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 


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.

Access the online application here.

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. To complete an editable PDF, download the PDF and open in your PDF viewer and populate fields directly on the application.

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. 


Attend an Optional Info Session

SPANISH LANGUAGE INFO SESSION: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 6:30pm; St. Helena's Church Auditorium, 1315 Olmstead Ave, Parkchester, Bronx (in partnership with Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda - State Assembly District 87: Castle Hill, Parkchester, West Farms, Van Nest, Park Stratton) RSVP to or 718-931-2620

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:00pm; Brooklyn | RSVP to or 646-318-0233

Tuesday, January 9, 2017 - 6:00pm; Brooklyn | RSVP to or 212-822-9595

Tuesday, January 9, 2017 - 6:00pm; Queens | RSVP to or 212-822-9595

Wednesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:00pm; Bronx | RSVP to or 212-822-9595

Wednesday, January 10, 2017 - 6:00pm; Manhattan | RSVP to or 212-822-9595

SPANISH WEBINAR, Wednesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:30pm; Manhattan | RSVP to or 212-822-9595

Thursday, January 11, 2017 - 6:00pm; Staten Island | RSVP to or 212-822-9595

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 6:30pm; Queens Baptist Church, 93-23 217th Street, Queens Village, 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 or 718-765-6359

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 6:00pm; Manhattan | RSVP to or 212-822-9595


Application Submission

Deadline: January 22, 2018; 11:59pm

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


Citizens Committee for New York City 

77 Water Street, Suite 202

New York, NY 10005


FAX: 212-989-0983