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    SBS Commissioner Jonnel Doris opened applications for up to $2 million in grant awards to support Community Based Development Organizations (CDBOs) working in low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities. The grants, funded by SBS' Avenue NYC program, are part of the City's continued focus on supporting small business and commercial district recovery.
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    Commissioner Jonnel Doris today announced in a new report that the City's 76 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) invested more than $170 million in New York City neighborhoods during Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, boosting approximately 93,000 businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    We provide oversight and support to the City's existing Business Improvment Districts (BIDs) and to communities interested in creating new BIDs. Additionally, our staff serve as board representatives for all BIDs in New York City.
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    We offer a range of grant programs to help community-based organizations strengthen and revitalize commercial districts.
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    We strengthen community-based organizations (CBOs) across the five boroughs by partnering with experts in the fields of organization management and leadership skills to provide services and programs.


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

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