Neighborhood Grants

Through our Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school projects throughout the city. We prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. 

Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.

Application Instructions 

STEP 1

Review our grant guidelines to see if your group's project and our grants are a good match. 

Learn more about our eligibility requirements - watch our video!

STEP 2

Review our sample application and budget guidelines for guidance on how to complete the application. You can also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

STEP 3

Applications will be available in late September! Stay Tuned!

STEP 4

Attend an Info Session

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:00pm; Queens Library (Langston Hughes Branch), 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona (in partnership with State Senator Jose Peralta) | RSVP to rsvp.sd13@gmail.com or 718-205-3881

SPANISH LANGUAGE INFO SESSION: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm; Queens Library (Corona Branch), 38-23 104th Street, Corona (in partnership with State Senator Jose Peralta) | RSVP to rsvp.sd13@gmail.com or 718-205-3881

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm; Bronx (in partnership with Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner) | RSVP to bautistak@nyassembly.gov or 718-538-2000

SPANISH LANGUAGE INFO SESSION: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:30pm; Bronx (in partnership with Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner) | RSVP to bautistak@nyassembly.gov or 718-538-2000

STEP 5

Submit your application.

Deadline: January 22, 2018

Early Submission for Review: January 5, 2018

MAIL:

Citizens Committee for New York City 

77 Water Street, Suite 202

New York, NY 10005

EMAIL: grants@citizensnyc.org

FAX: 212-989-0983