Free Workshop about Getting Funding for Park Projects – March 28th

Getting $ For Your Green Space: How to Partner with Elected Officials to Fund Park Projects

Tuesday, March 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm | Free

Registration Required, register here.

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Location: The Arsenal
830 5th Ave, New York, NY 10065

A significant portion of NYC Parks’ Capital budget is provided by Council Members and Borough Presidents who allocate funding towards park improvement projects. There are many ways to partner with your local elected officials to encourage them to fund park projects in your community.

Discretionary Capital Funding: A block of funding which elected officials allocate each year to improve parks, libraries, schools and other City properties.

Participatory Budgeting: A democratic process which engages community members to directly decide how to allocate discretionary capital funds in some City Council districts.

Parks Equity Initiative: An opportunity for parks groups and non-profits to earn small City Council grants to strengthen their outreach and mission.

Come to this session to learn about how you can bring funding to your park. We’ll share everything you need to know about timelines and eligibility. You will also have the opportunity to hear directly from a park group that has been successful in raising funds from elected officials for a park in their district.


Kate Spellman, Chief of Community Outreach and Partnership Development, NYC Parks

Steven Kirby, Government Relations, NYC Parks

Emily Walker, Director of Outreach, NY4P, and Citywide Steering Committee for PBNYC

Marlene Pantin, Red Hook Conservancy

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