If the discretionary award tracker displays "Complete Capacity Building Training" when you search for your organization's awards, a member of your organization's board or executive staff must complete the Capacity Building Training for NYC Council Funded Nonprofits.
Awardees that receive $750,000 or more in cumulative discretionary funding (per fiscal year) are exempt from completing City Council's Capacity Building Training.
Awardees are required to complete City Council's Capacity Building Training and obtain certification if they receive cumulative discretionary funding (per fiscal year) that amounts to less than $750,000.
The Discretionary Award Tracker will automatically reflect when an organization meets exemption from the training requirement. The training must be completed by an officer or executive of the funded organization.
Once you complete the training, you will receive a certificate confirming that you have fulfilled the Capacity Building Training requirement. That certificate is valid for three years after the date of completion.
The training, which uses engaging animated videos, is available at all times. In addition to providing an overview of the discretionary award process, the training covers topics such as legal compliance, financial management, and board governance. Please note that once you register for the training, you have 30 days to complete it. The training typically takes 1.5 hours to complete, but you do not have to complete it in one sitting. You may start and stop the training at any time during the 30-day period. You must complete all sections to receive your training certificate.
To register for the online course, follow these simple steps: