The central activity of Sullivan Renaissance is a two-phase community beautification grant program that runs from March through August in Sullivan County, NY. Early admission is available only for the community beautification and maintenance support programs. Other Sullivan Renaissance grant programs will keep their traditional application deadlines which vary based on the program. This year's community program dates are as follows:
See the section on Awards for additional opportunities.
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Communities may apply for Garden Grants or Community Grants, depending on the scope of their project. Please review criteria carefully. Sullivan Renaissance retains the right to reassign project categories. All grants are subject to rules and timelines detailed in the grant application. Click here to get the applications.
This category is for new beautification projects at a single location. This category is a good place for new groups to begin, as well as for simple projects in small communities. Examples include new welcome signs, sign replacement projects, small public gardens and parks, or building landscaping.
These projects are typically more complex and include multiple elements. Experienced groups may also make significant enhancements to previously funded projects. Examples include large public gardens, community park projects, streetscape enhancements, or beautification at more than one location throughout a community.
Sullivan Renaissance recognizes the hard work and dedication needed to maintain projects over the years. This program aims to support established groups by providing tools and resources to assure sustainability. Applications will be accepted from established groups with a history of participation in the Sullivan Renaissance program. Groups interested in applying for assistance through this program are asked to first submit an Expression of Interest form. March 1 deadline.
This grant is designed to actively engage towns and villages in addressing issues related to maintenance of public spaces, beautifying gateways, enhancing code enforcement and encouraging healthy communities. In addition to financial assistance, technical assistance and training relating to planning and zoning issues are also offered through a partnership with the Sullivan County Division of Planning. Municipalities interested in applying for assistance through this program are asked to first submit an Expression of Interest form. February 1st deadline.
Sullivan Renaissance provides community development grants to experienced groups interested in expanding their beautification efforts into other areas, including downtown revitalization, planning and economic development. This category also includes inter-municipal initiatives or corridor-based projects and community-wide façade improvement programs. Call the office for details.
This award program is designed to engage summer residents in county-wide beautification efforts. Select seasonal establishments are invited to participate in a contest by undertaking projects based on a variety of roadside visual improvements. The contest begin on July 1 and continues through the first week in August. Call the office for more details.
The Business Assistance Program is designed to provide targeted financial and technical assistance to businesses in Sullivan County aimed at improving both their physical appearance and profitability. Grants and technical assistance include: architectural consultations, façade enhancements, interior improvements, business mentoring and customer service training. Businesses interested in applying for assistance through this program are asked to first submit an Expression of Interest form.
Grants for projects to enhance and promote the physical and environmental health of communities including trail projects, community gardens, agricultural initiatives, tree planting programs and more.
Sullivan Renaissance offers a limited number of reimbursable grants of up to $250 for those that would like to participate at a “mini” level by landscaping, planting flowers, or sprucing up. Businesses are eligible to apply.Rolling deadline.
Sullivan Renaissance offers a limited number of matching reimbursement grants up to $2,500 for camps, bungalow colonies and seasonal businesses to enhance the appearance of their property as a demonstration and inspiration for others. Rolling deadline
Sullivan Renaissance offers a limited number of matching grants up to $2,500 for professional expertise and assistance with landscape design, conceptual renderings or organizational development. Businesses may also apply for a design consultation focused on exterior renovations, façade repairs, sign upgrades and/or landscaping. Rolling deadline.