Discretionary funds are funds that non-profit, community-based social service providers use to meet the needs of local communities. The funds are allocated by the Members of the New York City Council. City agencies, such as DYCD, administer Discretionary contract funds.
Please review the Council Database website to find out your organization’s status.
If an award for your organization is pending clearance please review the following:
If your organization or award is not in the database, you should contact your Council Member’s office.
Recipients of City funding need to be validated in the Payee Information Portal. Lack of validation will affect the registration of your contract.
Any questions about validation and/or PIP system, please contact PIP Helpdesk at 212- 857-1777.
If you have any questions regarding the discretionary process or need assistance completing your contract, please schedule an appointment with the DYCD Discretionary Helpdesk by emailing: DISCRETIONARY@DYCD.NYC.GOV
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