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Recent Grant Awards

2016-17 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Awardees

New York Metropolitan Area:

  • Waterway and Street Trash Elimination: $40,261, Bronx River Alliance
  • Creating a Streetscape: $47,707, Concrete Safaris, Inc.
  • Lower East Side Environmental Resiliency Project: $50,000, Cooper Square Community Development
  • Riverside Maritime Trail Park Plan: $50,000, Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association, Inc.
  • Tibbetts Brook & Van Cortlandt Lake Study: $29,924, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
  • Gowanus Blue Schools: $49,999, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Inc.
  • Youth Tillers Green Jobs Corp: $48,498, The Youth Farm
  • East River Park Restoration Program: $35,080, Outstanding Renewal Enterprises, Inc. dba Lower East Side Ecology Center
  • Shore Corps: Green Stewards Youth Internship and Workforce Development Program: $50,000, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Inc.
  • Measuring Bronx River Water Quality and Pathogen Levels: Awareness Leading to Empowerment: $48,162, Rocking the Boat, Inc.
  • Good Earth, Good Gardens: $40,120, Starflower Experiences, Inc.
  • THE POINT Urban Farm Rainwater Capture System and Pollinator Rain Garden: $37,576, Sustainable South Bronx
  • The Program for Leaders Advancing their Community's Environment: $50,000, The Bronx is Blooming
  • Give Trees a Chance: Environmental Justice in South Brooklyn: $50,000, The Green-Wood Historic Fund
  • East New York Compost Project: $50,000, United Community Centers, Inc.

Mid-Hudson Valley:

  • Poughkeepsie Gardens: $50,000, Poughkeepsie Farm Project
  • Training the Next Generation of Growers: $44,288, YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

Capital Region:

  • North Bay ReGeneration Project: Greening the Future: $49,714: Kite's Nest
  • Uptown Summer: Environmental Stewards of North Troy: $49,940, Media Alliance
  • Albany South End Environmental Justice Project: $50,000, A Village
  • Growing Green Roofs in North Central Troy: $50,000, Capital Roots

Central New York:

  • City of Auburn Healthy Homes Initiative: $33,805, Homesite Fund, Inc.
  • Healthy Homes Workshops & Development Program: $47,026, NEHDA Inc.
  • Youth Exploration in Improving Air Quality: $49,965, Onondaga Earth Corps, Inc.

For more information on these projects, please call the Office of Environmental Justice at 518-402-8556 or toll free in New York State at 1-866-229-0497