Get Funding from NYC

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.

Funding for Client and Community Services

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:

  1. Request an HHS Accelerator Account
  2. Get Prequalified, by obtaining an approved Business Application and at least one Service Application.
  3. Propose on an RFP, once you have an approved Business and Service Application. View the HHS Accelerator System's Procurement tab to review Released and Planned RFPs as well as your Organization's eligibility status.

Funding for Cultural Organizations

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.

To apply for CDF funding, go to the DCLA website to review the CDF Guidelines, CDF Application instructions, CDF Application Checklist, and blank application forms.

Funding for Programs in Schools

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.

City Council Discretionary Funding

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.

Need Help?

Learn about key NYC Contract Requirements and NYC Contract Basis that can help your organization sucessfully work with the City. If you have a question, please contact us.

A healthy nonprofit seeks to diversify its funding by having other funding options (State, Federal, and Private).