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Get a Sullivan Renaissance Grant Up to $5000

January 31, 2013

[FERNDALE] – Volunteers who would like to beautify their community are eligible for grants from Sullivan Renaissance.  To find out how to plan a project and complete a 2013 application, attend the “Get Ready to Renaissance” seminar on Wednesday, February 6 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.

Applications are now 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 can register and sign up for workshops directly on-line.  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 and be available for questions.

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