Departments and external funding
Twenty-six departments and agencies expect to receive federal, state or other forms of external funding in FY19. Over 92% of the City’s external funds are found in eight of those twenty-six departments. These eight departments are:
- Boston Public Schools;
- Neighborhood Development;
- Public Health Commission;
- Treasury Department;
- Emergency Management;
- Library; and
- the Elderly Commission.
Other departments that also have significant grant funding are the Office of Economic Development and the Fire Department. Descriptions and amounts of grants by department can be found on department pages.
Federal grants have historically provided funding for key City priorities for education, community development, and services for seniors. Boston Public Schools, the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), and the Elderly Commission have been the traditional recipients of recurring entitlement grants provided by the federal government.
Proposed federal budget cuts
Although proposed federal budget cuts open questions about future levels of funding for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership, this budget assumes that DND will continue to receive these recurring federal entitlement grants, which provide funding for a variety of neighborhood development activities. The City will advocate that these critical programs are maintained in the federal budget. Other sources of federal funding received by the City are used to address diverse needs and/or creative approaches for homeland security, community policing and housing support for the homeless.