Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Each year, the City of New York awards billions of dollars to nonprofit organizations to deliver critical programs and services to communities across the City. The primary nonprofit funding streams are:

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PASSPort is the City of New York's digital procurement system, developed and maintained by the Mayor's Office of Contract Services (MOCS). PASSPort establishes a complete, digital end-to-end process that is transparent, easy to access, paperless and more-timely. Designed with and for agencies and vendors, including nonprofit providers, PASSPort leverages technology to make it easier to do business with the City.
Opportunities to do business with the City are now available on PASSPort’s Public Portal. Organizations must have a PASSPort Account to respond to opportunities. See this one-page PASSPort Account Creation Guide for simple step-by-step instructions. For more information on how to complete and submit responses in PASSPort, please watch the self-paced Finding and Responding to RFx E-Course or read the Finding and Responding to RFx User Manual.
For more information on PASSPort, visit the PASSPort webpage.

Learning Bridges

As the City of New York resumes in-person schooling this fall, most schools and early childhood programs will operate on a blended learning model. This means that each week, students will have some school days in person, and some school days remotely.  Learning Bridges is a new program that will provide free child care options for children from 3-K through 8th grade on days when they are scheduled for remote learning.  For more information on the Learning Bridges program, including information on program eligibility and enrollment and health and safety, please read the FAQ here.

Learning Bridges: School Year 2020 Child Care Request For Information

The City is seeking to contract with businesses, including nonprofit organizations, to create wrap-around child care opportunities for preschool and school aged children on days when they are not in school during the 2020-2021 School Year.

  • Early Childhood programs – child care and preschool for three and four-year old children.
  • Learning Lab programs – a new service model that provides a safe and supported space for students in grades K-8 to participate in remote learning and enrichment activities on days when they are not in school.
  • Space to host Early Childhood programs and/or Learning Lab programs.

If your organization is interested in learning more about this opportunity, you can find the Learning Bridges Request for Information (RFI) here. When reviewing the RFI in PASSPort, any PASSPort account holders should send questions using the discussion forum in PASSPort. If you do not have a PASSPort account and you have questions, please contact

Click here to view a recording of the Learning Bridges: School Year 2020 Child Care Request For Information Session on July 30, 2020. A copy of the presentation deck can be found here.