The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund (GCEF) is a joint program of the New York State Office of the Attorney General and Department of Environmental Conservation. The GCEF program is a $19.5 million grant program created by the State of New York with monies obtained through a settlement with ExxonMobil over its Greenpoint oil spill.
The GCEF’s goal is to fund projects that will address the Greenpoint Community’s environmental priorities through a process that is open, transparent, and ensures ongoing engagement and partnership with the community.
To date, GCEF has awarded $395,000 in grants to 18 projects and leveraged another $196,916 in matching funds to address environmental improvement priorities of Greenpoint residents.
The GCEF was created in 2011 by the New York State Attorney General’s Office and Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) from funding obtained by the State in a settlement with ExxonMobil over its Greenpoint oil spill. The Attorney General’s Office and DEC are jointly leading the GCEF.