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Beautification Grants


Sullivan Renaissance offers several grant programs designed to beautify public spaces, revitalize communities, and engage the diverse cultures of Sullivan County. The central activity of Sullivan Renaissance is a two-phase community beautification grant program that runs from March through August in Sullivan County, NY.

All grants are subject to the specific eligibility, criteria and timelines associated with the individual programs and included in the grant applications. For a list of important dates to remember, click here.



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Through the beautification grant program, eligible applicants may request Mini Grants, Garden Grants, Community Grants or Maintenance Support to create or care for projects that beautify public spaces. The category and grant amount depend on the scope of their project.

Mini Grants   Click here for application

Mini Grants are available to applicants that are new to Sullivan Renaissance and would like to participate at a “mini” level by planting a simple garden or enhancing an existing one, adding containers, planters, hanging baskets, landscape features, paint and signage. Eligible Applicants include non-profit organizations, community groups, religious institutions, schools, and municipalities.

Application Deadline
rolling through July 1, 2017
Grant Amounts
up to $500
Match Requirements
none
Flower Dollars
none
Phase II Awards
N/A
Achievement & Judges Choice Awards
N/A
Showing of Flowers Awards
N/A

Garden GrantsClick here for application

Garden Grants are for new beautification projects at a single location. This is a good place for groups to begin, and for simple projects in small communities. Examples include new welcome signs, sign replacement projects, small public gardens or building landscaping. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, community groups, religious institutions, schools, and municipalities.

Application Deadline
March 13, 2017
Grant Amounts
$1,000
Match Requirements
none
Flower Dollars
$100
   
Phase II Awards
     Completion Grant:
$   250
     1st Place:
$3,000
     2nd Place:
$2,000
     3rd Place:
$1,000
     Achievement & Judges Choice Awards
2 @ $1,000
     Showing of Flowers Awards
best overall $3,000


Community GrantsClick here for application

Community Grants are for new beautification projects that are more complex and include multiple elements. Examples include large public gardens, community park projects, streetscape enhancements, or beautification at more than one location throughout a community. Eligible Applicants include non-profit organizations, community groups, religious institutions, schools, and municipalities.

Application Deadline
March 13, 2017
Grant Amounts
$2,500
Match Requirements
none
Flower Dollars
$250
   
Phase II Awards
     Completion Grant:
$    500
     1st Place:
$12,000
     2nd Place:
$  7,000
     3rd Place:
$  3,000
     Achievement & Judges Choice Awards
2 @ $1,000
     Showing of Flowers Awards
best overall $5,000


Maintenance SupportClick here for application

The Maintenance Program provides financial, organizational, volunteer and horticultural support for the care, renovation and refurbishment of previously funded Sullivan Renaissance projects. Projects may be in a single location or multiple locations.
Emphasis is placed on projects that demonstrate 1) collaboration and partnerships and volunteer outreach 2) organizational structure 3) a commitment to aesthetic improvement, sustainability and low maintenance practices, and 4) extended seasonal care (edging, watering, mulching, bulb planting, litter plucking and use of annual flowers). Eligible Applicants include those that have previously received Renaissance beautification grants for projects that are at least two years old.

  SINGLE LOCATION MULTIPLE LOCATION
Application Deadline
March 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
     
Grant Amounts
up to $500
up to $1,500
Match Requirements
none
none
Flower Dollars
up to $100 up to $250
     
Phase II Awards
N/A
N/A
Achievement & Judges Choice Awards
3 @ $500
3 @ $1,000
Showing of Flowers Awards
best overall $3,000
best overall $5,000

*Applicants in the Community Grants and Multiple Maintenance are eligible to apply for a seasonal Project Assistant (formerly known as the Intern Program)