Send a Letter to your City Council Member
Act Now to Stop Mid-Year Cuts to CUNY
Increased funding for CUNY will reduce racialized economic inequality and strengthen our workforce and our communities. But instead of investing in CUNY operations, the city is contemplating cuts.
FY 2023 City Budget Results
Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams agreed to a city budget that enacts 3% cuts to most city agencies, including CUNY.
Cuts to CUNY, fortunately, were minimal, and the University still has federal stimulus money to draw upon. The new budget agreement also included some additional funding for CUNY, including money for childcare centers and about $2 million for remediation programs.
A City Council statement said the budget included “$4.4 million to establish the [CUNY] Reconnect pilot program to help working-age adults attain a degree that expands earning potential and $1 million for CUNY STEM to support programming at campuses citywide.” Read more in the July Clarion.
New York City’s Future Needs CUNY and CUNY Needs NYC
INVESTING $62.6 MILLION IN NEW OPERATING FUNDS FOR CUNY WILL PROMOTE RACIAL EQUALITY, BOOST THE ECONOMY AND ENSURE SAFER COMMUNITIES IN THE FUTURE.
PSC’s FY2023 City Budget Platform:
- $20 Million: ASAP for All.
- $14.6 Million: Replace Lost Full-Time Faculty
- $10 Million: Mental Health Counselors
- $2 Million: Increase Graduation Rates by Funding Remediation
- $5 Million: Expand Intensive English-Language Instruction
- $4 Million Expand Childcare Centers
- $7 Million: Revise Support for Senior Colleges
- $33.5 Million: Capital Budget
- CLOSED: Write your NYC Council Member. Tell them to reject the Mayor’s cuts to CUNY, increase CUNY’s budget by $62.6 million, and support CUNY Reconnect.
- PSC City Budget Platform FY2023
- PSC Testimony on the NYC Executive Budget for Higher Education, May 25, 2022
- PSC Testimony on the NYC Preliminary Budget for Higher Education, March 22, 2022