The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (MSWAB), Citizens Committee for NYC, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer invite community groups and individuals to apply for a grant to design and implement innovative projects that will help achieve New York City’s waste prevention, reuse and repair goals. These projects should help the City of New York eventually reuse 100% of all waste that can be reused, repaired, refurbished, or salvaged for spare parts, and pioneer models that can be replicated throughout the City.

Grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to start new reduce, reuse or repair projects, undertake related research projects, or initiate other activities which will help lead to replicable reduce, reuse or repair models in all five boroughs of New York City.

Since 2017, 33 grants for $50,576 have been awarded for reduce, reuse and repair projects in New York City. Check out the gallery to view several previous projects.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

STEP 1: ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Proposals must be completed and submitted by 11:59pm, September 16, 2019. Eligible groups include community and neighborhood associations, individuals, non-profits, for-profit small businesses, schools, and professors, researchers, and student groups at education institutions. Groups and individuals must be located within any of the five boroughs of New York City.

STEP 2: DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION

Download the application and input typed responses or print the application to hand-write your answers. Contact Citizens Committee if you experience any issues with the application.

2019 MSWAB Reduce, Reuse and Repair Grant Application

STEP 3: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Completed proposals can be sent via email to kgrassle@citizensnyc.org or by fax at (212) 989-0983. Proposals can also be mailed to the following address: Attn: Katie Grassle, 77 Water Street, Suite 202 New York, New York 10005

STEP 4: SHARE THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Please share information about this grant with your community! If you know a grassroots group, school, college, researcher or small business that has a plan to keep items out of New York's waste stream and would benefit from the grant, let them know about this opportunity! You can also download and distribute the below flyer. Thank you for helping to lift up great, sustainable projects! Here’s a flyer you can share, and thank you!

The Reduce, Reuse and Repair grant is designed by the Waste Prevention and Reuse Committee of the Manhattan SWAB. All meetings are open to the public.