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Make Greenpoint Greener by Submitting a Project Proposal to GCEF!

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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! 

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Greenpoint is About to Get a Whole Lot Greener Thanks to First Round of GCEF Grant Recipients

Courtesy of Java Street Community Garden

On Friday, the first small grants from the Greenpoint Community Evironmental Fund‘s (GCEF) $19.5 million were awarded to 18 environmental improvement projects in the neighborhood. The funds are ExxonMobil’s retribution for spilling 17-30 million gallons of crude oil into Newtown Creek. Thanks, Exxon!

This initial round of funding amounts to $395,000 (between $5,000 and $25,000 per project with matching funds), and encompasses high-quality, locally-led initiatives that will enhance open space, green the hood, and improve environmental education. Continue reading

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