Monday, January 13, 2020

Up to $3,000 Neighborhood Grants For Community Improvement Projects Available For Roosevelt Island Groups From Citizens Committee For New York City - Application Deadline January 20

The Citizens Committee For New York City (CCNYC) is inviting Roosevelt Island community groups to apply for up to $3000 in CCNYC Neighborhood Grants. Application deadline is January 20.

The mission of CCNYC is:
... to help New Yorkers —especially those in low-income areas— come together and improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

CCNYC reports that they are currently:
... accepting applications from volunteer-led community groups for its Neighborhood Grants program, which provides funding of up to $3,000 and project planning support for initiatives aimed at improving the local quality of life. The application deadline is January 20th and grassroots organizations from across the five boroughs are invited to apply. Organizations do not have to be a registered 501(c)(3) to receive an award from CCNYC. Eligible groups include block and civic associations, schools (PTAs, teachers, student-led groups), gardening groups, and others.

Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded for neighborhood improvement projects planned and executed by local residents. Examples of eligible projects include turning a vacant lot into a community garden or community composting site; facilitating workshops on healthy cooking and eating; beautifying public spaces; arts and cultural programs; youth fitness initiatives; and much more. Groups working in the city’s most underserved and low-income neighborhoods will be given priority. In addition to funding, groups selected for a 2020 Neighborhood Grant will receive project planning assistance, opportunities to participate in skills-building workshops, and access to CCNYC’s equipment resource library....
More info and application for CCNYC Neighborhood Grant available here.

Previous Roosevelt Island recipients of CCNYC Neighborhood Grants include iDig2Learn and the Roosevelt Island Garden Club. iDig2Learn spruced up and beautified the Coler Hospital Campus and according to CCNYC:
... the Roosevelt Island Garden Club replaced and repaired all of its garden paths to make the infrastructure more accessible to all community members, including those who use wheelchairs, mobility devices, walkers, strollers, carts, and wagons. As Roosevelt Island is a geographically isolated Manhattan neighborhood, it is important for all residents to access the garden.
Don't miss this chance to apply for a CCNYC Neighborhood Grant for your Roosevelt Island project.