Seedco’s New York State 2011 Budget Priorities

Seedco highlights two fiscal priorities to the New York State Legislature, urging it to fully restore $5 million to the Career Pathways program, which gives low-income young adults and public assistance recipients the educational and training credentials necessary to compete for careers in high-demand fields. Additionally, Seedco urges the Legislature to fully restore $2.764 million to the Strengthening Families through Stronger Fathers Initiative, which focuses on serving non-custodial fathers. Seedco also warns that reductions in TANF funding and increased barriers to public assistance will have devastating effects for both community-based organizations and New York State families and children.