Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NAB)

Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs) provide residents of low-income communities with an opportunity to help DYCD identify funding priorities.

NABs serve Neighborhood Development Areas (NDAs), which are low-income neighborhoods designated as needing community development support. NAB members are responsible for helping to identify the needs of their local communities. DYCD takes their findings into consideration when allocating federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding.

NAB Membership

Each NDA is represented by a 7 to 12-member Board (NAB) with the authority to help identify community priorities and recommend specific programs. Six members may be selected by DYCD, and six members may be nominated by elected public officials. NAB members must:

  • Be full-time residents of the NDA they represent
  • Have lived in the neighborhood for a minimum of six months
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have no formal associations with any organization that receives DYCD funding under the CSBG program


All NAB meetings are open to the public, and are conducted at sites accessible to members and the general public. Minutes of NAB meetings are also available upon request.

Residents who are interested in joining an NAB and playing an important role in their community should complete an application, or contact DYCD's Youth Connect by phone at 1-800-246-4646, Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 7 PM or by email at youthconnect@dycd.nyc.gov.