Discretionary Award Tracker

The Discretionary Tracker is a digital tool to search the status of all City Council Discretionary Awards from the past three fiscal years. The tracker is updated about every six weeks, after City Council votes on transparency resolutions. The procedural requirements below are also outlined in the Discretionary Award Clearance Information Sheet.

Search Discretionary Awards
Data as of 10/6/21

The following statuses are reflected in the Award Tracker

Cleared – Contact Contracting Agency

Award has moved from Council Designation to the Contract Registration Process. For awards cleared in or after Fiscal Year 2021, the Contract Registration Process is managed in PASSPort, the City’s digital Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal. PASSPort will send your organization’s Vendor Admin(s) a task notification email when it is time to start the contract document submission process. Providers can find helpful user guides, information sheets and videos on the Learning to Use PASSPort webpage. Providers should refer to the Contract Documents section of the Nonprofits Discretionary Funding page for a list of documents that providers may be required to complete and upload to PASSPort. Please contact help@mocs.nyc.gov with any questions. Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) awards will not be processed through PASSPort; DCLA will contact their cleared awardees.

Create PASSPort Account

Every discretionary awardee must have an account in PASSPort, the City's digital Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal. Create a PASSPort Account here. Organizations that are exclusively funded by DCLA are exempt.

Submit HHS Prequalification Application

Every discretionary awardee must have an Approved HHS Prequalification Application. Organizations that are exclusively funded by DCLA are exempt. To determine your organization's prequalification status, or to become prequalified in PASSPort, please consult the Learning to Use PASSPort webpage.

Complete Capacity Building Training

Awardees that receive more than $10,000 in discretionary funding, but less than $1 million in cumulative City funding, must complete City Council's Capacity Building Training and obtain certification. A Capacity Building Training Certificate is valid for three years and flows with the specific individual that completed the course. Please refer to these instructions to enroll in the online training. 

Pending City Council Clearance

Please contact the City Council Discretionary Unit at discretionary@council.nyc.gov. If your award is a Council Member item, you may also reach out to your Council Member’s Office. For an outline of City Council’s vetting process, please refer to City Council’s Discretionary Funding Policies and Procedures.

Not Approved by DCLA

Please contact the City Council Discretionary Unit at discretionary@council.nyc.gov. Only awardees that are determined to be eligible for the Cultural Development Fund may receive discretionary funding through DCLA.