Single Neighborhood: 2021 Open Streets Funding Application
Opens Sep 17 2021 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline Nov 13 2021 12:59 PM (EST)
Description

Neighborhood Development 2021 Open Streets Grant

The 2021 Open Streets Grant will fund community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to support, operate, maintain, and enhance DOT-designated Open Street locations on commercial corridors. The Open Streets program allows communities to embrace new public space, drive economic recovery, and allow for a range of car-free activities that support local businesses.

To support existing Open Street partners, and help seed new Open Street partnerships in the communities that need it most, SBS Neighborhood Development is launching the first round of the Open Streets Grant to provide CBDOs with the resources to support, operate, maintain, and enhance DOT-designated Open Street locations in business districts, including activities such as street management, cleanliness and beautification, streetscape enhancements, district marketing, and programming. For purposes of this grant, a commercial corridor is defined as having a minimum of 3 storefront businesses located on the Open Street. View a map of commercial storefronts here.

The grant program is divided into two opportunities: (1) Single Neighborhood and (2) Citywide projects. 

  1. Single Neighborhood 2021 Open Street Grants This opportunity is for designated DOT Open Street partners to receive funding for executing an Open Street event(s) on a commercial corridor. Funding for single neighborhood Open Streets Grants will provide up to $50,000 in dedicated project funding – contingent upon available funds. This application period covers events held between March 3, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Applications for 2022 Open Street season are expected to open in Winter 2021-2022.
  2. Citywide Open Streets Grants provide funds to city-wide or borough-wide serving organizations who can provide technical assistance, capacity-building, programming support, design, materials, and/or other improvements to designated DOT Open Street partners. Citywide Open Streets Grants will up to $100,000 in dedicated project funding - contingent upon available funds. 

This application is for the Single Neighborhood 2021 Open Street grant opportunity. 

View complete program guidelines for the Single Neighborhood 2021 Open Streets grant here.

Applicants must: 

  • Be incorporated nonprofit corporations that operate, or have the authority to operate, in New York;
  • Designated by DOT as an Open Street partner. To become a partner, learn more.
  • Manage an Open Street on a commercial corridor (has a minimum of 3 storefront businesses). View a map of commercial storefronts here.
  • Be compliant with annual City, State and Federal filing requirements that are relevant to their type of organization, including New York State Charities Bureau filings;
  • Not owe any unpaid taxes to the City or State, is not engaged in any litigation against the City, and, along with any officers, directors or members, has demonstrated the requisite business integrity to receive public tax dollars;

Application  

The priority deadline for Single Neighborhood 2021 Open Streets Grant application is October 15, 2021. Applications may still be reviewed on a rolling basis after this deadline depending on available funding. It is recommended for organizations to apply by the priority deadline to guarantee consideration.

A separate application will launch for 2022 funding and will coincide with DOT’s call for 2022 Open Street partners. More information is expected to be available in Winter 2021 – 2022. 

Single Neighborhood: 2021 Open Streets Funding Application


Neighborhood Development 2021 Open Streets Grant

The 2021 Open Streets Grant will fund community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to support, operate, maintain, and enhance DOT-designated Open Street locations on commercial corridors. The Open Streets program allows communities to embrace new public space, drive economic recovery, and allow for a range of car-free activities that support local businesses.

To support existing Open Street partners, and help seed new Open Street partnerships in the communities that need it most, SBS Neighborhood Development is launching the first round of the Open Streets Grant to provide CBDOs with the resources to support, operate, maintain, and enhance DOT-designated Open Street locations in business districts, including activities such as street management, cleanliness and beautification, streetscape enhancements, district marketing, and programming. For purposes of this grant, a commercial corridor is defined as having a minimum of 3 storefront businesses located on the Open Street. View a map of commercial storefronts here.

The grant program is divided into two opportunities: (1) Single Neighborhood and (2) Citywide projects. 

  1. Single Neighborhood 2021 Open Street Grants This opportunity is for designated DOT Open Street partners to receive funding for executing an Open Street event(s) on a commercial corridor. Funding for single neighborhood Open Streets Grants will provide up to $50,000 in dedicated project funding – contingent upon available funds. This application period covers events held between March 3, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Applications for 2022 Open Street season are expected to open in Winter 2021-2022.
  2. Citywide Open Streets Grants provide funds to city-wide or borough-wide serving organizations who can provide technical assistance, capacity-building, programming support, design, materials, and/or other improvements to designated DOT Open Street partners. Citywide Open Streets Grants will up to $100,000 in dedicated project funding - contingent upon available funds. 

This application is for the Single Neighborhood 2021 Open Street grant opportunity. 

View complete program guidelines for the Single Neighborhood 2021 Open Streets grant here.

Applicants must: 

  • Be incorporated nonprofit corporations that operate, or have the authority to operate, in New York;
  • Designated by DOT as an Open Street partner. To become a partner, learn more.
  • Manage an Open Street on a commercial corridor (has a minimum of 3 storefront businesses). View a map of commercial storefronts here.
  • Be compliant with annual City, State and Federal filing requirements that are relevant to their type of organization, including New York State Charities Bureau filings;
  • Not owe any unpaid taxes to the City or State, is not engaged in any litigation against the City, and, along with any officers, directors or members, has demonstrated the requisite business integrity to receive public tax dollars;

Application  

The priority deadline for Single Neighborhood 2021 Open Streets Grant application is October 15, 2021. Applications may still be reviewed on a rolling basis after this deadline depending on available funding. It is recommended for organizations to apply by the priority deadline to guarantee consideration.

A separate application will launch for 2022 funding and will coincide with DOT’s call for 2022 Open Street partners. More information is expected to be available in Winter 2021 – 2022. 

Opens
Sep 17 2021 12:00 AM (EDT)
Deadline
Nov 13 2021 12:59 PM (EST)