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[LIBERTY] – Communities interested in participating in the 2005 Sullivan Renaissance Grant Program still have time to plan projects and complete their paperwork. Applications are due on Monday, March 14. Representatives of Sullivan Renaissance will visit a community to explain the program and assist with the application process if requested.
Grants will be awarded on March 31 at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Building in Liberty. Projects must be completed in August.
Sullivan Renaissance is a two-phase aesthetic improvement program, presented by the Beaverkill Foundation and Sullivan First, with support from the Gerry Foundation. This year’s program has grown – with more support to local communities, a bigger emphasis on planning, and a renewed importance on flowers. Additional funding has been secured by State Senator John J. Bonacic and Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther.
Other programs include Environmental Impact Awards and Historic Preservation Awards (new this year) in each category, as well as scholarship and internship grants. A school spruce up program assists young people with beautification projects on their school grounds or within their communities. Details of a summer program for seasonal communities will be announced in March.
The 2005 Sullivan Renaissance program was unveiled during the 9th Annual Sullivan First Winter Forum and Expo earlier this month at Liberty High School. Over the last four years Sullivan Renaissance has funded 125 projects in 15 towns and 5 villages in Sullivan County.
For more information, call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445 or visit the website address at www.sullivanrenaissance.org.