Hurricane Relief Grants

Citizens Committee for New York City is awarding grants of $2,000 to support volunteer-led hurricane relief efforts in New York City.

We are offering this short-term, high-impact Hurricane Relief Grants opportunity because we understand that Sandy relief efforts go beyond the immediate aftermath. The grants are to help increase the overall capacity of volunteer groups to provide relief to hurricane-impacted areas and to support specific projects that address hurricane-related damage to community spaces (for example: waterfronts, sidewalks, school grounds, community gardens, parks).

Funding for these grants is provided by the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, in partnership with NYC Service.  For more Hurricane Sandy recovery resources, visit or call 311.

The deadline to apply for 2013 has passed.

Application Instructions 


Make sure that your project is a good fit.

Our Hurricane Relief Grants are for existing or newly formed volunteer-led groups working in all five boroughs of New York City. Citizens Committee will not award grants to individuals or families.


Download the application. 

Submit your application by Thursday, August 1. Groups will be notified of our grant decision the week of August 12.

Approved projects must be completed by October 31, 2013.