How It Works

The program matches small contributions from NYC residents at a $6-to-$1 rate. Candidates who join the voluntary program can receive up to $1,050 in public funds per eligible contributor.


Why should candidates join the Program? What is the public getting from its investment in local elections? Find out why NYC’s program is one of the strongest in the country.

Impact of Public Funds

The Program gives a greater voice to New York City residents and allows a broader spectrum of candidates to run for office, giving voters more choices at the polls

Campaign Finance Resources

What do contributors need to know? Still curious about the matching funds program? Find more detailed information about public financing in New York City.

How to Enroll

Ready to run for office and join the Program? The CFB’s Candidate Services Unit is here to help.