The BIG Program Quickstart page provides all of the materials needed to apply to the NYC BIG Program (see the Quickstart Application Download Table below), as well as a simple series of Quickstart Grant Eligibility Questions to help determine which grant to apply for. Click a link below to jump to that section:
The following table contains downloadable PDF documents for all of the materials needed to apply to the NYC BIG Program. The table also contains supporting documentation that will assist in navigating the BIG Program.
For each grant type identified at the top of each column, there are a number of grants that can be applied for using the application in that column. See Quickstart Grant Eligibility Questions to find out which grant applies to you.
To download documents, identify the grant type that applies to your project, and click on the arrows in that column. Most application materials may be submitted electronically.
1 Pre-Enrollment Grants include Pre-Development Design, Environmental Investigation, and Technical Assistance Grants 2 Enrollment Grants include Cleanup, Environmental Insurance, and Technical Assistance Grants, as well as Track 1 Cleanup Bonus and Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Strategic Property Bonus Cleanup Grants 3 Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Grants include BOA Application Technical Assistance and BOA Local Match Grants 4 The BOA Application Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) is intended for community based organizations seeking to establish a Brownfield Opportunity Area 5 The BOA Local Match Grant application is intended for existing BOA grantees
Quickstart Grant Eligibility Questions
The following set of questions help an applicant understand the eligibility requirements associated with the different grant types in the BIG Program. Some questions require that the applicant have an understanding of basic terminology associated with NYC’s brownfield programs. Links to the corresponding definitions are provided. If a question does not apply to your project, simply move to the next question.
Is your property located in one of New York City's 5 boroughs?
If YES, continue to Question 2.
If NO, you are not eligible for a NYC BIG Program grant.
Is your property enrolled in the NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program?
If YES, you are eligible for an Enrollment Grant. Go to Question 4.
If NO, you are not eligible for a Hazardous Materials E-Designation or Restrictive Declaration Remediation Grant.
Filling out an application with fillable PDF forms
NYC Brownfield Incentive Grant (BIG) Program applications are fillable PDF forms. In order to enter application information:
You must have Adobe Reader 8 or above.
Type into the fillable form.
When you save the file, your form entries will be saved.
Submitting an application
Applications may be sent via e-mail, along with the required attachments, to the BIG Program Administrator at Grants@NYCBIG.info. Pages requiring applicant signature must be submitted as hard copy originals. Alternatively, see the application cover page for mailing information. For questions contact the BIG call-back service at (212) 380-1562.