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 


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


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.


Attend an information session to learn more about the grant application process and get your questions answered. You are not required to attend an information session to apply for our grant. 

Can't make it to an application session? Watch our video that gives an outline of the application and grants process!

Wednesday, October 22 | Webinar | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Friday, November 7 | Bronx | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Thursday, November 13 | Webinar | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

Monday, December 1 | Harlem | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Tuesday, December 2 | Brooklyn | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday, December 8 | Bronx | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 10 | Manhattan | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday, January 12 | Webinar | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursday, January 15 | Queens | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

RSVP is required; please contact Tehmina at or 212-822-9563. Please provide your name, email, and a phone number where we can reach you. 


Fill out an application.

ONLINE APPLICATION: Follow instructions on the application to save and submit your application. 

PDF APPLICATION: Save a copy of the application to your computer. Open the document and click below the questions to enter your answers. Save it as a PDF, and send it back to us. Please note that if you fill in the form in your Internet browser, it will not allow you to save your answers. 

WORD APPLICATION: 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.

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. 


Submit your application.

The application deadline for 2015 was January 26, 2015. 


Citizens Committee for New York City 

77 Water Street, Suite 202

New York, NY 10005


FAX: 212-989-0983