Plans and Progress Small Grants Program
Grants to Sullivan County, New York Nonprofits
and Municipalities for Community Improvements
and Municipalities for Community Improvements
Sullivan County Division of Planning and Environmental Management (DPEM)
09/08/17 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $10,000 to Sullivan County, New York nonprofit organizations and municipalities for small community improvement projects. Applications will be considered in the areas of economic and community development, tourism, trails development, image enhancement, agricultural and farmland protection, health improvement, and other county goals.
The proposed activity advances Sullivan County Planning goals, as identified in such County planning documents as the Sullivan County 2020 Plan, the draft Sullivan County Economic Development Strategy, the Sullivan County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan, the Comprehensive Coordinated Transportation Plan, and the draft Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), and/or the work of County task forces, committees and working groups, such as the Trails TaskForce.
Projects that meet the minimum eligibility requirements will be ranked based on the degree to which they meet the following additional criteria:
1. The project is a stated County priority;
2. The project will enhance life in Sullivan County;
3. The project leverages County funding with matching funds higher than the required minimum 50%;
4. The project will result in a completed capital improvement within one year of the grant award, or will launch a new program or service;
5. The applicant has a demonstrated track record;
6. The project has demonstrated support from the host municipality and the broader community.
7. Impacts of the project will extend beyond the host community;
8. Impacts of the project will be long term;
9. Impacts of the project will be measurable.
The funded activity must be a new and discreet project with a schedule and demonstrated outcome.
Applicants may apply for grants of up to $10,000.
The applicant organization must be either a municipality of Sullivan County or a not-for-profit agency or organization operating within Sullivan County that is not part of County government.
The proposed activity must be located within Sullivan County.
Organizational operating expenses are not an eligible activity for program funding, nor is funding for projects and/or programs traditionally undertaken on an annual basis.
The Plans & Progress Program has been seeded with $100,000 in funding for FY2017.
It is the intent of the program to distribute funds throughout the county as broadly as possible, with a minimum of $10,000 in funding to projects in each of the County’s 9 legislative districts. Funds that remain unallocated after review of the second round of applications will be released from geographic restrictions, and may be awarded based on need and compliance with program objectives regardless of project location.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Sullivan County Division of Planning & Environment Management for assistance in identifying how their proposed activity relates to County plans and projects.
The applicant must demonstrate that at least 50% of the approved project/program cost will be provided by sources other than the Plans & Progress Small Grants Program. Acceptable sources of matching funds include local, state and federal funding, in-kind services by municipalities or organizations, donations of materials and professional services from private for- profit businesses, and not-for-profit sweat equity.
The County Division of Planning and Environmental Management will accept applications for the Plans & Progress Small Grants program on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed by a program committee, and awards made, up to three times during the calendar year.
The first review will assess all applications received by 4:00 PM on May 15, 2017. The second round will look at applications received by 4:00 PM on July 7, 2017 and a the third round will assess applications received by 4:00 PM on September 8, 2017. The later round(s) of application reviews will take place only in the event there are funds remaining after the initial awards have been made.
Preference will be given to projects that result in a completed capital improvement within one year of the grant award, or will launch a new program or service.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Sullivan County Legislature
County Government Center
100 North Street
Monticello, New York 12701
USA: New York: Sullivan County
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