Originally published in Issue 22 - February 16, 1998

President's Budget for 1999

President Clinton's recently released $1.7 trillion federal budget proposal for 1999 would increase spending for several major programs benefitting New York City. Federal grant comprise about 12 percent of the city's budget-over $4 billion per year-primarily in social services, health care, education, and housing. In addition, state and community-based programs aimed at assisting New York City are supported by millions of dollars in federal funds.

Proposed funding levels for select programs are listed below. Unless otherwise indicated, the dollar figures shown are estimated allocations for New York City.