Everything You Need to Know About the NICIP Grant Opportunity

By Ken McGivney, on October 24th, 2023

The Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program (NICIP) has been appropriated $50 million in the 2022-2023 Enacted Budget. They will be granting targeted awards ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 throughout the state of New York in capital construction and/or eligible technology projects that will improve or maintain the quality, efficiency, and/or accessibility of nonprofit human services organizations that serve New Yorkers. This grant will be offered through rolling application periods on a first come, first served basis. After that, qualifying applicants will have six months to finalize their Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) reviews. NICIP Grant Disbursement Agreements will expire on December 31, 2026, and all applications will remain on an authorized NICIP list until January 31, 2025.

All organizations are only considered eligible to apply for this grant if all criteria are met. This includes being registered and prequalified under the applicants legal name on file with the Department of State and the IRS at the time of submittal, you must be a human services organization that provides direct services to individuals and families residing in NYS, you are not receiving any other NYS funding for the same project, you will have site control over the project location at the time of the application, and the organization must have received a Grant Disbursement Agreement as of April 1, 2023 if they previously applied for a grant under prior NICIP round and received an award.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to watch the webinar posted to the NYS Grants Gateway and on DASNY’s NICIP website as it will address questions and clarify specific elements of the request for applications (RFA) announcement. Organizations can submit questions through https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NICIP2023 before October 31, 2023.

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Kenneth McGivney June 21

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