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Applications Open for Manhattan Community Award Program Grants Through Sept. 10

Applications accepted online for first time at

Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer opened the application period for her office’s Manhattan Community Award Program (MCAP) grants to nonprofit organizations and public schools. The deadline for submission is Thursday, September 10, 2015.

“Grants like these can make a big difference for local neighborhoods and the schools and organizations serving them,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Whether it’s supporting a shelter for homeless and runaway youth, or a writing and mentoring program for girls in our schools, Manhattan Community Award grants support programs that can transform neighborhoods and change lives.”

MCAP grant applications will be accepted online for the first time, in keeping with B.P. Brewer’s advocacy for the adoption of digital tools to increase access to government.

Applicants may request between $3,500 to $5,000, and grants are awarded by the Manhattan Borough President’s Office through a competitive review process. An independent panel of professionals from nonprofits and foundations serving Manhattan conducts the final evaluation of applications.

For more information on the Manhattan Community Award Program, visit our MCAP webpage.

Representatives of nonprofits or public schools interested in applying for MCAP grants are asked to direct questions to Sam Levine, Budget Director for the Borough President’s Office, at or (212) 669-4814.

Media inquiries should be directed to Andrew Goldston, Press Secretary for the Borough President’s Office, at or (917) 960-1187.