The Gifford Foundation's "What If..." Film Series

The Urban Jobs Task Force is hosting “From the Ground Up,” part of The Gifford Foundation’s “What If…” Film Series

When a community is devastated by destructive social forces or strangulated by economic disinvestment, its people must rely on their strengths to rebuild. Every community has ingenuity, determination, and an ability to work together. These are strengths. Through film clips that study the devastation of America's "Black Wall Street" in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Syracuse's 15th Ward, followed by a presentation from PUSH Buffalo about the grassroots organizing that has revitalized our sister city, we will learn and talk about how determination, creativity, and cooperation can lead to economic re-investment, resilience and sustainability.

 Join us on Monday, October 16 at 6pm at Southwest Community Center, as the Urban Jobs Task Force facilitates a conversation to explore and understand what it means to rebuild a community "From the Ground Up".


Dear Community Partner,
The city of Syracuse, Department of Neighborhood and Business Development (NBD) has released the Community Development Block Grant, Community Based Development Organization Certification, Emergency Solutions Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Program and Community Housing Development Organization Certification and Operating funding applications on our website. 
The funding cycle for these applications will be May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 (“Program Year 44”).
Please click here to access all documents. 
Applications are due via electronic submission by 2PM on October 26, 2017 by 2PM.
NBD will offer a technical training workshop for Year 44 applicants on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4PM in the City Hall Commons Atrium, 201 E Washington Street.  One-on-one technical assistance will be available by appointment; please contact our offices at (315) 448-8100 to make an appointment or for more information.
We look forward to continuing our strategic investments in the Syracuse community.  Please forward this message to your community contacts. 
Paul Driscoll, Commissioner
City of Syracuse Department of Neighborhood and Business Development
201 E. Washington Street, 6th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Ph:   (315) 448-8100
Fax: (315) 448-8036