NYC Grants for Collaborative Community Projects

One NYC One Nation Program to Award Micro-Grants to Diverse Groups Collaborating on Community Projects

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Fatima Shama and Citizens Committee for NYC CEO Peter Kostmayer today announced the UnityNYC Grant Awards, a grant program for groups collaborating on community projects. UnityNYC Grant Awards is a signature program of One NYC One Nation in collaboration with the Citizens Committee for New York City, the New York Community Trust, the One Nation Foundation, the New York Council for the Humanities, and the J.M. Kaplan Fund.

The UnityNYC Grant Awards will award grants up to $3,000 to faith-based or neighborhood-based immigrant and non-immigrant groups that collaborate on community projects. The grants will support the City’s ongoing commitment to sustaining healthy communities through high impact service projects. UnityNYC Grant Awards will tap into New York City’s diverse neighborhood groups to proactively address critical needs and promote opportunities that directly contribute to the public good.

We are accepting applications from resident-led volunteer groups in all five boroughs. Groups will be selected based on their demonstrated ability to unite residents from diverse backgrounds, mobilize at least 20 volunteers, and execute a well-planned project. Preference will be given to groups operating in low-income, under-served communities. Partner with one or many groups, come up with an idea, and apply! The deadline is January 31st, 2013.

To access the application please see the Citizens Committee for NYC’s website: http://www.citizensnyc.org/programs/grants/unitygrants.html. A flyer, FAQ sheet and press release have also been attached to this e-mail. Thank you for your partnership and ongoing commitment to our city’s immigrant communities. In unity, we will continue to make NYC the greatest city in the world!

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