Courtesy of the Citizens Committee for New York City
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By Forum Staff
State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) has organized a workshop to help area community groups apply for City Neighborhood Grants.
Addabbo and members of the Citizens Committee for New York City will host the grant writing workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Woodhaven Library, located at 85-41 Forest Pkwy. Over the two hours, the senator and CCNYC will help representatives of local organizations prepare their applications for a Neighborhood Grant. The financial aid can reach as high as $3,000, Addabbo noted.
Groups such as block associations, tenants’ associations (including NYCHA), civic groups, student groups, PTAs, and many others are eligible to apply for this grant, the senator said. These groups may be long-standing, newly established, or in the process of forming, and are not required to have non-profit or 501(c)(3) status.
“This is a great opportunity for community organizations to apply for the Neighborhood Grant and bring in some money to fund a community project,” Addabbo added. “Oftentimes, local organizations need a little boost to get a specific project off the ground. In previous years this grant has been given to some credible organizations that put the money to good use for the entire community.”
Some of those credible organizations include the Breezy Point Garden Club, Grover Cleveland High School, PS 64, GallopNYC, and the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society. The groups used their grants for myriad projects, such as community gardens for students, murals, portable history museums, visual and performing arts, nutrition awareness, composting, beautification projects, and more.
If you feel that your organization could benefit from a Neighborhood Grant, come out to the workshop and get your application in before the Jan. 21deadline, Addabbo advised. For more information about the grant, the grant writing process, and your group’s eligibility, visit citizensnyc.org/grants.