Discretionary Contracts

Contract Processing Information

For awards cleared in Fiscal Year 2021 or later, the contract registration process is managed in PASSPortFor more information and resources visit the Learning to Use PASSPort webpage.

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.

Learn more about the Fiscal Year 2024 Discretionary Contracts
Learn more about the Fiscal Year 2023 Discretionary Contracts

New for Fiscal Year 2024! The multiyear discretionary contract reform now allows your organization to enter one three-year contract per City agency, potentially eliminating nine months of contracting should your organization receive funds in the outyears. Refer to the Fiscal Year 2024 Multiyear Discretionary Contracting Provider FAQ for more information.

To learn more about the discretionary award process and applying for funding, please read City Council's Discretionary Policies and Procedures.

City Council discretionary contracts are managed in PASSPort, the City's digital Procurement and Sourcing Solutions Portal. More information about the discretionary award process is available on the NYC Nonprofits Discretionary Funding page.

Contract development trainning to be determined soon.

Past Discretionary Contracts Unit Meetings

The Discretionary Contracts unit is hosting a general providers meeting.

Date: Thursday February 23, 2023
Time: 9:30AM-12:00PM

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 859 8886 0474Passcode: 033191