions in the skilled trades. To expand its community partnerships, Career  Technical Education High Schools, and NYCHA to focus on recruiting graduating high school seniors and NYC public housing residents for a two-week Boot Camp Introductory Training Program, with the goal of offering an enhanced support network.
LocalOffice of Emergency Management$3,000To provide $1,000 in funding to CERT Roosevelt Island, CERT UES and CERT Manhattan 8.
LocalOffice of Emergency Management$3,000To fund an Emergency Preparedness Event with giveaway of 100 Go Bags and 100 Go Bag Kits for Emergency Preparedness Month in September and at additional events should supplies last.
LocalParticipatory Budgeting Project, Inc.$5,000To provide funding for educating the residents of City Council District 5 on how to engage in registration and voting as well as Participatory Budgeting in Council District 5.
LocalParticipatory Politics Foundation$5,000To improve Councilmatic, an open source tool that is available for free to all New Yorkers as an educational resource about civic data.
LocalPlanned Parenthood of New York City, Inc.$1,000To support Teen Night at Planned Parent Hood for teen students who attend schools or resident in Council District 5.
LocalProgressive Technology Project$20,000To improve and implement CiviCRM, an open source tool that is available for free download by all New Yorkers that would facilitate improved client relationtionship management (CRM).
LocalPublic School 158M - Bayard Taylor [02M158]$7,500To fund in school cultural and STEM education enrichment.
LocalPublic School 183M - Robert L. Stevenson [02M183] $1,000To support staff, materials and food for the City Council district 5 public school art show at Sotheby's.
LocalPublic School 198M - Isador E. Ida Straus [02M198]$5,000To support professional development for teachers.
LocalRoosevelt Island Disabled Association$5,000Funding to defray the operating costs of providing specialized  bus transportation cost as well as general operating support for programming.
LocalRoosevelt Island Historical Society$5,000Funds will be used to support the visitors center, activities including programs, lectures and tours, and maintenance and dissemination of artifacts and historical documents.  Support services include landscaping, consumable supplies, and utilities and telephone.
LocalSAC Sutton Area Community, Inc.$5,000To support staff and operating costs as well as the free seasonal events and Taste of Sutton publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalSamaritans of New York, Inc.$1,000To support suicide prevention community resource program, increase residents’ ability to access needed mental health and substance abuse services. Funds are for district resource guide, outreach campaign,  site visits to schools, neighborhood centers, places of worship, etc.
LocalService Program for Older People, Inc. (SPOP)$1,000To support the delivery of mental health care to older adults residing in Council District 5.  Specific services include evaluations, psychotherapy, medication management, specialized substance abuse counseling and integrated physical and behavioral health care.
LocalSutton Place Parks Conservancy, Inc.$5,000To help with clean up, restore and maintain all the park plant beds at East 57th Street and East 58th Street Parks.
LocalTank, Ltd.$5,000To provide 1,000 free tickets distributed across performances at The Tank at 151 West 46th Street distributed to Council District 5 public schools, senior centers, and through the Council District 5 office to residents on a first come first served basis with all free tickets publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalUpper Green Side, Inc.$5,000To fund the Council District 5 Adopt-A-Planter program for Bicycle Islands along First Avenue and soon to be Second Avenue and Shred-A-Thon paper shredding events publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalUrban Academy Laboratory High School [02M565] $4,000To support academic enrichment activities.
LocalUrban Justice Center$5,000To provide funding for tenants’ rights education, legal assistance/advice and representation for tenants facing rent increases, eviction, and a lack of repairs.
LocalUrban Justice Center$2,500To provide legal support, training, and business development support to help vendors sustain businesses and compliance with the vending laws.
LocalVISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired$1,000To provide public education on eye disease and blindness prevention to seniors, healthcare professionals and organizations.
LocalVoices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY)$1,000To conduct a series of  workshops and trainings about accessing housing, rights as a tenant and assistance with finding housing as well as providing resources such as real estate lists for residents of Council District 5 publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalVolunteers of Legal Service, Inc.$5,000To fund the Elderly Project staff and pro bono attorneys monthly in City Council District 5 office who provide services to low-income Manhattan seniors, and to the social workers and advocates who assist them. These services include direct counseling on critical issues involving housing, government benefits, and consumer debt, and the drafting and execution of wills, powers of attorney, and other essential life-planning documents. This program will be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
LocalWaterfront Alliance, Inc.$5,000To support the Open Waters Initiative for citywide advocacy, planning, and public programming partnership in community groups to inform design of new publicly accessible vessel access in City Cuncil District 5.
LocalYork Theatre Company Inc.$5,000To provide free tickets to senior citizens of City Council District 5 distributed through senior centers at Stanley Isaacs, Carter Burden, Lenox Hill and Roosevelt Island as well as through the Council District 5 office on a first come first served basis with public notice through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
YouthBig Apple Circus, Ltd.$5,000To support Clown Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center as well as Circus For All, an access program designed to ensure that everyone can attend the circus, regardless of economic barriers and provides 400 no-cost tickets to public elementary and middle schools as well as youth centers in City Council District 5 for a single evening performance provided with one month's notice to the Council District 5 office and publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
YouthBig Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Inc.$5,000To fund mentoring support services to promote positive outcomes and youth choice, voice, and personal accountability. Funds support staff time for volunteer mentor training/screening, case management, counseling/problem-solving, referrals to meet needs (health, academic, legal assistance),  workshop planning and execution.
YouthCarnegie Hill Neighbors, Inc.$3,000To support operating costs for Carnegie Hill Neighbors, a group that advocates for improvements in the neighborhood and quality of life for residents in Carnegie Hill.
YouthCenter For Independence of The Disabled In New York, Inc.$5,000To fund a rights education project for deaf students and  parents. The project will target City Council District 5 public middle and high schools and involve a series of workshops, and provide tools and materials to deaf students and parents on rights, and teach them self-advocacy skills. Workshops shall be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
YouthChabad-Lubavitch of The Upper East Side, Inc.$5,000To support the Friendship Circle that services the special needs children and families residing in Council District 5, Sunday Circle, Sports League summer and winter camp and NYC only annual Friendship Circle Walk.
YouthChess-in-the-Schools, Inc.$10,000To fund the Scholastic Tournament Program for a Chess Tournament hosted at a school in Council District 5. The tournament will be offered free of charge to competitors and are open to all children in New York City and publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
YouthCoro New York Leadership Center$2,000Funding to support Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, graduate-level leadership training program. This unique program is rigorous and demanding, preparing diverse, talented and committed individuals to bring about change in New York City.  Placements provide Fellows with a deeper understanding of how New York City literally “works” by embedding them, over the course of the Fellowship, in a series of rigorous, short term placements across sectors.  
YouthDances Patrelle, Inc.$1,500To provide 150 tickets to Macbeth for public middle schools and high schools in District 5: MS 114, MS 177, IS 217, Wagner, Eleanor Roosevelt, Talent Unlimited, Life Sciences, Vanguard, Manhattan International, and Urban Academy.
YouthGillen Brewer School, Inc., The$5,000To support a computer technology curriculum for students with learning disabilities and enhance learning through specialized software.
YouthGirls Who Code, Inc.$5,000To fund in school programing after-school at Vanguard High School [02M449]
YouthIsland Kids, Inc.$5,000To support the Island Kids Summer Camp with costs of programming and activities such as swimming, sports, art, science, photography and field trips.
YouthLenox Hill Neighborhood House, Inc.$15,000To support the Afterschool and Summer Camp programs for low-income children on the East Side. The Afterschool program serves children throughout the academic year with an emphasis on arts education and aquatics. The Summer Camp offers specialty camps in dance, drama, music and visual arts, as well as three nutritious daily meals. All programs must be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
YouthMain Street Theatre Dance Alliance$5,000Funds will be used to provide tools and materials for sets, costumes and lighting for student productions for the 2016 season that will be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
YouthNew York Cares, Inc.$1,000To support personnel for Youth Education programming, which helps disadvantaged children and teens to gain the literacy, math and test-taking skills needed to prepare for college and the workforce.
YouthNew York Center for Children, The$5,000To support counseling to help children residing in Council District 5 heal from the trauma of abuse. The funds will be used towards salary support of a social worker at The New York Center for Children who provide free weekly therapy to children. Program will be publicly noticed on the Council District 5 website.
YouthNew York City Urban Debate League, Inc.$3,500To provide schools in City Council District 5 with free debate education opportunities year round including a district wide debate tournament in a school in Council District 5.
YouthNew York Junior Tennis League$10,000The funds will be used to provide free recreational tennis and educational programs for beginner and intermediate players, ages 5-18 years who reside in Council District 5 during the summer, fall, winter or spring. Loaner racquets and balls will be provided to all participants. Special events, team tennis tournaments and trips are a regular part of the program schedule. All publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter or on the Council District 5 website.
YouthRoosevelt Island Youth Program, Inc.$14,000To fund computer labs, music programs, weight training, educational programming, SAT Prep and high school prep classes, publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter or on the Council District 5 website.
YouthStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$5,000To support the Afterschool Program at the Youth and Family Services building with after-school activities and an all-day summer camp publicly noticed through the Council District 5 website.
YouthStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$5,000To provide funding for Cyclopedia, a bicycling program for youth. Cyclopedia works in a 7-week summer cycling program for a series of rides that are planned out by the youth with monthly rides  during the school year.  In addition to promoting health and wellness, youth increase knowledge of mapping, geography, and New York City history. Children utilize technology to document and share experiences using a weekly blog format. All programs to be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
YouthStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$5,000To fund a year-round program focused on science, technology, engineering, and math learning that is experiential, project-based, and aligned with Common Core standards. This curricula will be accompanied by rigorous tutoring and seasonal fitness programs. Programs to be publicly noticed through the Council District 5 website.
YouthStanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Inc.$5,000To support the Youth Employment and Education Services (YES) program at New York City Public Housing (NYCHA) Developments. YES works with 17-24 year old youth with low academic skills, high social barriers, and lack of connection to work or school and provides job training in four sector-based employment pathways: Home Health Aide, Child Care, Customer Service/Hospitality, and Food Service.
YouthUpper Midtown Chabad Lubavitch, Inc. $5,000To fund an outdoor concert and fair in Sutton Place with live music, refreshments, and activities for children, neighborhood vendors and service organizations are invited to showcase the services for the benefit of the community publicly noticed through the Council District 5 monthly newsletter and on the Council District 5 website.
YouthYoung Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association$15,000To support after-school programs serving youth centers and public schools located within Council District 5 at the centers and schools or at the 92Y including free Concerts Schools Project at Eleanor Roosevelt High School and a free Read Aloud Series offered to all schools in Council District 5 and public noticed in the monthly Council District 5 newsletter.
YouthYoung People's Chorus of New York City, Inc.$5,000Funding to support operating expenses including staff for the core after-school component of YPC’s Choral Literacy and Performance Program, as well as in YPC’s Satellite Schools Program in City Council District 5 public schools. 

 

Speaker Expense Funding for Projects Requested by Council Member Kallos
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OrganizationAmountPurpose of Funds
American-Italian Cancer Foundation$25,000Funds will support the provision of the free mammograms and breast exams to disadvantaged women.
Asphalt Green$175,000To provide funding support for The Waterproofing Program serving over 1,300 children/year in a free swim program during the school day, and the REP program, which transforms the recess period from an often dangerous, chaotic situation into a safe, fun and active time.
Carter Burden Center for the Aging$80,000To support and enhance 10 core programs: the Social Service Unit, Community Elder Mistreatment Abuse Prevention Program, Carter Burden Senior Program, C.V. Starr Adult Day Services, Covello Senior. Program, Volunteer Services, Case Management Unit, Making Art Work, Carter Burden Gallery. Services provided include counseling, case assistance, advocacy, information, referral, help with benefit applications, senior center programming, social model adult day, volunteer programs, arts & craft classes, access to cultural events.
Council on the Environment$50,000To provide funding support for the Greenmarket program.
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House$40,000Funding for the East Side Case Management Consortium. The East Side Case Management Consortium is a network of experienced social service providers on the East Side of Manhattan who have a long history of collaboration: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, The Carter Burden Center for Aging and Search and Care. These organizations are long-standing service providers to the older adults in the community and experts in the field of aging.
New York Common Pantry$100,000To support food programs for the needy, including, Pantry's Choice Pantry program, Hot Meal Program, and brown bag lunches.
New York Foundation for Senior Citizens$60,000Funding will support the citywide Home Sharing and Respite Care Program.
New York State Tenants and Neighbors Information Service$100,000The funding will be used to: 1) provide counseling and referrals to individual tenants with housing problems; 2) educate tenants who live in affordable housing about their rights; 3) conduct skills-building and leadership development trainings for grassroots tenant leaders; 4) help tenants who live in affordable housing organize strong and democratic tenant associations; and 5) help tenant associations carry out campaigns around issues of concern in their buildings, such as tenant harassment, poor conditions, or a threat to longterm affordability.
Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association$75,000Funds will continue to support programming at 92nd Street Y that is free-of-charge for the participants. The Teens Program provides free civics, leadership and community service education and opportunities to over middle and high school students. Literacy Projects, provide ESL, writing instruction, and exceptional literary presentations to immigrant New Yorkers and those seeking GEDs.

 

Participatory Budgeting Results for 2017

Digital Votes: 1,913
Paper Ballots: 508
Total Votes: 2,421

 

 ProjectVOTESCOSTCATEGORY
1P.S. 183 Green Science and STEM Lab Classroom1514$600,000Education
2P.S. 198/77 Playground Renovation1139$500,000Education
3Bus Clocks for Northbound M15 and M31911$350,000Transit
4Irrigate the Esplanade813$1,000,000Parks & Recreation
5P.S. 77 Music Room Renovation645$500,000Education
6Eleanor Roosevelt H.S. Auditorium Renovation629$750,000Education
7Lexington Houses West Playground Renovation584$500,000Housing
8Security Cameras for Holmes Towers515$500,000Housing
9JREC Auditorium Renovation358$750,000Education
10Stanley Isaacs Layered Access265$500,000Housing
11Lexington Houses Layered Access232$500,000Housing