Momentum builds to increase funding for nonprofit contractors

An upcoming City Hall hearing comes at the right time for nonprofit advocates who want to channel media attention and outrage following the release of a report this week by city Comptroller Scott Stringer into definitive improvements for city human services contracts.

The report highlighted an issue familiar to many nonprofits that contract with the city – delayed payments. Ninety percent of new and renewal contracts arrived at the comptroller’s office – the final step in the city procurement process – after their start date, according to the report. Some 10 percent of contracts overall arrived a full year after programming was required to start.

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