Last week, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli released a report which finds that State agencies were late in approving contracts with not-for-profit providers (NFPs) 87% of the time in 2013.  According to the report, this is up from 2012, when 78% of contracts were approved late. The state’s late approvals cost taxpayers $185,519 in interest payments.

Comptroller DiNapoli said:

“Every day, New Yorkers rely on not-for-profits to care for their children, improve their health, get housing and much more. Simply put, the state can’t provide all of these basic services without the help of not-for-profit organizations. And when contracts and payments are late, it hurts people and providers, costing the state taxpayer dollars in interest payments.”