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Bond Readiness

Make NYC Your Next Customer with Assistance from our Capacity Building Programs and Services

Are you a construction or trade firm looking to get new or increased bonding to work on City construction projects?  Bond Readiness is a cohort-based, 7-month program that provides education, training and one-on-one financial management assistance to help more small and M/WBE-certified construction firms attain surety bonds and/or increase surety bond capacity on City construction projects.

Workshop & Training Examples:

  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Safety Management
  • Risk Management
  • Credit Repair
  • Bond Submission

One-on-One Assistance:
You can get assistance with credit repair, bookkeeping, application packaging, and referral to the right sureties.


If you are a business owner of a NYC-certified Minority- and/or Woman-owned Business Enterprise located in the NYC area, and:

  • have been in operation at least two years, and
  • have 2015 gross revenues of at least $200,000

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW for our program that will begin in Nov 2016!

If you have questions about this program, please email us at