The New York City Council awards discretionary funding every year to nonprofit organizations providing community-based services. To learn more about the discretionary award process and applying for funding, please see the City Council's Discretionary Policies and Procedures on the City Council's budget page.
Organizations receiving awards are required to have an approved HHS Accelerator Prequalification Application, among other eligibility criteria. Please consult this overview of discretionary clearance requirements to see those that apply to your organization.
The Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS) offers a web-based training that provides information on the discretionary award process, nonprofit legal compliances, board development, internal controls, and financial management.
The online training is available at all times, and typically takes 1 1/2 hours to complete. Sign up for the online training by following the instructions here. If you prefer to take the training in person, you can see upcoming trainings on the MOCS Eventbrite page.
Learn more about the discretionary award clearance process through the MOCS website.
Each year, during the budget process, members of the City Council assign discretionary funds to nonprofit organizations' capital projects (such as construction and equipment purchases). To apply for capital discretionary funding, visit CapGrants.