School Sustainability Project Grants

The DOE Office of Sustainability is proud to offer NYC public schools the opportunity to apply for a mini-grant to start or complete a sustainability project at your school! The project should focus on at least one of Sustainability’s pillars to improve recycling efforts, conserve energy, reduce water consumption, enhance sustainability education, and build green space. Schools may apply for a $10,000 (5 awards) or a $5,000 (10 awards) grant.

Awarded funds may be used for equipment, project supplies, training, field trips and educational materials, and promotional items. Funds may not be used for personnel expenses and all monies must be spent by June 30, 2017. Awarded funds will be transferred to the Principal’s Galaxy Budget. Winning school projects will be visited by DOE Office of Sustainability staff and may be profiled in future Office of Sustainability trainings and publications.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2016

Winners Announced: Wednesday, January 6, 2017

To apply, download and fill out the PDF application above. Follow instructions and email the completed application to

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