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Learn about Grants and Resources for the Community

December 22, 2015

[LIBERTY] – Communities, organizations and volunteers interested in learning about the 2016 Sullivan Renaissance grant program are invited to an “Introduction to Sullivan Renaissance” seminar on Wednesday, January 6 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the CVI Center in Liberty. 

This seminar is appropriate for everyone thinking about participating for the first time, as well as returning groups that may be interested in exploring new projects.  Information about the Sullivan Renaissance En Español program and bilingual translation will be offered.

An overview of grant programs and new initiatives will be provided, including:

  • Community Beautification
  • Maintenance Support
  • Municipal Partnership
  • Healthy Communities
  • Business Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
  • Community Mitzvah Award
  • Seasonal Demonstration Grants
  • Youth Initiatives
  • Mini Grants

This seminar will review basic requirements of Sullivan Renaissance, including how to apply for a grant, program deadlines, technical assistance, youth involvement and other information.  Staff will discuss project ideas and review paperwork with potential applicants. 

Pre-registration is requested.  Refreshments will be served.

Community beautification and maintenance applications for 2016 are available 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 deadlines.

Beautification and maintenance grant applications are being accepted now and must be received by Wednesday, March 16, 2016.  Some Sullivan Renaissance grant programs have different deadlines, including: interns, environmental and seasonal grants; and scholarships. 

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.

To register for the seminar or for more information, visit or call 845-295-2445.  Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.