Nonprofits For A Thriving Westchester

2018 Budget Advocacy

NPW is standing with our colleagues in the #Keep Westchester Thriving Alliance to support key items that will help everyone in Westchester to reach their potential, including:

  • Modest Increase for All Nonprofit Contracts: A 5% increase for county funded contracts
  • Restored After School Funding: Add $248,000 to Invest in Kids to restore funding for youth programs to the 2016 level
  • Increased Funding To Support Quality Child Care

    • Increase the DSS reimbursement rate for contracted providers to OCFS Market Rate
    • Require Legally Exempt child care providers to enroll in the Child and Adult Care Food Program to improve nutrition for children in their care
    • Reduce the parent share/co-pay to 22% from the current 27%
  • Support Education At County Parks: Restore all six Curator positions in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. This includes positions at Cranberry Lake Preserve, Lasdon Park, Marshlands Conservancy, Muscoot Farm, Read Sanctuary, and Trailside Museum. 

About The County Budget

A thriving community doesn’t just appear – it is something we build. And like any structure, it requires materials and a team to build it. Nonprofits in our community provide many of these materials and team members. We provide the bricks and mortar of well being throughout life.

The county budget is a blueprint to support the well being of every person in Westchester, ensuring that everyone can reach their potential and fully contribute to our community. 

NPW advocates for funding to help maximize potential, helping our county remain a vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Speak Up

Click links below to let us know if you're coming to the county budget hearings:

Hearings begin at 7pm, and you can sign up to speak at 6:15pm. 

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