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

Download an application.

Access the online application here.

Save a copy of the application to your computer. Open the document, fill in your answers, save it as a Word Document, and send it back to us. To complete an editable PDF, download the PDF and open in your PDF viewer and populate fields directly on the application.

You may also print out either version of the application and hand-write your answers. If you run into trouble with any of the application formats, send us an email or give us a call. 

STEP 4

Attend an Optional Info Session

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm; Sunset Park Library, 5108 4th Avenue, Brooklyn (in partnership with Asst. Speaker Felix Ortiz - State Assembly District 51: Red Hook and Sunset Park) **Spanish and Chinese translation will be made available**| RSVP to broughtonk@nyassembly.gov or 718-492-6334


Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm; P.S. 109, 1001 East 45th Street, Brooklyn (in partnership with Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein - State Assembly District 41: Flatlands, East Flatbush, Sheepshead, Marine Park, Madison, Midwood) | RSVP to sshah@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9566


Thursday, November 27, 2017 - 6:30pm; Red Hook Library, 7 Walcott Street, Brooklyn (in partnership with Asst. Speaker Felix Ortiz - State Assembly District 51: Red Hook and Sunset Park) **Spanish and Chinese translation will be made available**| RSVP to broughtonk@nyassembly.gov or 718-492-6334


Thursday, November 27, 2017 - 6:30pm; Central Family Life Church, 59 Wright Street, Stapleton, Staten Island (in partnership with State Senator Diane Savino - State Senate District 23: South Beach, Arrochar, Fort Wadsworth, Rosebank, Tompkinsville, St. George, Grynes Hill, West Brighton, New Brighton, Park Hill, Randall Manor, Port Richmond, Mariner's Harbor, Stapleton) | RSVP to spanton@nysenate.gov or 718-727-9406


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 6:30pm; Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn | RSVP to swhitehorn@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9563


Monday, December 4, 2017 - 6:30pm; Jamie Towers Community Room, 633 Olmstead Avenue, Parkchester, Bronx (in partnership with Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda - State Assembly District 87: Castle Hill, Parkchester, West Farms, Van Nest, Park Stratton) RSVP to teasleyl@assembly.state.ny.us or 718-931-2620


Monday, December 5, 2017 - 5:00pm; 55-19 69th Street, Maspeth, Queens (in partnership with Assemblyman Brian Barnwell - State Assembly District 30: Maspeth, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside, Rego Park, Middle Village, Sunnyside Gardens) RSVP to chowdhuryaniqa@gmail.com or 718-651-3185


Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:30pm; 5030 Broadway 8vo piso, Suite 820, Manhattan (in partnership with ADEUSA) | RSVP to Luis Cruz at lcr9733@msn.com


SPANISH LANGUAGE INFO SESSION: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm; St. Helena's Church Auditorium, 1315 Olmstead Ave, Parkchester, Bronx (in partnership with Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda - State Assembly District 87: Castle Hill, Parkchester, West Farms, Van Nest, Park Stratton) RSVP to teasleyl@assembly.state.ny.us or 718-931-2620

STEP 5

Application Submission

Deadline: January 22, 2018; 11:59pm

Early Submission for Review and Feedback: January 5, 2018; 11:59pm

MAIL:

Citizens Committee for New York City 

77 Water Street, Suite 202

New York, NY 10005

EMAIL: grants@citizensnyc.org

FAX: 212-989-0983