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Ten Communities Get a Head Start on 2016 Beautification

December 2, 2015

[LIBERTY] – Sullivan Renaissance has awarded early admission grants to ten communities as part of its 2016 community beautification and maintenance support programs.  

Approved for garden grants of $1000 are:

·         B.A.T.S. for Veterans in Liberty                            Flagpole and landscaping

·         Hudson River HealthCare in Monticello                             New sign garden

·         Indian Lake Homeowners Association in Swan Lake         Sign and garden

·         Mamakating Library in Wurtsboro                                    Landscaping 2016

·         SullivanArc Foundation in Thompson               Cimarron Road landscaping

Approved for various packages of maintenance assistance are:

·         CCE Master Gardener Volunteers in Liberty                    Single garden site

·         Mountaindale Action Committee                                   Multiple garden sites

·         Rock Hill Business & Community Association              Multiple garden sites

·         Swan Lake Renaissance                                              Multiple garden sites

·         White Sulphur Springs Sullivan First                            Multiple garden sites

Applications for up to 40 additional maintenance, garden and community grants will continue to be received until March 16, 2016.  Other Sullivan Renaissance grant programs have application deadlines that vary by program.

Some of the traditional grant categories have new names for 2016 with changes in funding amounts and other details.  The new program will be explained at an “Introduction to Sullivan Renaissance” seminar on Wednesday, January 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Ferndale.

Sullivan Renaissance representatives will meet with individuals and organizations in their communities to assess sites for both new projects and maintenance of existing gardens.  Staff will visit at an applicant’s convenience to explain program changes, review garden designs and volunteer management plans, and assist with applications.

Applications are available from the Sullivan Renaissance web site in a portable document format (PDF) with fillable form fields (

For more information, contact Sullivan Renaissance at or 845-295-2445.  Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.