04.16.2012

Laurie M. Tisch Awards Green Cart Grants

The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund announced ten community-based organizations throughout the five boroughs that will each receive a $7,500 grant to provide services and business training to NYC Green Cart vendors. The grants, awarded by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City in coordination with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Karp Resources, will enable the organizations to recruit and educate NYC Green Cart permit applicants, and to provide workshops and one-on-one assistance to help current vendors be successful.

“It’s especially important to support the organizations that have deep roots in the communities where the NYC Green Carts operate,” said Laurie M. Tisch, president of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund. “Community-based organizations can help recruit and support vendors who know the neighborhood, local residents and store owners; in many cases these organizations are able to relate to the vendors through their native language or fluency in their cultures.”

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