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**Request for Proposals (RFP) - NYC Brownfield Partnership Grant Program**

The NYC Brownfield Partnership is dedicated to the revitalization of brownfield sites and the sustainable development of our local communities. In pursuit of this mission, we are pleased to announce our formal grant-giving process for the year 2024. We invite qualified organizations to submit proposals for grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 per year. At this time, we anticipate one (1) to three (3) grants per year, depending on available funds.

These grants aim to support research initiatives that advance the brownfield community, including policy and technical assistance, as well as community-based organizations working towards local workforce development, citizen science-based education, or community-based gardens.

Grant Categories:

1. Brownfield Research Grants:

These grants are intended to fund research projects that contribute to the advancement of the brownfield community. Proposals in this category should focus on policy development, technical assistance, or other innovative solutions that address brownfield challenges. 

2. Community-Based Organization Grants:

These grants are designed to support community-based organizations dedicated to:

     a. Local Workforce Development: Enhancing job opportunities and skills training in the brownfield sector. Proposals may include program support for administrative, educational, or workforce supplies, or to offset paid internship costs, to train local residents in brownfield cleanup and redevelopment skills, creating a skilled workforce for future projects.

     b. Citizen Science-Based Education: Promoting education and awareness about brownfield issues through citizen science initiatives. This could involve educational programs that engage community members in data collection and analysis related to local brownfield sites. 

     c. Community-Based Gardens: Supporting the establishment and maintenance of community gardens that contribute to environmental and community well-being. Funds can be used for supplies, fellowship programs, and paid internship costs to support the success of community garden projects.


Qualified organizations eligible to apply for these grants include nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, research entities, and community-based organizations operating within New York City. 

Application Process:

Interested organizations are invited to submit their proposals on a rolling basis, ensuring that applications will be reviewed throughout the year. Please provide the following information in your proposal:

  1. Executive Summary: A brief overview of your organization and the proposed project.
  2. Project Description: Detailed information about the project, its goals, objectives, and expected outcomes.
  3. Budget: A clear and itemized budget for the requested grant amount, including how the funds will be allocated.
  4. Timeline: A project timeline outlining key milestones and deliverables. 
  5. Organizational Capacity: Information about your organization's capacity to successfully execute the project.
  6. Impact Assessment: How the project aligns with the goals of the NYC Brownfield Partnership and its potential impact on the brownfield community.

Submission Details:

Please submit your proposals electronically as a .pdf to communications@nycbrownfieldpartnership.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Contact Information:

For inquiries and additional information, please contact Laura Senkevitch at communications@nycbrownfieldpartnership.org.

The NYC Brownfield Partnership looks forward to receiving timely and thoughtful proposals that contribute to the betterment of our communities and the advancement of brownfield initiatives in New York City. 

Together, we can play a role in creating a cleaner, more sustainable future for all New Yorkers.

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