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Got An Idea For A Great Neighborhood Improvement Project? Get A $3,000 Grant To Help Make It Happen!

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Photo via Citizens Committee for NYC
Photo via Citizens Committee for NYC

Working on transforming an empty lot into a garden? Trying to organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions? Hoping to get your elementary school to recycle more?

If you’ve got a community or school improvement project that needs funding, the Citizens Committee for New York City is currently accepting applications for their Neighborhood Grants. The funding range is up to $3,000, and they prioritize groups based in low-income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.

Here are a few of their guidelines for grant applicants:

  • Applications are accepted from resident-led groups based primarily in low-income neighborhoods across NYC.
  • Groups can be long-standing or in the process of forming, and don’t have to have non­‐profit or 501(c)(3) status.
  • These grants are not for: individuals; for-profit projects; businesses; organizations with paid staff; fraternal and partisan organizations; groups with an annual budget of greater than $40,000; religion-based initiatives; projects of staffed organizations.

See the complete guidelines here.

Applications must be submitted online or emailed as a Word doc or PDF file, mailed, or faxed by 11:59pm on January 26. Applicants will be notified whether or not they’ve received the grant by late April.

For more information, contact Tehmina at [email protected] or 212-822-9563.

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