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2019 City-Wide Community-Scale Composting Grant

Grants to New York City Nonprofits, For-Profits,
Schools, and Groups for Composting Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Citizens Committee for New York City, Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB), and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

Deadline Date:

03/22/19 11:59 PM, or postmarked by date


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Grants ranging from $100 to $750 to New York City nonprofits, private businesses, schools, IHEs, hospitals, community gardens, community associations, and housing development groups to promote composting. Funding is intended to create or expand composting programs in the five boroughs of New York City.

Funds should be used for building or purchasing equipment and tools for a compost system as well as signage or other resources for community outreach.

- Provide funding assistance for community, small-scale organic waste diversion initiative in all five boroughs
- Encourage initiatives that utilize environmentally preferable alternatives to long-distance waste export while also protecting our water bodies from excessive nutrient loading
- Promote initiatives that generate soil amendments for gardens, parks, street trees, landscaping and/or are marketed as a product

Selection Criteria:
- Completeness of application in which all questions are adequately answered
- Ability to educate target audience about the value of composting
- Ability to quantitatively track outcomes of the initiative (roughly measure the amount of food scraps diverted)
- Ability to financially sustain the initiative/present a cost-effective model
- Ability to implement project, i.e., site permissions, track record of group

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180094

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants ranging from $100-$750 will be available to awardees.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are awarded to community associations, community gardens, friends of park groups, schools, colleges and universities, private businesses, housing development groups, and schools working on neighborhood composting programs.

Applicants must be located within the five boroughs of New York City.

Funds cannot be used for planning or personnel expenses.

Pre-Application Information:

Submit grant application online by 11:59 PM on March 22, 2019.

Grants will be announced by April 19, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Or mail or deliver applications to:
Citizens Committee for New York
ATTN: Katie Grassle
77 Water Street, Suite 202
New York, NY 10005

Or email applications to Katie Grassle:
Katie Grassle
(212) 822-9567

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York City: All five boroughs;   New York