By Andrew Perry, FPWA’s Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst
A new report from FPWA calls attention to the looming federal fiscal cliff facing New York City’s human services. While emergency federal relief brought an enormous influx of funding to New York City’s human services agencies, outside the small number of programs that received sizeable Covid-19 relief funds, baseline federal funding to other major programs is eroding. As Covid-19 relief funding begins to expire, this fiscal cliff, together with New York’s slower economic recovery, is likely to put considerable strain on low-income New Yorkers for years to come, unless policymakers act to reverse looming cuts.
Covid-19 Recovery Must Not Mirror that of the Great Recession
Analysis of NYC Human Services Programs from Federal Relief Packages
Draconian Cuts on Top of Already Woefully Underfunded Programs
Launched in 2019, FPWA’s Federal Funds Tracker (FFT) monitors federal funding to New York City’s human services agencies. By providing comprehensive data on the flow of federal funding to the City over time, the FFT is a useful tool to analyze the impact of federal funding to New York City at a time of rapidly shifting and uncertain national politics and policymaking. It is used by policymakers, advocates, and FPWA’s 170+ member agencies.
For more information on the FFT, including more granular information on individual federal grant programs, please contact Andrew Perry, FPWA’s Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst.
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