July 14, 2021 under Press Releases & Statements
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2021
Rachel Noerdlinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Amaris Cockfield, email@example.com
New York City, NY – On June 30th, the City adopted the largest budget in its history at $98.7 billion dollars. After an unprecedented, tumultuous year and deep cuts to programming in the previous year’s budget, the FY22 budget aims to bring recovery to the city through five core goals:
1. Finishing the fight against Covid-19
2. Building on strong reserves
3. Boosting economic growth in every neighborhood
4. Delivering an academic and emotional recovery for every student
5. Keeping all communities safe
These goals were supported in large part by approximately $14 billion in federal stimulus funding that will be coming into the city for the next two years. It is critical that recurring programs that have been funded using these dollars will continue to be supported after stimulus funding expires. Therefore, FPWA will be tracking these funds over the coming years to ensure continuity in services for the communities served by our network of nonprofit human service providers.
While we are happy to see these investments in the human services sector and the services most utilized by our communities, we also acknowledge that there is more work to be done. The Fiscal Year 2022 Adopted Budget takes several important steps to support New Yorkers’ recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and the economic and social injustice it has wrought. We applaud the City’s efforts to bring about recovery for us all, yet we will not forget the lingering issues that remain in need of address. The following weeks and months can either ensure that New York City recovers more equitably and stronger than before, or it has the potential to deepen and further entrench the inequities laid bare by this pandemic. FPWA is committed to continuing the fight for equity for all and looks forward to your ongoing partnership in that endeavor.
FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to advancing economic opportunity and upward mobility for low-income New Yorkers. Having a prominent New York presence for nearly 100 years, FPWA has long served New York City’s social service sector, providing grants to help individuals and families meet their basic needs, and advocating for fair public policies on behalf of people in need and the agencies that serve them. FPWA’s member network of 170 human-service and faith-based organizations reach more than 1.5 million people in New York’s communities each year. Join us at fpwa.org, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.