The deadline for community groups to apply for discretionary funding from New York City passed Monday and a lawmaker says that the number of applicants for the funding which allows nonprofits to receive government funding in 2017 was at “a record.”
Councilman David Greenfield said Tuesday that more than 800 groups applied for funding this year. Groups which received funding last year include Masbia, Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services and the Brooklyn Public Library.
“In the five years I’ve been in office, I’ve been able to secure over $10 million in funding for hundreds of outstanding community groups,” Greenfield said. “The way I’ve done it is simple — I invite nonprofits to meet with me and with my staff, and we give them all the information and consideration they need to apply for funding.”
Although there are not enough funds available to fully fund the requests of every group that files an application, Greenfield said that every application would be thoroughly reviewed and groups can expect a decision in July.