Reuse and Repair Grant

Citizens Committee for New York City is partnering with the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to launch our newest grant initiative: NYC Reuse and Repair.  The goal of the grant is to support New York City in reusing, repairing, and refurbishing 100% of all discarded products that can be reused in some capacity, with the balance being recycled.

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded  to start new reuse or repair projects, undertake related research projects, or initiate other activities which will help lead to replicable reuse or repair models in all five boroughs of New York City.

Application Instructions 


Eligibility Requirements

Proposals must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm, September 12, 2017. Eligible groups include community and neighborhood associations, individuals, non-profits, for-profit small businesses, schools, and professors, researchers, and student groups at education institutions. Groups and individuals must be located within any of the five boroughs of New York City.


Attend an Optional Info Session

To register for the information session happening on August 15th from 6pm to 8pm in Manhattan, please contact Katie at or 212-822-9567. Please include your name, email address, and a phone number where we can contact you.


Download an application.

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. 

DESCARGUE LA SOLICITUD EN WORD:Guarde una copia de la solicitud en su computadora. Abra el documento, conteste las preguntas, guarde el documento usando el formato de Word, y reenvié su solicitud a nosotros. Puede también imprimir la solicitud y escribir a mano sus respuestas. Si tiene algún problema descargando la solicitud por favor mándenos un correo electrónico o márquenos por teléfono.


Submit your application.

Completed proposals can be sent via email to or by fax at (212) 989-0983

Proposals can also be mailed to our office.
Attn: Katie Grassle
77 Water Street, Suite 202
New York, New York 10005


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