RFP Opens Today for Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund Grants

by Heather Van De Mark on

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for small grants, under $25,000, for the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) opens today! The Request for Pre-Proposals (RFPP) for large grants over $25,000 and legacy grants of $2 million and above also opens today. Proposals and pre-proposals for all grants are due on Wednesday, December 18th.

Useful Information:

If you want to apply:
Consider attending one of the free GCEF’s applicant workshops or webinars. “These events are designed to provide prospective applicants with a broad overview of the grant program, the online system, and elements of a potentially successful proposal. The same information from the on-site workshop will be presented during the webinar.” Note: Attending a workshop/webinar is not required to apply.

Applicant WorkshopsRegister Here

Wed., October 23, 2013
Dupont Street Senior Housing
80 Dupont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Wed., November 13, 2013
Dupont Street Senior Housing
80 Dupont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Applicant WebinarRegister Here

Wed., October 30, 2013
Online GoToMeeting

About the GCEF
The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund is a $19.5 million grant program launched in 2011 by the NYS Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Environmental Conservation (the State). Funding for the GCEF was obtained by the State in a settlement with ExxonMobil over its Greenpoint oil spill. The overall goal of the GCEF is to secure significant environmental improvements in Greenpoint. More specifically, the GCEF is:

  • Designed to support projects that address the community’s environmental priorities, such as improving water quality, groundwater, open space, toxic pollution and air quality.
  • Committed to a transparent and objective process, and to engaging and partnering with the Greenpoint community. This includes ensuring the community has a direct, continuing role in guiding the GCEF’s development and implementation.

Visit the GCEF website for more information including helpful Fact Sheets available in English, Polish and Spanish.

Heather Van De Mark

Heather Van De Mark

Heather is a designer/writer specializing in non-profit organizations and social causes. Originally from central NY, Heather settled into the charming Greenpoint neighborhood in 2011. While most of her community activism takes place from behind a computer screen, Heather can often be found at CB1 meetings, the McCarren Park track and any of the parks along the waterfront.