Funding Opportunities for Orgs- Spread the word!

Dear Community Partners,

The Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) is excited to announce two funding opportunities: (1) the Citywide Participatory Budgeting (2023-2024) Partnership Application and (2) the TRIE Neighborhood Initiative (2023-2024) Partnership Application. The CEC is committed to strengthening the capacity of local community-building efforts to increase resident participation in our processes, and thus it seeks a broad and diverse set of community partners for both opportunities. To learn more, please see below.

The CEC is entering into the second cycle of New York City’s Citywide Participatory Budgeting process, “The People’s Money” from October, 2023 through June, 2024. In this process, New Yorkers throughout the five boroughs are given the power to directly decide how $5 million of public funding should be spent on expense projects in their boroughs. 

The first phase of the process – Idea Generation – takes place from October 10 through November 19, 2023 and involves inviting residents from across the city to 1.5 hour long workshops to engage in activities to learn about the city budget, talk about their needs and priorities, and collectively create ideas that can later be evaluated and turned into projects to be voted on.

Hence, the Civic Engagement Commission is offering funding opportunities at various scales to applicants — for example but not limited to civic groups, community-based organizations, arts institutions, faith-based communities, schools, community boards, and MWBEs — to organize and facilitate idea generation workshops for New Yorkers as designed by the CEC. 

The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 7 at 11:59 PM. 

Important Links & Details:

  • Application Link:   
  • Applicants can read about the partnership levels, deliverables, and requirements here:   
  • Applicants can attend any one of the following information sessions to learn more:

Applicants with brief, clarifying questions can contact us at:

The Taskforce for Racial Inclusion and Equity (TRIE) Neighborhood Initiative is an initiative led by the NYC Civic Engagement Commission with support from the Mayor’s Office of Equity and the Young Men’s Initiative. The program invests in supporting and leveraging collaborative, community-based coalitions in 33 neighborhoods. The 33 neighborhoods, referred to as TRIE neighborhoods, were designated using health and socioeconomic disparity data. 

Each TRIE neighborhood will be led by a community-based anchor organization who brings together a group of at least 3 additional organizations in creating a TRIE coalition that will promote civic engagement and community problem-solving. The CEC seeks 33 community-based organizations, one in each TRIE Neighborhood, to participate in the TRIE Neighborhood Initiative (TNI) between 2023-24 and serve as a TRIE Coalition Lead Organizer (also known as the TRIE Neighborhood Administrator/TNA). 

The CEC will award funding of $55,000 to the TRIE Coalition Leads to carry out activities in collaboration with their coalition members. Activities include serving as the lead organizer for a TRIE neighborhood coalition, participating in Citywide Participatory Budgeting (PB), leading voter education and outreach through DemocracyNYC (DNYC), and supporting other civic engagement initiatives.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 7 at 11:59 PM. 

Important Links & Details:

We ask that you also help us share these opportunities with your networks by forwarding this email language and/or the flyers attached. 

Kind Regards,