In Phase 1 of The People's Money, from September to November 2022, the CEC and its 82 community partners held 523 sessions and engaged 12,344 New Yorkers in the process resulting in over 4,000 ideas being submitted.
The community partners were chosen in the summer of 2022 through a rigorous application and selection process. Applicants included community-based organizations, civic associations, faith-based communities, tenant associations, community boards, libraries, schools, and M/WBEs from across the city. The final list of partners is below, and the CEC wants to thank them all for their hard work and dedication to the principles of equity and inclusion for all the residents of NYC. The NYC Civic Engagement Commission is committed to strengthening the capacity of local community-building efforts and encouraging broad resident participation in the Citywide Participatory Budgeting (PB) program.