New York State Department of State (DOS)
08/07/19 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $15,000 to New York nonprofit community-based organizations for travel expenses to attend training sessions in green neighborhood and workforce development initiatives. Funding is intended to support the participation of organizational representatives in workshops that focus on neighborhood planning, sustainable neighborhood revitalization, environmental justice, and green workforce development.
The New York Community Greenworks Initiative has been developed to bridge the gap between low-income New Yorkers and their participation and work in the green technology sector. The Community Greenworks Initiative seeks to provide training to:
- Strengthen low-income communities through empowering neighborhood leaders to have influence in the development process and play a key role in future neighborhood planning.
- Revitalize unutilized areas such as vacant lots, abandoned homes, and/or underused properties by providing green solutions such as community gardens, green infrastructure, energy efficient technology, etc.
- Empower a low-income local workforce development program to equip workers with the training necessary to secure employment in the green technology/construction sector.
- Address potential environmental justice concerns and promote equity in areas that may be disproportionately burdened by negative environmental impacts.
The Community Greenworks Initiative will provide technical assistance in the development of a community-based Greenworks Action Plan for a potential environmental justice neighborhood that links community needs and priorities with redevelopment and/or placemaking opportunities. The Action Plans will position revitalization of low-income neighborhoods through sustainable development practices and will provide improved living conditions, as well as a potential pathway for community members to employment in the green technology sector.
Through this Request for Applications (RFA), the Department of State (DOS) will select not-for-profit community-based organizations (CBOs) to participate in Phase I of the New York Community Greenworks Initiative - completion of the Greenworks Training Institute to develop New York Community Green Leaders. The Institute is comprised of two week-long training workshops, culminating in completion of a Greenworks Action Plan and identification of a “first mover” project. This will provide eligibility to apply for a Phase II grant (to become available in a separate Request for Applications) to support project implementation.
Grant monies may be used for travel expenses for up to three (3) employees, volunteers, or partners from each selected Green Leaders organization, to facilitate participation in the two week-long segments of the Greenworks Training Institute.
For additional program details, see: https://www.dos.ny.gov/funding/rfa-18-opd-52/NYS-Greenworks-RFA-Phase-FINAL.pdf#page=5
GrantWatch ID#: 186235
Through this Request for Applications (RFA), the Department of State (DOS) will select up to six (6) not-for-profit community-based organizations (CBOs) to participate in Phase I of the New York Community Greenworks Initiative.
Up to $15,000.
All activities described will take place for and during the two week-long Training Institutes, specific dates to be determined, and will commence upon execution of a contract between the state and each awardee.
- Anticipated Contract Start Date: September 1, 2019
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To prequalify in the Grants Gateway: https://grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees
Application package must be submitted to:
Catherine Traina, Contract Administration Unit
New York State Department of State
Bureau of Fiscal Management
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave, Suite 1110
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Submit all questions via email to NYSGreenworks@dos.ny.gov (with the subject line: NYS Greenworks Application RFA 18-OPD52, General Question).
New York Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Avenue, Suite 1010
Albany, NY 12231
USA: New York City; New York