Compost Grant

Citizens Committee for New York City, the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer have partnered to offer grants to start, expand, and grow composting programs in all five boroughs of New York City.

Grants of up to $750 are awarded to community groups working on neighborhood composting programs. Groups eligible for funding include community associations, community gardens, friends of park groups, housing development groups, nonprofits, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, and private businesses. Grants can be used to purchase materials to start or expand upon a composting program.

For more information, contact Katie at or call 212.822.9567.

Application Instructions 


  • Make sure to review the eligibility requirements, and submit your application by 11:59PM on Monday, September 16th, 2019. Proposals must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm, September 16, 2019.

  • Eligible groups include community and neighborhood associations, community association, community garden, friends of park group, housing development group, nonprofit, school, college/university, hospital, or private business. Applicants must be located within any of the five boroughs of New York City.


  • Access the online application online by clicking here - this is our preferred method for receiving applications. With this online form you are able to save your progress and resume the application later.

  • You can also download the application as a PDF file. If you would like to submit the application as a Word file, please contact us to request it in that format.


  • STAY ENGAGED! Share the news of this grant with your community (download the grant flyer below), and make sure to reach out to the grant lead with any questions! Awards will be announced on October 21st, 2019.