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Grants to New York City Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Cultural Institutions in Eligible Locations for Capital Projects

Capital Funding


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Funding Source
Office of the Manhattan Borough President
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York City: ManhattanNew York

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/25/24
Deadline: 02/22/24 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to New York City nonprofit organizations, local government agencies, public schools, and cultural institutions in eligible locations for a broad range of capital projects serving area residents. Eligible programs and projects are those that benefit the residents of Manhattan.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
This funding is available to city agencies, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and public schools for projects serving New York City purposes.

If you are a nonprofit organization seeking City capital funding for a project that is not on City-owned land, you must meet the following requirements:

City Operating Contract: The recipient organization must have one or more City operating contract(s).
- For real property projects, the organization must have a separate pre-existing contract with the City for operating funds in the current fiscal year (FY23) and the preceding two fiscal years (FY21 and FY22) with a minimum annual dollar amount of $50,000 each year. (This requirement does not apply to cultural projects).
- For movable property projects, the recipient must have a City operating contract in FY23 of at least $25,000. (This requirement does not apply to cultural projects.)

Ownership Requirement: For projects involving real property (such as construction or renovation), the property must be used and owned by the recipient organization (i.e. not rented) except for:
- Cultural projects
- Governmental-owned property
- Senior centers
- Housing projects in New York City Housing Authority property and Housing projects identified with a housing loan program of the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Useful Life: The project must have a useful life of 5 years or more and be used for a City purpose for its entire useful life.

If you are a City entity applying for a project on City-owned land (including public schools, parks, libraries, etc.) the project must:
- Have a useful life of at least 5 years
- Have a minimum City contribution of $50,000

Additional eligibility information may be found here:

Pre-Proposal Conference
The Capital Projects Unit will host two seminars for organizations eligible to apply for cultural capital funding. Eligible organizations will be invited to register for one of the seminars.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2 – 4 pm
Virtual Seminar hosted live on Zoom

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 10 am – Noon
Virtual Seminar hosted live on Zoom*

*Due to the increased number of COVID cases, the DCLA Capital Projects Unit will host the FY25 Cultural Capital Funding Request Seminars virtually via Zoom. This change has been made from an abundance of caution for the health and safety of presenters and attendees.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to apply for FY25 funding is February 22, 2024 at 5pm.

- All City of New York entities (e.g. Health + Hospitals, the Parks Department, etc.) requesting funding for capital projects occurring on City-owned property (including but not limited to public schools, parks, and public buildings) should complete the Manhattan Borough President’s Office City Capital Funding Application.
- All nonprofit organizations seeking capital funding for projects (including charter schools on non-City-owned property) must complete the New York City Capital Funding application through the NYC CapGrants Portal.
- All cultural organizations that receive funding from the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and are interested in requesting funding from the Manhattan Borough President’s Office must complete the application through DCLA’s website.

Funds will be made available only on a reimbursement basis.

Capital Funding Process:

Guidelines page:

Click on the buttons below to view recordings of this year’s training/information sessions on the Capital Funding application process hosted by the Manhattan Borough President’s Office Budget Unit.
Manhattan Public Schools (Dec 7th):

Nonprofits and City Agencies (Dec 14th):

Estimated Size of Grant
Minimum City Contribution:
- For real property projects, there must be a minimum City contribution of at least $500,000.
- For movable property projects, each item or equipment system must cost at least $50,000, unless it is for initial outfitting of a new space.
- For projects involving movable property that has a minor degree of attachment to real property, the project must have a minimum City contribution of at least $250,000.

Contact Information
Borough President’s Grant Portal system (for city entities):

NYC CapGrants Portal (for nonprofit organizations):

Complete application through DCLA’s website (for cultural organizations):

If you have questions about the application process, or want to share your project ideas, feel free to request a one-on-one meeting with the Budget team. Make an appointment by clicking here:

If you have additional questions, please email Director of Budget & Capital Projects Amy Slattery, at

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
431 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027

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