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National Grid invests in the communities it serves through several programs that support development of housing and the growth of businesses. While the need for affordable housing remains a top priority for New York City and many surrounding counties, the management of energy and other natural resources must be addressed. In 1966, National Grid created Cinderella, a program which has stimulated the renovation of hundreds of homes and storefronts. In 2003, we took a proactive approach by expanding our signature Cinderella program to include the innovative use of “Green” technology. This program provides grants to raise awareness and to spark interest in the development in the next generation of building technologies by utilizing “green” components.

Minimum Qualifying Criteria:

Project must incorporate natural gas technologies.  Project must be located within National Grid’s service territory within the Downstate NYC/LI area  The applicant, must have an acceptable compliance history in its business activities. 

  • Project should be completed within 18 months from application submittal. (must have temp or full Certificate of Occupancy)
  • Governmental Agencies are ineligible to apply. However, developers subsidized by government agencies  are still eligible.
  • Valid Employer Number ID & W-9 required.

Additional Criteria

Grant Awards Schedule:

  • Application submission is ongoing and can be submitted throughout the year
  • Grant awards will be selected on a semi-annual basis (April and October).
  • Projects must be completed prior to the award being issued. (Temp or Full Certification of Occupancy)
  • Acceptance of the Cinderella award provides the opportunity to support National Grid on promoting and recognize the award through media, events, etc.

Online Application

Ready to apply? Be sure to upload the following documents first:

  • Organizational annual budget/recent financials
  • Project budget
  • Completed W9
  • Project information/proposal (project mission, photos of properties, arcitecture plans, etc)

If your documents are ready, take the Cinderella Eligibility Quiz to gain access to the online application.