Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2020 Adopted Budget include:

  • Placing 200 additional social workers in DOE schools, including mental health specialists, to help support students and provide necessary social and emotional support ($26 million).

  • Investing jointly with the City Council in an expansion of criminal justice related diversion programs, such as post arrest diversion, supervised release and transitional housing.

  • Installing low noise "rumbler" sirens on FDNY vehicles to help reduce noise pollution ($1.5 million).

  • Funding for Vision Zero public awareness campaigns to educate drivers and support pedestrian and cyclist safety ($5 million).

  • Launching NYC Care to guarantee healthcare access for 600,000 uninsured New Yorkers and enhance MetroPlus, NYC's Public Option, by increasing enrollment and improving access to care, including mental health services ($25 million in Fiscal Year 2020, ramping up to $100 million in Fiscal Year 2022).

  • Expanding 3-K for All by funding 1,900 new seats in the Bronx (District 8) and Brooklyn (District 32) for next school year. This investment brings 3-K to 14 districts and 20,000 children by September 2020, and includes the 10 highest-need districts in the city ($25 million).

  • Increasing Mayoral funding for 2020 Census outreach staff and public awareness campaigns to ensure a fair and accurate count that gives New York City its fair share ($22 million for a total Mayoral investment of $26 million).

  • Fulfilling a commitment to energy efficiency with green technology by retrofitting City buildings as part of NYC's Green New Deal ($60 million).

  • Providing annual funding for the "Bridging the Gap" program that provides social services and academic support for students in shelters ($14 million).

Read the June 2019 Adopted Budget

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