Council Discretionary Member Item Funding Workshop - Feb 3

City Councilwoman Debi Rose will host a workshop Tuesday, Feb. 3, at On Your Mark ICC 475 Victory Blvd (at the corner of Forest) for members of nonprofit organizations that wish to apply for discretionary funding. The councilwoman and her staff will guide participants through the process of applying for discretionary funds and will be on hand to answer any questions.

Applications for Council Discretionary Member Item funding must be completed online. Interested non-profit organizations can find the application on the City Council’s website at

The application must be completed in one session. Applicants will not be able to save the information as they work, as closing the browser window or navigate away from the page will erase data. However, applicants can keep the application page on their screen for hours and not be timed out of the application. If a mistake or changes need to be made while filling out the application, applicants can go back to a previously finished section to make changes.

Organizations without access to a computer and/or the Internet can schedule an appointment to complete the application with Councilwoman’s Rose’s staff by calling (718) 556-7370.

The deadline to submit completed online applications to Councilwoman Rose is Feb. 20, 2015. After 5 p.m. on Feb. 20, the online submission link on the website will no longer be in service.

In addition to submitting applications online, applicants must submit a hard copy of their application to Councilwoman Rose’s legislative office at 250 Broadway, Room 1868, New York, NY 10007 by Feb. 20.

Organizations seeking more than $10,000 in aggregate TOTAL funding must apply for prequalification with the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS) available on the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) website, at

Organizations that applied and were approved for prequalification in FY14 or FY15 do not need to re-apply.

An updated CHAR 500 form is required by every organization in order to qualify for funding. Any organization that is not exempt from filing a CHAR form, must complete the “Certification of Exemption from Requirement to Register with the New York State Charities Bureau,” which is included in the online application. The application will not be processed if one of these forms is not completed with the funding application.

For questions regarding the online discretionary funding application, contact Councilwoman Rose’s legislative office at (212) 788-6972.


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