New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)
Opportunity for New York City organizations to design, develop, and maintain public spaces and pedestrian areas, with an emphasis on sites in neighborhoods that lack open space. Funding may be used for the creation of neighborhood plazas that upgrade underused public areas and transform them into accessible, vibrant public spaces or easily walkable destinations. DOT will fund the design and construction of the plaza, and apply funds directly to selected plaza projects.
With community input through public visioning workshops, DOT assists partners in developing a conceptual design appropriate to the neighborhood. A professional team of designers then uses the conceptual design to create formal plans. Partners are involved throughout the design process. Possible amenities may include tables and seating, trees and plants, lighting, bike racks, public art, and drinking fountains.
Partner organizations are responsible for the following:
For additional information regarding partner responsibilities, see: https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/nyc-plaza-program-guidelines-2020.pdf#page=7
Applications are reviewed and evaluated according to the City's strategic goals as presented in PlaNYC and site-specific criteria, including:
GrantWatch ID#: 174586
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please submit the application by e-mail or post mail; e-mail submissions are preferred:
Director of Public Space
NYC Department of Transportation
55 Water Street, 6th FL
New York, NY 10041
Tel: (212) 839-4325
USA: New York City; New York
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