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2018 Environmental Justice Community Impact Grant Awardees

Capital District

  • Community Empowerment through Community Participatory Mapping: $99,990, Arbor Hill Development Corporation
  • Urban Environmental Transformation: Youth Empowerment for Community Change: $99,929, Capital Roots Inc.
  • Germinating The NATURE Lab Environmental Education Center: $100,000, Media Alliance, Inc.
  • Albany South End Environmental Justice Project Expansion: $100,000, RADIX Ecological Sustainability Center

Central New York

  • Material Reuse as Community Resource for Underserved Populations in Ithaca NY: $93,525, Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.

Rochester Area

  • Urban Agriculture Engagement and Food Waste Diversion Program: $100,000, Blueprint Geneva, Inc.
  • Green Visions Workforce Development Program and Community Gardens: $100,000, Friends of the Garden Aerial Inc.
  • Engaging Renters in Rochester's Potential Environmental Justice Areas in Healthy Homes Advocacy: $98330, Rochester Peoples Climate Coalition, Inc. fiscal sponsor for Rochester's City-Wide Tenants' Union (CWTU)

Hudson Valley

  • From Vision to Reality: The Yonkers Greenway Community Park: $100,000, Groundwork Hudson Valley
  • Poughkeepsie Gardens: $100,000, Poughkeepsie Farm Project
  • The Yonkers Blue Team: Tackling Local Water Quality Issues through Research and Youth Engagement: $100,000, Sarah Lawrence College fiscal sponsor for Beczak Environmental Education Center

Long Island

  • Riverside Maritime Trail Phase II Development & Programming: $50,000, Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association, Inc.
  • Project BAY AREA: $100,000, Long Beach Latino Civic Association

New York Metropolitan

  • Pollinator Raingarden: $72,953, Bronx River Alliance, Inc.
  • Low Income HDFC Environmental Resiliency Project: $100,000, Cooper Square Community Development Committee
  • Tibbetts Restoration, Exploration and Clean-Up (TREC): $99,995, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park
  • Gowanus Canal Conservancy School Clean & Green Program: $99,702, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Inc.
  • Mapping Environmental (In)Justice: $89,664, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth
  • Urban Lab for Open Spaces Air Monitoring Study: $99,003, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn
  • Shore Corps: Green Stewards Youth Internship & Workforce Development Program: $100,000, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Inc.
  • Measuring Bronx River Water Quality and Pathogen Levels: $77,577, Rocking the Boat, Inc.
  • The Bronx is Blooming's Program for Leaders Advancing their Community's Environment (PLACE): $100,000, The Bronx is Blooming
  • East New York Healthy Soil Initiative: $100,000, United Community Centers, Inc.
  • The Sunset Park Regenerative Energy Education Project (REEP): $50,000, UPROSE Inc.
  • A Community-Based Education and Planning Project about Climate Change-Related Health Impacts in Inwood: $100,000, West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc.
  • YMPJ Air, Water, & Food Vulnerability Project: $100,000, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice, Inc.
  • Western New York The Square Community Garden & Farmers Market Project: $93,830, Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. fiscal sponsor for Fillmore Forward, Inc.
  • Growing Green: $75,500, Massachusetts Avenue Project Inc.

2018 Environmental Education Centers in Urban Communities

Capital Region

  • Media Alliance, Inc., Troy, NY - $250,000 to create the NATURE Lab Urban Environmental Education Center, a critical resource for the North Troy Art, Technology and Urban Research in Ecology Program.
  • Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, Albany, NY - $422,410 to expand the current educational facilities at the Radix Center by constructing an Ecological Justice Literacy Classroom.

Mid-Hudson Valley

  • Groundwork Hudson Valley, Yonkers, NY - $577,589 to upgrade the Science Barge to include aquaponics, water sanitization, wildlife observation, and outdoor classrooms.

New York Metropolitan Area:

  • WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York, NY - $750,000 to develop an Urban Environmental Education Center that will provide free education programming for northern Manhattan residents.

2018 Vital Brooklyn Grantees

  • Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, Inc.-$50,000 - to support their Green Teen Internship Program that will help to build character, teach marketable skills, and create pathways that facilitate jobs and careers in the burgeoning green economy for adolescent and young adult residents of Central Brooklyn.
  • Nehemiah Economic Development, Inc.- $50,000 - to expand their Solar Pioneers training program that provides participants with both classroom and real on-the-ground workforce experience with solar industry representatives.

2017 Green Jobs For Youth Grant Awardees

New York Metropolitan Area:

  • West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. - $80,000 for the WEACT Worker Training Program providing training in solar installation.
  • St. Nicks Alliance Corp. - $64,500 for the Emerald Initiative providing training in green infrastructure.
  • Sustainable South Bronx - $100,000 for the Capturing the Sun project providing training in solar installation.
  • United Community Centers - $100,000 for the East New York Farms! Youth Program providing training in urban agriculture.

Mid-Hudson Valley:

  • Poughkeepsie Farm Project - $100,000 for the Poughkeepsie Urban Farming Initiative providing training in urban agriculture.

Capital Region:

  • Social Enterprise and Training Center - $100,000 for the SEAT Center Green Initiative providing training in green infrastructure and energy efficiency.

Central New York:

  • Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Madison & Oneida Counties Inc.(fiscal sponsor for the Midtown Utica Community Center - $100,000 for the New American Green Careers Training Program providing training in solar installation.
  • Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments Inc. - $100,000 for the Grow Binghamton Workforce Development Project providing training in urban agriculture.

Western New York:

  • Groundwork Buffalo, Inc. - $99,977.00 for the Fresh Food Fellows project providing training in urban agriculture.
  • People United for Sustainable Housing, Inc. - $100,000 for the Environmental Stewardship Youth Training Program providing training in green infrastructure.

For awardees from previous years, please visit Open NY.

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