Neighborhood Grants

Through our 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. We prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. 

Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.

Join us for a Grant Information Session in your neighborhood or borough! Information Sessions will cover the structure of the Neighborhood Grant application, best practices for project planning, group and budget eligibility, and tips for a successful application. Make sure to check back often for updates to the below list:

  • Monday, November 19 | 6:00 PM | Manhattan | Workshop in English | RSVP to for location information.
  • Monday, November 19 | 6:00 PM | Queens | Workshop in English | RSVP to for location information.
  • Monday, November 26 | 6:00 PM | Staten Island | Workshop in English | RSVP to for location information.
  • Friday, November 30th | 6:00 PM | Queens | In partnership with Assemblyman Brian Barnwell; RSVP to for location information.

Application Instructions 


Review our sample application and budget guidelines for guidance on how to complete the application. You can also refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Download An Application

PDF APPLICATION: Save a copy of the application to your computer. Open the document, develop your responses, and send it back to us. You may also print out 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.

ONLINE APPLICATION: Click here to access the online application


Application Submission

Deadline: January 21, 2019; 11:59pm

Early Submission for Review and Feedback: January 4, 2019; 11:59pm


Citizens Committee for New York City 

77 Water Street, Suite 202

New York, NY 10005


FAX: 212-989-0983