Discretionary Lump Sums

This information is posted pursuant to the Division of the Budget's Transparency Plan.

A lump sum is an appropriation in which amounts for specific activities or individual objects of expenditure are not itemized within the text of the appropriation. These appropriations are discretionary in nature and cannot be obligated or expended without an allocation approved by the Budget Director. One specific category of lump sum appropriations is the Community Projects Fund that the Legislature may allocate for grants that must be used for a public purpose.

This repository houses data for legislative and executive discretionary lump sum appropriation items that received Budget Director approval on or after October 1, 2021. Approval by the Director is only one step in the allocation process – additional review must occur with administering agencies, and grantees must fulfill additional requirements before they have access to funds. Agencies that do not have appropriations for legislative and executive discretionary lump sums are excluded from this repository

Grants that are administered by ESD or DASNY from lump sum discretionary capital appropriations are not included in this repository, as a process for public disclosure already exists: 1) ESD Database of Economic Incentives; and 2) DASNY Grant Report.

The allocation of approved SUNY and CUNY funding is listed respectively on their websites: SUNY FY 2023-24, SUNY FY 2022-23, and CUNY FY 2022-23. Annually approved SUNY and CUNY Capital allocations are available: SUNY FY 2023-24 Final Capital Allocation Plan, SUNY FY 2022-23 Final Capital Allocation Plan and CUNY FY 2022-23 Final Capital Allocation Plan.

DOB will continue to update this repository as new executive and legislative discretionary lump sums are approved by the Budget Director.

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The Discretionary Lump Sum data that is provided herein was most recently updated on July 19, 2023.