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    The fellowship program is part of Neighborhood 360°, an SBS initiative that strengthens commercial districts that anchor the city's neighborhoods. The fellowship program pairs future neighborhood development professionals with selected community-based organizations (CBOs) to launch projects related to business attraction and retention, placemaking, and merchant organizing.
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    SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced $1.17 million in grant awards to community based development organizations (CBDOs) to boost underserved neighborhoods through community development projects. The awards, funded by SBS' Avenue NYC initiative, will be used to strengthen CBDOs capacity to carry out tailored, multi-year commercial revitalization programs in low- and moderate-income communities.
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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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    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.


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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