Business Opportunities

See below for gen­er­al busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ties with the Trust for Gov­er­nors Island. Click here to view real estate opportunities.

Look­ing to become a food ven­dor on Gov­er­nors Island? Gov­er­nors Island prides itself on offer­ing a diverse, deli­cious selec­tion of food and drinks. Ven­dors are invit­ed to sub­mit pro­pos­als on a rolling basis. Year-round oppor­tu­ni­ties include ver­sa­tile sta­tion­ary sites in high-traf­fic areas as well as mobile food carts. Learn more.

Request for Proposals: Design of Governors Island Ferry Rapid Charging System

Issue Date:
September 20, 2023
Last Updated:
September 20, 2023

The Trust for Governors Island is seeking to engage a design consultant for the purpose of providing planning, design engineering, bid support, permitting support, and construction administration services for the Governors Island Ferry Rapid charging System Project.

RFP Issue Date: September 18, 2023
Site Visit: September 28, 2023
Questions Due: October 13, 2023
Clarifications Due: October 27, 2023
Proposals Due: November 17, 2023, by 3pm

Call for Proposals: Climate Solutions Piloting Program

Issue Date:
June 20, 2023
Last Updated:
September 18, 2023

The Climate Solutions Piloting Program is a new call for piloting and demonstration projects addressing climate mitigation, climate adaptation, and climate and environmental justice in New York City and cities around the world. The program is led by the Trust for Governors Island’s Living Lab as part of the Center for Climate Solutions, dedicated to preparing New York City and cities around the world for climate change. The Living Lab offers a platform for research, partnerships and programs to amplify climate action in New York City and beyond.

Applications for the Climate Solutions Challenge, a recurring summer challenge with new themes and a $10,000 cash prize, were due on August 31, 2023, and are now closed. See below for information on the General Application, a year-round rolling call to pilot solutions that accelerate climate equity and innovation, economic opportunity, and social impact in diverse urban communities.

General Application

  • Year-round piloting opportunities with access to a piloting site on Governors Island (with no fee)
  • Bring your climate solution to a high visibility public place with opportunities for technology transfer and knowledge exchange
  • Rolling application review starting in December 2023
  • Questions? Reach out to