Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Roosevelt Island 2015 Public Purpose Funds Application Now Available, Deadline For Submitting Letter Of Intent January 16 - $100 Thousand Available For Roosevelt Island Non Profit Organizations

Are you a Roosevelt Island not-for profit organization seeking funds for your organization? If yes, get ready to submit your 2015 application to be considered for a portion of the approximately $100,000 in Roosevelt Island Public Purpose Funds available.

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato reported last month:

... Every year, RIOC awards a set amount of Public Purpose Funds to non-profit organizations whose programs benefit Roosevelt Island residents. These funds are provided for the educational, artistic, environmental, and cultural enrichment of the community, with an aim to deliver services to those who need them most. A notification will be issued to the public via our RIOC Advisories alert system with instructions on how to apply for funding. This information will also be posted on our website soon at rioc.ny.gov. All Roosevelt Island not-for-profit groups that are looking for additional funding are encouraged to apply....
According to this RIOC advisory:
Notification issued 1/2/2015 at 5:30 PM. On Monday, January 5th, the application process for the 2015 Public Purpose Grant will begin. Information and application materials will be available online at http://rioc.ny.gov . Local non-profit organizations whose programming benefits Roosevelt Island residents are welcome to apply for funding.

RIOC adds:
2015 Public Purpose Grant Application Guide

Grant Overview

Public Purpose funds first became available after the construction of Manhattan Park in 1989 when New York State allowed the fund to be established in lieu of the developers paying sales tax on construction materials. The RIOC Board of Directors approves the allocation of these funds yearly based upon the recommendation of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA). Not-for-profit community organizations are welcome to apply for a Public Purpose Grant by following the application process below.

RIRA Public Purpose Grant Mission Statement

Public Purpose Funds should be allocated to benefit Roosevelt Island residents, enhancing their quality of life through education, artistic and cultural enrichment, improved health or a better environment.

Applying for a Grant

Prior to submitting a request for funding, we recommend that you click the links below to thoroughly review the Public Purpose Grant Procedures and information on funding limitations, organization qualifications and the overall review process. If you determine that your organization fits within these guidelines, you may apply for a grant by submitting an online inquiry.

Getting Started

Funding Procedures

Grant Timeline

Begin Grant Inquiry

Sample Application
As reported December 10, 2014, RIOC decided to allow the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) to continue it's role vetting Roosevelt Island non profit organizations Public Purpose Fund applications and making recommendations for award allocations to the RIOC Board:
... agreement was reached for RIRA to continue vetting applicant organizations and making recommendations to the RIOC Board for funding allocations as long as RIRA does not participate in receiving Public Purpose Funds. RIOC continues to have the final determination as to the ultimate allocation of Public Purpose Funds....
RIOC staffers Sean Singh and Erica Spencer-El presented the proposed 2015 Public Purpose Funds process to the RIOC Directors during the December 11, 2014 Board of Directors meeting. The Public Purpose Funds process was approved by the RIOC Board following this discussion.

More on the RIOC Public Purpose Funds allocation process and procedures at this prior post.

Remember, the deadline for submitted your organization's Letter Of Intent is January 16 to be eligible for Roosevelt Island Public Purpose Funds.