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Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) and AIM-Related Payments

Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) is state aid provided to all of New York’s cities (other than New York City), and 137 towns and villages. The 2019-20 Enacted State Budget reduced Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) program funding by $59 million, eliminating aid for 1,326 towns and villages determined to be less reliant on AIM.

The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is now required by Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2019 to withhold certain county sales tax revenues and make payments to the impacted towns and villages in the amounts that they had previously received through AIM in State Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The State Division of the Budget refers to these as “AIM-Related” payments.

For those towns and villages located in Erie County or Nassau County, the new law, as currently written, has no mechanism in place for OSC to make AIM-Related payments in State Fiscal Year 2019-20.

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