Press & Resources | ARCHIVE: February 2019


The Federal Funds Tracker reveals that, following a decade of austerity and misplaced priorities, all federal grants to New York City have fallen by nearly $2 billion since FY 2010 after adjusting for inflation. This includes more than $300 million in social service grants, as well as funding for education, transportation, and environmental protection. By tracking grants for individual agencies, including the Administration of Children’s Services, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Youth and Community Development, and the Department for the Aging, the Federal Funds Tracker shines a light on the nearly $75 million lost in funding to, among others, effective poverty fighting tools, programs to support the needs of our children and older adults, and grants to assist New Yorkers who cannot meet their basic needs.

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A father's unwavering love for his special-needs son resulted in the two living in a homeless shelter. However, it was a call to social services that ended up being the turning point the two needed to get back on their feet. FPWA, through the New York Times Neediest Cases, was able to provide a grant for furniture to Tyree Scott and his son, Zahir.

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