New York City
NYC Borough President, City Council
City Council and Borough President Discretionary Funding (Reso A) provides capital grants for housing development and preservation projects.
AKA/Previously Known As
Resolution A or Reso A
Tenant Eligibility Criteria
This funding is usually allocated for projects with a significant affordable housing component.
Only nonprofit developers and providers are eligible to apply.
Council member and BP discretionary funds vary widely, especially among capital projects. The minimum request for capital projects is $500,000 per project and $35,000 per housing unit for buildings on non-City-owned property.
Appropriations are for the City's fiscal year: July 1 to June 30.
- In NYC, nonprofit orgnaizations can apply for capital and operating grants. City Council receives approximately $50 million a year, divided amongst the 51 Council Members. Borough President (BP) funding amounts vary by borough by year.
- Funded projects are expected to be of service to the community for at least five years.
- Organizations must be compliant with requirements of prior City agreements. City capital funds can only be used for administrative uses when the funds are also used for front-line services. Prevailing wages and green building standards may apply.
For More Information
NYC City Council: Non-City organizations applying for FY 22 capital funding may now download and submit applications via the CapGrants portal. Application deadlines vary depending on the source of the funding your group has requested.
- Thursday, February 25, 2021, 5 PM: applies if your project requests any funding from Borough Presidents (including those groups that are also requesting funding from the Council or Department of Cultural Affairs)
- Thursday, March 25, 2021, 5 PM: applies if your project is only requesting funding from the Council and/or the Department of Cultural Affairs
Brooklyn Borough President: Organizations must fill out an application by 5 PM on Thursday, February 25, 2021. In addition, organizations should complete the CapGrants portal application by 5 PM on February 25.
Bronx Borough President: The office is no longer accepting Letters of Intent for FY 22. The deadline was Monday, January 18, 2021.
Manhattan Borough President: Organizations can apply for grants on the Manhattan Borough President's CapGrants portal. Organizations must apply by 5 PM on Friday, February 21, 2021
Queens Borough President: Organizations must apply via the CapGrants portal as soon as possible. Organizations must apply by 5 PM on Thursday, February 25, 2021.
Staten Island Borough President: All requests for capital funding from the Staten Island Borough President must be submitted via mail or email by 5 PM on Friday, February 21st. Applications should include a cover letter. Organizations must also apply through the city CapGrants portal by 5 PM on Friday, February 21st, 2021.
Applications should be sent with a cover letter to:
Dir. of Capital Budget & Constituent Services
Office of the Staten Island Borough President
10 Richmond Terrace, Room 125
Staten Island, NY 10301
Contact individual Council Members. For Council Member contact info, visit here. For borough items, contact the budget director for each individual BP.
Last updated: 01/27/2021