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The NYC Plaza Program

Grants to New York City Non-Profits
for Projects that Develop New Plazas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)

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Grants to New York non-profit organizations that propose to create new neighborhood plazas throughout the Five Boroughs of New York City by transforming underdeveloped streets into beautiful, accessible public spaces and walkable destinations. The purpose of these grants is to promote the design and construction of new plazas across New York City. A "plaza" is considered to be an area designated by the Department of Transportation for use as a plaza located within the bed of a roadway, which may contain benches, tables, or other facilities for pedestrian use.

The Department of Transportation's ultimate goal is to enhance the public realm and provide all New Yorkers with quality open space within a 10-minute walk. By applying to the Plaza Program, an applicant is requesting:

A) to have City capital funds invested in their community in the form of a plaza;
B) to garner community support and participate in the design process; and
C) to manage, maintain, program, and operate the plaza once construction is complete.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128934


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be:
• Not-for-profit organizations operating in any of the five boroughs of New York City;
• Incorporated in New York State and compliant with annual State and Federal filing requirements for not-for-profit organizations;
• Certified tax exempt under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c); and
• Located near or have a mission that serves or relates to the geographical target area of the proposed plaza.

Note: Should the applicant not have 501(c) status, the organization may partner with another sponsor that complies with the eligibility and legal requirements mentioned above.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications can be downloaded from The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, July 13, 2012. Applications may be submitted by e-mail or postmarked by July 13, 2012; e-mail submissions are preferred.

E-mail submissions should be addressed to:

Post submissions should be mailed to: NYC Plaza Program, NYC DOT, 55 Water Street, 9th FL, New York, NY 10041.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mr. Vaidila Kungys
Phone: (212) 839-6693

Grant Coverage Areas:

The Five Boroughs of New York City

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York