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2018 GCEF Grant Information

Make Greenpoint Greener by Submitting a Project Proposal to GCEF!
$1.2 million in grants available. Proposals due by 3/15/2018.

For Specific Information and Guidance on Submitting a Grant Application: Visit www.nfwf.org/gcef. And Learn More by Watching GCEF’s Grant Application Webinar.

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What Types of Grants are Available?
The goal of the GCEF is to secure significant environmental improvements in Greenpoint; and to support projects that address community environmental improvement priorities, such as improving water quality, groundwater, open space, toxic pollution, and air quality. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Sustain the benefits of past GCEF-funded work by supporting maintenance, organizational capacity, or enhanced community engagement;
  • Enhance the impact of past GCEF-funded work by targeting a new area of Greenpoint or a new Greenpoint audience; and/or
  • Implement a new project that will realize environmental benefits for a significant portion of the Greenpoint population.

What is Not Eligible for Funding?
Funds may not be used to support political advocacy, fundraising, lobbying, or litigation. Monitoring, data collection, or data use projects must already have an approved Quality Assurance Project Plan from a public agency or the GCEF to be considered for funding.

What are the Size of Grants?
Grants will range in size from $25,000 to $100,000.

Who May Apply?
Eligible applicants include non-profit 501(c) organizations, local government, and academic and educational institutions. Individuals and for-profit businesses are not eligible.

What is the Geographic Boundary of the GCEF?
For the purposes of the GCEF, Greenpoint is defined as the area of Brooklyn encompassed by 11222 Zip Code and the entirety of McCarren Park.

When Must Projects Start and End?
Projects must start within one (1) month of grant award notification (expected to be July 15, 2018); and be completed by July 1, 2019.

Previously Funded GCEF Projects:

About GCEF

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) is a joint program of the New York State Office of the Attorney General and Department of Environmental Conservation. The GCEF program is an environmental grant program created by the State of New York with monies obtained through a settlement with ExxonMobil over its Greenpoint oil spill.

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In the Community

Webinar for Grant Applicants

January 24th, 2018|

GCEF Update to CAP

January 22nd, 2018|

Release of Request for Proposals for Grants

January 16th, 2018|

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