Every year the Manhattan Borough President provides funding in support of various important capital projects throughout Manhattan. This funding is available to city agencies, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and public schools for projects serving New York City purposes.
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UPDATE: Take a look at FY22 Resources for application training videos and materials.
All City entities 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.
Please note that the application process for city capital projects to the Manhattan Borough President’s Office has changed. All applications must be submitted through the Borough President’s Grant Portal system. Each organization should only have one account; with your account, you are allowed to submit multiple applications. Please consult with the key personnel in your organization for Grant Portal access.
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.
To be eligible for a capital grant, projects must meet the following minimum criteria:
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 (FY21) and the preceding two fiscal years (FY19 and FY20) 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 FY21 of at least $25,000. (This requirement does not apply to cultural projects.)
- 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.
- 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.
- Other baseline standards detailed in the Guidelines for Capital Funding Request for Not-for-Profit Organizations
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
February 21, 2021, 5 pm – schools and organizations that serve the city
February 25, 2021, 5 pm – nonprofits
My Budget staff and I held information sessions on December 8 and 10, 2020 about the capital funding process for city agencies, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, and public schools for projects serving New York City purposes.
City agencies, groups and constituents can now apply for capital funding through my office for improvements to city-owned property. Complete the City Capital Funding Application on my Grants Portal by February 21, 2021 at 5 pm.
Additionally, applications are now open for the Cultural Arts Capital Loan Fund from the Fund for the City of New York. This loan initiative provides bridge financing to assist small and mid-sized nonprofit cultural arts organizations with their capital project expenses, with a priority to groups that have capital grants from the Borough President, City of New York and the Department of Cultural Affairs. BIPOC-led organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. Fill out this inquiry form to start an application.
December 8 information session presentation and materials on public schools:
- FY22 Schools Capital Funding Presentation
- PS 133 Presentation
- PS 171 Presentation
- Reso A Program Guide
December 10 information session presentation and materials on nonprofits, cultural organizations, and city agencies:
- FY22 Non Profit Capital Funding Budget Session Presentation
- FY22 Dept. of Cultural Affairs Cultural Budgeting Information
- Capital Grants Lifecycle Chart
Awards for FY 2021:
Capital Grant Awards to Organizations (click here to download)FY-21-Capital-Grant-Awards
Capital Grant Awards to Schools (click here to download)
See below for past allocations:
- FY 2020 Capital Awards
- FY 2019 Capital Awards
- FY 2018 Capital Awards
- FY 2017 Capital Awards
- FY 2016 Capital Awards
- FY 2015 Capital Awards