Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019

Last updated: 7/1/18

Supporting our Youth

Mayor Walsh understands that an investment in the city’s youth is an investment in the City’s future. In FY19, departments citywide will expand services and supports for our youth.

Healthy and Active

The Boston Center for Youth and Families (BCYF) will continue to grow it’s footprint in the City and reach more underserved children and neighborhoods.

Community Centers

In FY19 BCYF will reopen the Marshall Community Center in Dorchester, and expand hours at the Condon Community Center in South Boston to give kids a welcoming, safe and engaging place to visit.

Farmers Markerts

The Office of Food Access will launch a new marketing campaign to highlight farmers market as healthy affordable options for families.

Addiction and Substance Abuse

In FY19, the Mayor will build on existing substance use disorder and addiction infrastructure at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to better serve prevention and recovery for young people.

Responding to Trauma

In FY19, the City will make new investments to ensure children who experience traumatic events have the tools to recover and thrive. BPHC will expend an additional $284,000 on new supports for Neighborhood Trauma Teams. These community based organizations are on the ground responding to children and families to provide post-trauma supports. This investment will further strengthen the five existing teams, and add one additional team in FY19.

These investments, in conjunction with the $2.4 million BPS social and emotional wellness investment, will help ensure the City’s youth have the supports to succeed.

Pathways to Careers

The FY19 budget enhances and maintains successful programs that expose youth to opportunity through summer and year-round jobs

  • The FY19 budget continues to invest in 3,300 summer jobs for youth and 500 school-year jobs to grow career paths and opportunities for Boston’s youth
  • In FY19 the Police Department will again fund $250,000 in youth development grants to complement the City’s existing programs like Summer Jobs, the Shannon Grant program and the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative.