New Yorkers in Need
A LOOK AT POVERTY TRENDS IN NEW YORK STATE FOR THE LAST DECADE
New York had the 13th highest poverty rate among states in 2021, and has surpassed the national average since 2014. These rates have been persistently higher among some groups, including children; New Yorkers of color, and those with less than a high school education. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted an expansion of the safety net by the federal government that effectively reduced poverty, and some parts of that should be continued. State government should also ensure resources are equitably targeted and a cross-agency focus is maintained to alleviate poverty in a sustained manner.
COVID-19 Relief Program Tracker
BILLIONS IN NEW FEDERAL DOLLARS FLOWING TO NEW YORK
This tool monitors spending of federal recovery aid and COVID-19 relief programs in the State. The dashboard explains each federal and State program, and how much has been received and spent to date. The data is updated monthly and New Yorkers can use the tool to understand how federal aid is used and to inform future conversations about budget priorities.
Open Book New York
SEARCH STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL RECORDS
Comptroller DiNapoli wants New Yorkers to know how their tax dollars are spent. Without transparency in government, there cannot be accountability. Open Book New York provides comprehensive financial data on State contracts, payments, spending and more.