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Learn How to Apply to the 2013 Grant Program

January 24, 2013

[FERNDALE] – Volunteers interested in learning about the 2013 Sullivan Renaissance grant program and getting help in planning their projects and completing their applications are invited to the “Get Ready to Renaissance” seminar on Wednesday, February 6 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale. 

 The seminar will review the basics of the Sullivan Renaissance program, including how to apply for grants, deadlines, youth involvement, design and maintenance requirements.  Staff will discuss project ideas and review paperwork with potential applicants.  Refreshments will be served.

Beginning February 1, applications are available for download from the Sullivan Renaissance web site ( in a portable document format (PDF) with fillable form fields.  Applications can be completed electronically and e-mailed to Sullivan Renaissance (along with required documentation) or printed and mailed by the appropriate deadline.

If requested, Sullivan Renaissance representatives will visit communities at their convenience to explain the program, review the garden design plans and assist with the application process.

Beautification and community development grant applications are due by Wednesday, March 20.  Some Sullivan Renaissance grant programs have different deadlines, including: interns, environmental and seasonal grants; and scholarships. 

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation. 


Individuals wishing to attend the Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference, Local Market and Expo on Saturday, March 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale will be able to register and sign up for workshops directly on-line beginning February 1.  The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Peter Tarlow, an international consultant on the positive effects of community beautification, who has been assisting Sullivan Renaissance for the past two years.  Dr. Tarlow will also present a workshop focused on youth leadership.

To register or for information, visit or call 845-295-2445.