The East Harlem Neighborhood Advisory Board # 11 was formed on February 15, 1996 during a meeting at 22 Reade Street, New York, NY. It wasn't till then that the board came into existence.
The predecessor to this board was the Area Policy Board. Although the name and most of the members have changed, its function remains the same. The Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) must prioritize proposals submitted by community organizations to it via the Community Development Agency (CDA) and decide on funding and funding amounts. The funds are federal Community Service Block Grants. This year the Community Development Agency was joined with the Department of Youth and became the Department of Youth and Community Development.
The board is made of 7 members.