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New York State 2015 - 2016 Budget Email Campaign

The New York City Council is currently reviewing Mayor DeBlasio’s proposed 2016 New York City Executive budget which restores funding to the CUNY Prep program and provides additional funding to other programs, such as CUNY Start and the Fatherhood Academy.

Our E-mail campaign will be concentrating on the following restorations:

  • $17 million for New York City Council Merit Scholarships
  • $1 million for Immigration Opportunity Initiative Citizenship Now
  • $2.3 million Council-Funded Program Initiatives


In addition CUNY will be seeking the following enhancements to the Mayor’s budget:

  • $750,000 Single Stop
  • $1 million CUNY LEADS/Students with Disabilities


Our capital request will include a number of projects at the community colleges totaling $27.3 million. $10 million of those funds will be used for health safety and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades.

Please see the document listed below for more specifics on the above information:

City Executive Budget Priorities

Our E-mail campaign will be starting shortly. Please check back soon!

New York State 2015 - 2016 Budget Email Campaign

The New York State Legislature passed the budget bills by April 1, 2015. The University received an additional $17.1 million in state operating aid for the senior colleges and $9.2 million for the community colleges. Highlights include $12 million for college performance improvement plans, an additional $4.1 million for opportunity programs, an $8.3 million increase in community college base aid, an additional $800,000 for ASAP and increase of child care funds in the amount of $400,000. Please see the analysis below for more specifics of the enacted 2015-2016 New York State Budget.

We would like to thank all of you for your support and the time taken to send letters to individual New York State Legislators.

Please check back soon, we will be starting our city council campaign next.

Fiscal Analysis of the 2015-2016 enacted Executive Budget prepared by Vice-Chancellor for Budget and Finance, Matthew Sapienza
Chancellor James B. Milliken Statement on the 2015-2016 Executive Budget
CUNY’s 2015-2016 State Operating Budget Priorities The Gold Sheet