Important Information Regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) will be administering an Emergency Rental Assistance Program to provide eligible households in New York State with a one-time rental subsidy that will be sent directly to the household’s landlord. OTDA is developing an online application portal for tenants and landlords to apply for this program and will be releasing additional information regarding eligibility criteria and the application process soon.

Last updated: February 19, 2021, 10:30 AM

Division of Budget, Finance, and Data Management (BFDM)

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Renee Nowicki, Director

BFDM consists of three program areas: Budget Management (BM), Financial Services (FS), and Data Management and Analysis (DMA).

BM is responsible for collaborating with the Division of Budget on the development of the Agency’s annual budget; overseeing the implementation of the budget, including monitoring expenditures and workforce levels; and providing fiscal analyses and recommendations on State and Federal legislative and regulatory proposals, litigation, and other programmatic and operational proposals.

FS is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to local social services district fiscal staff; providing instructions to districts for the proper claiming of costs; processing all financial transactions related to Agency operations as well as reimbursement to districts for various programmatic and administrative costs; and submitting all required Federal financial reports.

DMA is responsible for producing a wide array of mandated and operational reports and providing independent on-demand data analysis. DMA utilizes statistical and expenditure data to support the Agency’s policy and fiscal analysis, budget development, performance measurement, program operations, external reporting, and public information activities.

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