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Borough President To Host Environmental Grant Seminar

State funds of up to $50,000 available to local organizations.

Borough President To Host Environmental Grant Seminar

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall is urging Queens Environmental groups throughout the community to apply for state grants of up to $50,000.

The grants, Marshall said, are designed to help local environmental organizations — regardless of whether or not they are non-profits — help create awareness of community pollution issues, water cleanliness issues and more.

To apply for the grants, a representative of any local environmental organization must attend a meeting at Borough Hall at 120-55 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens on June 22, at 6:30 p.m.

“This workshop will provide valuable information about how applicants can win grants from the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Office of Environmental Justice,” Marshall said. “I urge neighborhood and environmental organizations involved in activities that include air and water quality, community gardens and pollution control to attend.”

Grants are available in denominations from $2,500 up to $50,000. They are available for projects including community gardens, green-collar job training, air and water quality monitoring and more.

The deadline for submissions is Sept. 9. For more information, e-mail ej@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

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