In this Advocacy Alert

  1. NY State Assemblymember Westchester Delegation Budget Forum
  2. Nonprofit State of the Sector Survey Findings 2022
  3. FY23 State Executive Budget
  4. NY State Legislature 2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing Schedule

NY State Assemblymember Westchester Delegation Budget Forum
February 3, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM via Zoom
Register Here 
Questions: Contact Lisa Urban in Assemblyman Otis' office.

FY23 State Executive Budget

On January 18, Governor Hochul released the state’s proposed $216B FY23 Executive State Budget.

The plan includes initiatives essential to maintaining the State’s recovery that will likely support several nonprofit sectors: healthcare access; wages for workers in the health, mental health, and social services sectors; rate increases for service providers; affordable housing, disabilities rights and violence prevention initiatives; child care; workforce and economic development; and higher education.

Nonprofit State of the Sector Survey Findings 2022 *

Thank you to everyone who filled out and helped promote our statewide survey.
See the results summarized HERE.

We plan to advocate for a NY State Nonprofit Relief Fund to address COVID related operational expenses through the American Rescue Plan Act based on these findings and because PPP and the ERTC have now expired. Some highlights from the findings:

  • On average responding nonprofits had close to $250,000 in unexpected expenses, and at the same time lost an even greater amount in revenue ($300,000); expenses grew even more in 2021, but that was slightly offset by reduced revenue losses, likely due to government economic relief programs like PPP and ERTC
  • However almost half of respondents have not recovered financially, and expressed concern that by 2023 all economic relief programs will have expired
  • Respondents reported that lack of revenue and change in program demand in 2020 meant they had to lay off/furlough staff, with 43% reporting they have not recovered to pre-pandemic staffing levels
  • More recently, some respondents mentioned that they have been having issues hiring entry level staff and keeping current staff because they cannot pay competitive wages
  • 91% of respondents applied for and received a PPP loan
  • 86% of respondents listed livable wages for staff as a policy priority, and 59% listed healthcare for staff as a policy priority

*With gratitude to our partners at Nonprofit New York for developing the survey and analyzing the results

NY State Legislature 2022 Joint Legislative Budget Hearing Schedule

These hearings, each of which focuses on a programmatic area of the Executive Budget Proposal, are intended to provide the appropriate legislative committees with public input. In the interest of public health and safety, the hearings will be conducted virtually using web-based video conferencing.

Upcoming Public Hearings: The Legislature will be conducting the following budget hearings:

  • January 31st, Workforce Development / Housing
  • February 1st, Environmental Conservation
  • February 2nd, Human Services
  • February 7th, Higher Education
  • February 8th, Health
  • February 9th, Local Government
  • February 14th, Mental Hygiene
  • February 15th, Transportation
  • February 16th, Economic Development / Taxes

NPW Nonprofit Briefing with NY State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Thank you Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for listening to the concerns of Westchester's nonprofit sector and for your leadership and continued support in addressing the issues that impact the nonprofit sector and the people it serves. Over 150 members of the NPW community attended the nonprofit briefing on Friday, January 21st.
Watch the full recording on our YouTube channel here. 

 

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