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    In fiscal year 2017, the City's network of 75 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) invested $147.8 million into neighborhoods across the five boroughs, supporting more than 93,000 small businesses.
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    Applications are now open for Avenue NYC grants, which strengthen community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to carry out commercial revitalization programs in low- and moderate-income communities.

    Deadline to apply: Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
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    The five winning community-based organizations will each receive awards of $100,000 from SBS' Neighborhood Challenge program to implement tailored, data-driven solutions that build their capacity to address the challenges faced in their commercial districts.
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    SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced nearly $9 million in public and private investments to revitalize commercial corridors in six city neighborhoods: East Harlem, Downtown Staten Island, East New York, Downtown Flushing, Inwood, and Jerome Avenue in the Bronx. The grants will be used to address unique local needs in each neighborhood.


We work with community-based organizations to build vibrant neighborhoods where New Yorkers can shop, work, and live by:

  • Overseeing the largest network of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) in the country, which delivers more than $134 million in additional services throughout the five boroughs
  • Offering training, tools, and one-on-one assistance to local community-based organizations
  • Administering grant programs to strengthen and revitalize commercial districts
  • Working with community partners to identify local commercial district needs and plan targeted solutions

Contact us for more information.