Our friends at Transportation Alternatives are reminding everyone that the deadline for Play Street applications is quickly approaching and the time to act is now!
Play streets are exactly what they sound like -- streets where youth can play and socialize. They occur on local streets officially closed to traffic, and are open to people at regularly scheduled times, such as from 10 am to 2 pm on Thursdays in July and August. They turn the urban front yard -- the street -- into a safe, engaging space to be active.
Interested in Applying? If your school, organization, community group, or agency is interested in bringing the Playstreet program to the neighborhood, you must complete the "Expression of Interest" form and submit it by January 31st.
Looking for Funding? The Citizens Committee of New York offers mini-grants up to $3,000 to eligible community organizations and schools that can be used to organize and run Playstreets.
The application deadline for Community Grants is January 31.
NOTE: If you are planning to apply for a grant, please contact Transportation Alternatives so they can assist by flagging your application with Citizen's Committee.
Need Help? The Citizen's Committee of New York is hosting three information workshops to provide more information about the application process between now and the January 31 deadline.
Other Grants: If you are considering a Play Street next to a New York City park, check out the Capacity Grants program at City Parks Foundations (deadline February 1).