Participatory Budgeting in the 20th Senate District

May 22, 2018

How would you spend $1 Million to improve your neighborhood?

New York state Senator Jesse Hamilton, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and the Bridge Street Development Corporation, invite you to help spend $1 million to improve your neighborhood.

Community members can propose projects like improvements to schools, parks, libraries, public housing, and other public or community spaces with the use of certain public funds.

Community members like you can also sign up to be Neighborhood Organizers, who help operate vote sites during Vote Week, August 6-12, 2018 to bring the ballot to the people. Volunteers receive training, and can then work for a few hours or a few days. 

All proposed projects must be located in Senate District 20; you can view a map of the District 20 boundaries here. Please review the full list of criteria below before submitting your project.

To Volunteer, fill out an online form>>

View all the proposed projects>>

Voting Locations & Times (August 6-12, 2018):

Senator Jesse Hamilton District Office
1669 Bedford Avenue (corner of Montgomery)
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Mon – Thu: 9:00 AM  - 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

All other locations will be at Brooklyn Public Library Branches during regular library hours. For more details on branch hours and locations visit

Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238—718.230.2100
Mon-Thu:  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Sat.:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun.:  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunset Park Library
4201 Fourth Avenue 
Brooklyn, NY 11232—718.435.3648
Mon, Fri:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue, Wed, Thu:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM |4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Crown Heights Library
560 New York Ave. at Maple St.
Brooklyn, NY 11225—718.773.1180
Tue:  1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed:  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu, Fri:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat.:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

East Flatbush Library
9612 Church Ave. at Rockaway Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11212—718.922.0927
Mon:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu:  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Stone Avenue Library
581 Mother Gaston Boulevard 
Brooklyn, NY 11212—718.485.8347
Tue, Fri:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu:  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat:  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brownsville Library
61 Glenmore Ave. at Watkins St. 
Brooklyn, NY 11212—718.498.9721
Wed:  10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Eastern Parkway Library
1044 Eastern Pkwy. at Schenectady
Brooklyn, NY 11213—718.953.4225
Mon, Fri:  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue:  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat:  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

If you have additional questions, please contact Senator Hamilton's office at 718-284-4700.

Project Criteria Read More

  • Nominations are subject to criteria for eligibility.
  • Nominations that have completed initial review will appear on the map within two business days.
  • Acceptance of a nomination is not a guarantee of funding.
  • Only projects under $1 million are eligible for funding.
  • Only capital projects are eligible for funding, programmatic projects are ineligible for funding - for example, playground equipment would be eligible, yoga classes in the park would not be eligible.
  • Nominations must be on public property (e.g. parks, public schools, public housing, public streets, subway stations, museums located on municipal land).
  • Nominations addressing similar or overlapping needs, sites, or circumstances may be merged or otherwise amended.
  • Only nominations appearing on the map will secure initial eligibility to be voted on.
  • All proposed projects must be located in Senate District 20; you can view a map of the District 20 boundaries here.
  • Final qualification and eligibility status are subject to applicable laws, regulations, policies, and protocols – including, but not limited to, those of the State of New York, City of New York, New York City Office of Management and Budget, Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and Office of New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton.