Composting 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.

Read the application instructions below carefully; for more information, contact Katie at or call 212.822.9567.

Application Instructions 


DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION OR USE THE ONLINE FORM! To use the online form, simply follow the link below. You can also download the PDF application to fill out offline, or you can use the Microsoft Word version of the application to type your responses directly. Eligibility guidelines are listed within the application.
All applicants MUST also fill out and submit the cover sheet linked below in order to be considered for funding.
Access the online application!


SUBMIT your application by no later than 11:59:00 PM on Friday, March 22nd to Katie at! You can also mail the application (must be postdated by March 22nd) to 77 Water Street, Suite 202, New York, NY 10005, or fax it to (212) 989-0983.


STAY ENGAGED! Share the news of this grant with your community, and make sure to reach out to the grant lead with any questions! Awards will be announced near the end of April 2019.