Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Format: 2017-11-21
Format: 2017-11-21

The Citizens Committee for New York City is now accepting applications for its Neighborhood Grants program for the borough of Queens... Your idea may be a winner but you’ll never know unless you try!

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day; Free Film Screening; Neighborhood Grants; Subway Ad Doc Retires
Rockaway Times
January 07, 2016

Kostmayer praised the thousands of groups that have received grants in years past, declaring, “We love all of these great organizations in Brooklyn, but right now, we love the Bronx the most.

Norwood News
Vivian Rattay Carter
December 10, 2015

Council Member Andrew Cohen remarked, "I am excited to see the relationship between the Citizens Committee for New York City and community organizations in my District growing; it is what helps these neighborhood projects become a reality.

Over $1.6 million in Neighborhood Grants and Services Now Available for Volunteer Groups Across NYC
December 04, 2015

The program was funded through a grant from the Citizens Committee for New York City and allowed students to explore the community through photography and interviews.

Check Out Local Students’ Photos At Library Event On Saturday
Shannon Geis
Ditmas Park Corner
November 18, 2015

Through 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.

Innovative Funding Programs for Placemaking
Project for Public Spaces
November 05, 2015

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“Neighborhood-level compositing brings communities together around sustainable practices, and spur innovations that can be replicated across the city,” Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer said in a statement. “This grant program is just one piece of the puzzle,” Citizens Committee for New York City CEO Peter Kostmayer added in a statement. “Still it clearly demonstrates that New Yorkers can take control of the nutrient cycle locally and sustain it over time.

East Harlem Garden Uses Coffee from Local Cafes for Composting Project
Dartunorro Clark
DNAinfo
June 06, 2017

The College Avenue Block Association received a $1,000 "Love Your Block" grant to revitalize a lot in Mott Haven. The group is just one of 25 organizations that received grants from the Citizens Committee for New York City, which helps low-income neighborhoods enhance and improve public spaces.

Bronx Block Association Gets Grant to Clean Up Empty Lot in Mott Haven
Spectrum News | NY1
May 21, 2017

CEO Peter H. Kostmayer of Citizens Committee for New York City said: “Whatever may be happening in Washington DC, the neighborhoods of the nation’s largest city are committed to reducing the impact of climate change, increasing recycling and composting, and doing it from the bottom up. Citizens Committee for New York City has teamed up with the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to fund small community based groups doing all manner of environmental projects in neighborhoods across all five boroughs. In the absence of strong national policy to deal with climate change, New Yorkers are stepping up to do it themselves.

Volunteer Groups From Harlem To Hollis Receive “OneNYC Initiative” Neighborhood Grants
Harlem World
April 27, 2017

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