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Fiscal Year 2025

The Fiscal Year 2025 Budget works to build on our steady progress to make Boston a home for everyone — where our communities’ needs are met and dreams can grow.

The $4.6 billion FY 2025 Operating Budget and $4.7 billion FY 2025-2029 Capital Plan invests in the resources and infrastructure for affordability, public health and safety,  youth and families,  climate and greenspace, exceptional city services and equity and opportunity throughout our neighborhoods.

This fiscally responsible budget will ensure the City is prepared for economic uncertainties, while maintaining a well-resourced government that is prepared to respond to the needs of Boston.

The FY25 Operating Budget and FY25-FY29 Capital Plan are supported by $551.7 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

FY25 Operating Budget

  • The FY25 Operating Budget covers day-to-day expenses for the City, including people like teachers, police officers, and firefighters and services like housing, recycling, and transportation.
  • The $4.6 billion FY25 Operating Budget doubles down on delivering excellent City services by improving existing processes and expanding access to reach more families, more effectively. We also focus on systems to maintain and sustain City programming and infrastructure through coordination and planning for the future.

Operating Budget by Category

The majority of the operating budget (56%) is allocated to Education and Public Safety expenses.

FY25-29 Capital Plan

Capital Budget Expenditures by Category

This pie chart illustrates the investment allocation by category for all projects included in the FY25-29 Capital Plan. Percentages are based on capital funding sources only.

  • The Capital Plan is how the City makes critical improvements to the City's infrastructure and facilities like schools, libraries, parks, fire and police stations, roads, bridges, and civic spaces.
  • The $4.7 billion FY25-29 Capital Plan will maintain and build the cherished public spaces of Boston, including schools, open spaces, community centers, libraries, and streets for all.  This year’s plan includes new infrastructure funds supporting affordable housing, revitalized parks, multi-modal transportation improvements, school improvements across Boston, and climate resilience.

To learn more about the budget, please visit the Operating Budget, Capital Plan, Featured Analyses Pages, and Open Data Portal.

FY25 Annual Operating Budget Growth

We have explanations for the components of budgetary growth in the FY25 annual operating budget. You can review them below by hovering over the chart segments.

Revenue Growth

Hover over the chart segments for explanations of growth

Expenditure Growth

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