Examples of projects we support include building or expanding a school garden, enhancing a school recycling program, creating school sustainability events, purchasing eco-friendly giveaway items, and providing uniforms/t-shirts for the Green Team. Projects must be completed by the end of the school year. Please plan your projects accordingly
We do not fund existing school curricula (e.g., materials for an art class), long-standing programs (e.g., annual school play), and programs of staffed non-profits based in the school.
Describe a project that incorporates your school’s Green Team, enhances sustainability at your school. Estimate how much it will realistically cost and request a grant amount that accurately reflects that cost.
Upon completion of a group’s project, we request that your results be posted on our website, nyc.gov/zws. The deadline for posting results on the ZWS site is the end of the school year. For account assistance, please email DSNY at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DSNY is happy to answer questions about the application. Please email us at email@example.com for application assistance or for any questions you may have.