Queens Borough President Budget Information
The budget is the centerpiece of policy-making in New York City. Through the budget, the City allocates resources and sets the policy agenda for the upcoming fiscal year. As mandated by the City Charter, the Borough President is empowered to make recommendations to the Mayor’s Budget, as well as provide discretionary funding to organizations and City agencies.
The Borough President has two sources of discretionary funding. Discretionary Expense funding is available to organizations in the form of grants to supplement program costs. Discretionary Capital funding is available to organizations to supplement the costs of large scale projects and fixed assets. These funds are essential, and I look forward to working with you to improve the vitality of Queens.
Fiscal Year 2018 Discretionary Capital Funding Application
The Office of the Queens Borough President provides capital funding that can be used to fund large-scale projects, like infrastructure improvements, equipment, smaller scale fixed assets like computers, and affordable housing development projects. Please refer to CapGrants for a detailed list of allowable and non-allowable projects.
If you are a non-profit organization or Charter School, you must apply through the CapGrants Application portal below.
Please ensure that you review the “How-to Video” and the “Guidelines” provided on the CapGrants website before you begin your application.
Please note that each application is reviewed by our office and the New York City Office of Management and Budget after submission. If any additional information is needed, the applicant will be prompted to upload additional documents. The earlier an application is submitted the earlier it is reviewed, giving the applicant more time to upload any additional necessary documents. It is highly encouraged that you start and submit your application as soon as possible.
All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:00PM. No exceptions will be made.
If you are a cultural institution, you must apply through the CapGrants portal specific for cultural groups provided below. All applications must be submitted by February 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
If you are a public school requesting capital funding, please complete the web form below. All applications must be received by February 14, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
Fiscal Year 2018 Discretionary Expense Application
The Office of the Queens Borough President provides expense funding to support a wide range of programs provided by community based organizations throughout Queens, including senior programs, youth programs, social services, and community events.
The application for Fiscal Year 2018 Expense Funding is currently open. It is important to note that Borough President Discretionary funding does not support staff salaries, fringe benefits, or fundraising activities. The application closes on April 26, 2017. Click the link below to access the application.
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Hearing
The Queens Borough Board is chaired by the Queens Borough President, and is comprised of the Queens City Council Members and Chairs of the Community Boards. The Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing is an opportunity for community based organizations and public institutions to present their budget requests and provide comments on the Fiscal Year 2018 Preliminary Budget to the Queens Borough Board. All organizations are encouraged to attend the Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing and provide testimony.
The Fiscal Year 2018 Queens Borough Board Budget Hearing is scheduled for Monday, February 6, 2017 starting at 10 AM. Please bring 20 copies of your testimony. You will be contacted within the week before the budget hearing for your designated speaking time. Click the link below to access the RSVP form.