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Apply for BCC Strong Communities Fund

BCC’s Strong Communities Fund aims to strengthen Brooklyn community-based organizations, develop civic infrastructure to address community priorities with flexible funds, and amplify community-led voice and impact.

BCC is pleased to announce an additional $1M investment in the fund. Applicants can request up to $75,000 for projects up to 6 months focused on COVID-19 outreach and improving accessibility for testing and vaccination. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on October 29, 2021.

Criteria for funding: 

  • Prioritize zip codes with high rates of COVID-19 infection and/or low rates of testing/vaccination
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equity – serving high-need populations with leadership and staff that are reflective of the community being served
  • Provide evidence of existing efforts or demonstrate the ability and capacity to operate community-driven outreach projects
  • Provide an outreach plan with detailed timeline

At this time, applicants meeting these criteria are invited to submit an application.

Please note: Collaborations between organizations are encouraged and will be eligible for additional funding. Existing Strong Communities Fund grantees are encouraged to apply if they are proposing a different project.

As of July 2021, the Strong Communities Fund has awarded $3 Million to 44 organizations across Brooklyn.