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Grants to New York City Nonprofits and Faith-Based Organizations to Address Community Needs and Composting

Manhattan Community Awards Program (MCAP) and Manhattan Composting Award (MCA)


Agency
Local

GrantWatch ID#
143886

Funding Source
Office of the Manhattan Borough President
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York City: ManhattanNew York

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/25/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to New York City nonprofit and faith-based organizations in eligible regions to address the needs of the community and to support composting initiatives. Priority projects address senior programs; education; climate mitigation and resiliency; and anti-gun violence initiatives. Eligible organizations are those that serve residents of Manhattan.

Community Award Program:

The Manhattan Community Award Program prioritizes funding to organizations working with Manhattan communities and addressing the priorities noted below. For FY 24, the Program seeks to fund programs that address (but are not limited to) the following core priorities:

  • Senior Programs
    • Health, fitness, education, nutrition, and other programs serving seniors and intergenerational populations
    • Arts and cultural programming for seniors
    • Food pantry and emergency food access programs for seniors
  • Climate Mitigation and Resiliency
    • Public engagement around specific Manhattan-based resiliency projects
    • Study of the heat impacts on New York City and/or mitigation studies and education campaigns
    • Green roof projects, hydroponics, and community gardens
  • Education
    • Training for literacy coaches and/or programs to provide literacy coaches
    • Sports and other after-school physical education programs
    • Youth arts programs
    • Youth health and wellness programs
  • Anti-Gun Violence Initiatives
    • Anti-gun violence and intervention programs
    • Performance, literary and visual arts partnerships addressing social justice and the impacts of racism
    • School-arts organization partnerships pertaining to anti-gun initiatives

Composting Initiative:

For FY 24, Manhattan Borough President Levine allocated funds to support composting programs throughout Manhattan. Reducing the amount of organic waste that enters the waste stream is one of the easiest and most effective ways to combat climate change.

Priority projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Composting and composting education programs for youth
  • Composting and composting education programs for seniors and/or intergenerational populations
  • Community engagement regarding the importance of composting and the many options for doing so throughout Manhattan.


Recipient

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Community Award Program: The Manhattan Community Award Program prioritizes funding to organizations working with Manhattan communities.

Composting Award: For FY 24, Manhattan Borough President Levine allocated a minimum of $50,000 to support composting programs throughout Manhattan.

Any religious organizations must have a 501(c)3 human service organization designation.

All organizations must provide proof of insurance.

Ineligible
Capital improvements are not allowable costs.

Travel expenses or gift cards are not allowable costs.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: August 25, 2023 by 5 pm. There will be no extensions granted.

Please note that any organization that has an existing profile in the application database and needs a password reset MUST request this reset no later than August 18, 2023. Therefore, it is imperative that applicants begin their applications prior to August 18, 2023.

This is a reimbursement grant.

Please consider that any stipends or salaries must be lower than 50% of the grant request.

Estimated Size of Grant
Community Award Program:
Award Size: One-time contract in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.
Please note that the maximum funding for programs contracted via DOE is $5,000.

Composting Award:
One-time contact ranging from $5,000 to $10,000.
Please note that the maximum funding for programs contracted via DOE is $5,000.

Term of Contract
All goods and services must be purchased or provided no later than June 30, 2024.

Contact Information
Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=manhattanborough
Community Award Program: Use code: MCAP24
Composting Award: Use code: MCA24

For any questions contact the Budget Unit via email:

Amy Slattery
212-669-2392
aslattery@manhattanbp.nyc.gov

Nelson S. Andino
212-669-8145
nandino@manhattanbp.nyc.gov

Maytee Cariño
212-669-8858
mcarino@manhattanbp.nyc.gov

Main Office
The David N. Dinkins Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, 19th floor
New York, NY 10007

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