Aid and Incentives for Municipalities
Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) is state aid provided to all of New York’s cities (other than New York City), towns and villages.
2016-17 AIM payments to cities, towns and villages: $714.7 million
2015-16 AIM payments to cities, towns and villages: $714.7 million
AIM payment totals for each municipality [pdf] are available from the New York State Division of the Budget.
Find more information about the Local Government Efficiency Program at the New York State Department of State.
Though not required in order to receive AIM payments, local government officials are encouraged to use multiyear financial planning as a long-term budgeting tool.
State law requires every municipal corporation in New York State to make copies of its most recent annual financial report, current year budget, most recent independent audit report and/or most recent fiscal performance plan or multiyear financial plan available to the public through its official web site.