New York State has implemented a prequalification requirement for not-for-profit entities applying for grants. In order to be eligible to apply for an award under this grant, any not for-profit entity who is the lead applicant must prequalify using the Grants Gateway. No paperwork is required to be sent as proof of application. Proposals received from not-for-profit applicants that have not Registered and are not Prequalified in the Grants Gateway on the proposal due date of 5:00 pm on 12/17/21 cannot be evaluated. Such proposals will be disqualified from further consideration. As this process may take up to a few weeks, it is advised that interested agencies begin this process immediately upon RFP announcement. Even if you have prequalified in the past please be sure you have completed the necessary steps to maintain a Prequalified Status.
Prequalification Information for Current and Potential Grantees (from the Division of Budget, Grants Reform page)
The State of New York has implemented a new statewide prequalification process designed to facilitate prompt contracting for not-for-profit vendors. Interested vendors are asked to submit commonly requested documents, and answer frequently asked questions once. The application requests organizational information about the vendor’s capacity, legal compliance, and integrity. To learn more about prequalification, go to the Grants Reform website where you can preview the questions and required documents.
All not-for-profit vendors are required to prequalify prior to grant application.
Below is a summary of the steps that must be completed to meet registration and prequalification requirements. The Vendor Prequalification Manual on the Grants Management website details the requirements and online tutorials are available to walk users through the process.
Vendors are strongly encouraged to begin the process as soon as possible in order to participate in this opportunity.
If you have any questions about prequalification, please go to the Grants Reform website or contact your State agency representative via email at email@example.com.