City Council Member Ben Kallos said he hopes an expansion of data collection will help curb discrimination in communities of color
As a result, nonprofits were reimbursed for only 60% of their funding requests for the last fiscal year. They were expected to receive even less this year because more organizations sought funding through the initiative.
“The baseline means that they’re not gonna have to worry about this happening again,” said City Council Member Ben Kallos, chair of the committee on contracts.
NYN Media City Councilman Kallos calls for nonprofit funding to be prioritized over for-profit business contracts by Kay Dervishi
Government contracts have been a vital source of funding for human services nonprofits in New York City – and a source of great frustration. Delayed contracts and underfunding have been common concerns nonprofits have brought to city government – concerns that have only become more acute during the COVID-19 pandemic. NYN Media spoke with City Councilman Ben Kallos, who chairs the Committee on Contracts, about the committee’s upcoming June 23rd hearing and how the city can improve funding for nonprofits. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.