While many of the City’s neighborhood development programs focus on housing and social services, the Avenue NYC Program targets the economic base of the neighborhood – the local commercial corridor.
The Avenue NYC Program provides funding to non-profit economic development organizations in low- to moderate-income communities in all five boroughs to implement commercial revitalization activities in the districts they serve. The goal of the program is to create the conditions under which businesses thrive and residents enjoy access to a vibrant mix of goods and services.
In Fiscal Year 2013, SBS is funding non-profit economic development organizations to carry out one or more initiatives in five project categories:
- Business Attraction
- Façade Improvement Management
- Merchant Organizing
- Capacity-Building Initiatives
The application period for Fiscal Year 2014 of the Avenue NYC program is now closed. Visit the Proposal Guidelines for more information.
After receiving an Avenue NYC grant, it is vital that the organization knows how to manage it and navigate the administrative aspects of planning, reporting, and using the funds. Reading the Managing an Avenue NYC Grant Guide is the first step. Afterwards, visit the Neighborhood Development Resource Library to access more than 40 documents, forms, timesheets, and more.
There are currently 48 Avenue NYC grant recipients in Fiscal Year 2013 across the five boroughs. For a summary of Avenue NYC’s Fiscal Year 2012 award recipients and projects please view the Investment Guide.
General inquiries about the Avenue NYC Program, application, or information sessions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.