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Neighborhood Advisory Boards

About NABs
Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs) provide residents of low-income communities with an opportunity to help DYCD identify funding priorities.
NABs serve Neighborhood Development Areas (NDAs), which are low-income neighborhoods designated as needing community development support. NAB members are responsible for helping to identify the needs of their local communities. DYCD takes their findings into consideration when allocating federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funding.



NAB Membership
Each NDA is represented by a 7 to 12-member Board (NAB) with the authority to help identify community priorities and recommend specific programs. Six members may be selected by DYCD, and six members may be nominated by elected public officials. NAB members must:

  • Be full-time residents of the NDA they represent
  • Have lived in the neighborhood for a minimum of six months
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have no formal associations with any organization that receives DYCD funding under the CSBG program

All NAB meetings are open to the public, and are conducted at sites accessible to members and the general public. Minutes of NAB meetings are also available upon request.

Print Application below:

Completed applications should be mailed to:

Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Attn:  Ingrid P. Lewis-Martin
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon St. – Suite 120
Brooklyn, NY  11201

Maps of Neighborhood Development Areas in Brooklyn: