Make Greenpoint Greener by Submitting a Project Proposal to GCEF!

GCEF

Have you ever explored the Kingsland Wildflowers Green Roof? Paddled along with the North Brooklyn Boat Club? Relaxed in the Urban Oasis in McGolrick Park? Worked in the Java Street Community Garden? Then you know the power of GCEF Grants! Those are just a few of the 40 creative and impactful environmental improvement projects that have received funding from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund.

And your project could be next! GCEF is calling for grant proposals, and has $1.2 Million to award in grants ranging from $25,000 – $100,000. 

GCEF grants are Greenpoint specific, awarded to projects carried out within the bounds of the 11222 zip code, and the entirety of McCarren Park. The funding supports “projects that address community environmental improvement priorities, such as improving water quality, groundwater, open space, toxic pollution, and air quality.” Non-profit organizations, local government, academic and educational institutions are all welcome to apply, but individuals and for-profit businesses are not eligible.

Think you’ve got the greenest project in Greenpoint? Click here for in depth information about submitting a grant application. Proposals are due 3/15/2018! 

About Lucie Levine

Lucie Levine is the founder of Archive on Parade, a local tour and event company that aims to take New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a Native New Yorker, licensed New York City tour guide, and freelance writer with a passion for the city’s social, political and cultural history.

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