2010-11-26 / Community

Local Groups Can Apply For City Grants

Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that Citizens Committee for New York City has grants available for local volunteer community groups working to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods across the city.

Through New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods, Citizens Committee offers grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to grassroots community groups in economically underresourced neighborhoods to work on community improvement projects that bring neighborhoods together.

“With this grant program, Citizens Committee is offering our community organizations a wonderful opportunity to bring many of their innovative community improvement project ideas to fruition. I encourage anyone interested to take full advantage of this great opportunity,” said Pheffer. The application deadline for the Spring 2011 grants is January 31, 2011. In addition, Citizens Committee’s “Neighborhood Leadership Insitute” is offering several skillsbuilding workshops for volunteer-led groups interested in working on community improvement projects. The workshop schedule is as follows:

Basics of Community Organizing: Saturday, January 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Group Structure: Saturday, February 12, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Navigating City Government:

Saturday, March 12, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Grassroots Fundraising: Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For further information regarding how to apply for the grants or for further information regarding the workshops, contact Citizens Committee for New York City at their wesite, www.citizensnyc.org/grants, or contact Arif Ullah at aullah@-citizensnyc. org / 212-822-9580.

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