NYC Civic Engagement Commission launches The People’s Money

Under the theme: Your Voice, Your Decision, your money, the NYC Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) is excited to launch “The People’s Money” – NYC’s first-ever citywide participatory budgeting process. All New Yorkers aged 11 and up regardless of citizenship, or incarceration status, can decide how to spend $5 million of mayoral expense funding.

The People’s Money is NYC’s first Participatory Budgeting process, where persons have an opportunity to vote on projects created by fellow New Yorkers and decide how a portion of the budget should be spent. To vote on the people’s money, persons must live in New York, and only vote one time.

The participatory budgeting is a democratic process practiced in cities across the world in which residents decide how to spend part of a budget, geared towards Afterschool Programs & Summer Camps, Community Center Services, Adult Programming, Tenant Support, Homeowner & Landlord Support, Financial Empowerment Programming for all Ages, Civic Engagement Opportunities, among others.

To learn how to join a session with your community, or to submit an idea, go to

For questions: Hello@NIDCNY.ORG, or call 718-231-9800 ext. 250.

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