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.
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:
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 Community Connect by phone at 1-800-246-4646, Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.