Making the Grade is an annual report that issues letter grades to City agencies based on their level of success spending with minority- and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs). The grades are based on the framework of Local Law 1 of 2013 which set M/WBE spending goals for Mayoral agencies across various industries.  Each year, the report assigns letter grades to 31 mayoral agencies plus the Comptroller’s Office. Unlike other M/WBE reporting produced by the City of New York, Making the Grade measures the actual spending of each agency in a fiscal year, not the contracts awarded.

The goal of Making the Grade is to shine a light on the City’s spending with minority- and women-owned firms and encourage all City agencies to improve their grades.