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.

Application Instructions 

STEP 1

Review our grant guidelines to see if your group's project and our grants are a good match. 

Learn more about our eligibility requirements - watch our video!

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

Download an application.

Save a copy of the application to your computer. Open the document, fill in your answers, save it as a Word Document, and send it back to us.

You may also print out either version of 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. 

STEP 4

Attend an Info Session

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:00pm; Queens Library (Langston Hughes Branch), 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona (in partnership with State Senator Jose Peralta - State Senate District 13: Corona, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside, Astoria) ) | RSVP to rsvp.sd13@gmail.com or 718-205-3881

SPANISH LANGUAGE INFO SESSION: Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:00pm ; Queens Library (Corona Branch), 38-23 104th Street, Corona (in partnership with State Senator Jose Peralta - State Senate District 13: Corona, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside, Astoria) | RSVP to rsvp.sd13@gmail.com or 718-205-3881

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:30pm; 55-19 69th Street, Queens (in partnership with Assemblyman Brian Barnwell - Assembly District 30: Woodside, Maspeth, Sunnyside, Rego Park) | RSVP to chowdhuryaniqa@gmail.com or 718-651-3185

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm; 1447 Ferris Place, Westchester Square, Bronx (in partnership with Assemblyman Michael Benedetto - Assembly District 82: Throggs Neck, Silver Beach, Locust Point, Edgewater Park, Eastchester Bay, Schuylerville, Country Club, Spencer Estates, Pelham Bay, Co-op City, City Island, Westchester Square, Morris Park) | RSVP to collazzij@nyassembly.gov or 718-892-2235

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:30pm; St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, 260 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn (in partnership with Senator Jesse Hamilton - State Senate District 82: Brownsville, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, South Slope, and Sunset Park.) | RSVP to raulnysenate@gmail.com or 718-284-4700

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:30pm; 910 Grand Concourse, Suite 1JK, Bronx (in partnership with Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner - Assembly District 77: Highbridge, Claremont, Concourse, Mt.Eden, Morris Heights) | RSVP to bautistak@nyassembly.gov or 718-538-2000

SPANISH LANGUAGE INFO SESSION: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:30pm; 910 Grand Concourse, Suite 1JK, Bronx (in partnership with Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner - Assembly District 77: Highbridge, Claremont, Concourse, Mt.Eden, Morris Heights) ) | RSVP to bautistak@nyassembly.gov or 718-538-2000

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm; Brooklyn (in partnership with Assemblyman Jaime Williams - Assembly District 59: Canarsie, Georgetown, Mill Basin, Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach.) | RSVP to 718-252-2124

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:30pm; St.Albans Baptist Church, 196-02 119th Avenue, Queens (in partnership with Senator Leroy Comrie - State Senate District 14: Briarwood, Cambria Heights, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Hillcrest, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens, Laurelton, Queens Village, Rosedale, South Jamaica, Springfield Gardens and St. Albans) | RSVP to abbady@nysenate.gov or 718-765-6359

STEP 5

Application Submission

Deadline: January 22, 2018; 11:59pm

Early Submission for Review and Feedback: January 5, 2018; 11:59pm

MAIL:

Citizens Committee for New York City 

77 Water Street, Suite 202

New York, NY 10005

EMAIL: grants@citizensnyc.org

FAX: 212-989-0983