Each year, New York City agencies buy more than $23 billion worth of supplies, services and construction. Learn about types of funding and how to get funding from NYC.
Your organization can now compete for funding and manage multiple proposals in one system!
The City of New York hosts the Health and Human Services (HHS) Accelerator System for providers that deliver direct services to clients and communities to streamline and enhance management of procurement and financial processes. If your organization wants to compete for a City contract and get funding for services to New Yorkers, it must be prequalified in Accelerator.
Three steps to compete for contracts and manage proposals:
The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) allows qualifying cultural organizations to apply for grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), and administers grants to over 880 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations each year.
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) also provides procurement opportunities for nonprofits interested in contracting with NYC. NYC DOE contracts with vendors to purchase the goods and services necessary to ensure that students receive the quality education they deserve. Current RFPs can be found on their website.
The City Council awards $250 million in expense funding every year to nonprofit organizations, in addition to awards for capital projects. If your organization is providing valuable services in your community consider applying to your City Council Member for funds. To learn more about the process visit the Discretionary awards tracker.
A healthy nonprofit seeks to diversify its funding by having other funding options (State, Federal, and Private).