Transforming Central Brooklyn

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The Vital Brooklyn Initiative

Creating a Brighter Future for Central Brooklyn

Central Brooklyn is one of the most vulnerable areas in all of New York State, with measurably higher rates of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, limited access to healthy foods or opportunities for physical activity, high rates of violence and crime, wide economic disparities due to unemployment, and high poverty levels, and inadequate access to high quality health care and mental health services.

Vital Brooklyn is a new holistic initiative that focuses on eight integrated areas of improvement: open space and recreation; healthy food; education; economic empowerment; community-based violence prevention; community-based health care; affordable housing; and resiliency.

Vital Brooklyn is serving the following Central Brooklyn neighborhoods: Bedford Stuyvesant; Brownsville; Bushwick; Canarsie; Crown Heights; Cypress Hills/Ocean Hill; East Flatbush; East New York; Prospect Heights; and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

$1.4 Billion Vital Brooklyn Initiative

Phase Two Launched

A suite of RFPs and awards will help build 2,000 affordable homes; improve access to open space and healthy food; expand education and economic empowerment initiatives; and improve community-based violence prevention.

NYS Grants Management System

Pre-Qualify Today

Nonprofit organizations interested in Vital Brooklyn opportunities should ensure they are prequalified in New York State’s grant management system, Grants Gateway.

How is Vital Brooklyn Funded?

The $1.4 billion plan employs a comprehensive suite of resources funded through the FY 2018 Executive Budget.

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