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Healthy Community Initiatives


Sullivan Renaissance offers several grant programs designed to beautify public spaces, revitalize communities, and engage the diverse cultures of Sullivan County. Working with a broad coalition of agencies and organizations, Sullivan Renaissance is leading ground-breaking new initiatives to build healthier communities.

All grants are subject to the specific eligibility, criteria and timelines associated with the individual programs. This information is detailed in the grant applications. A summary of Sullivan Renaissance grant programs can be found here.

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Healthy Community Initiatives Grants Click here for application

Healthy Community Initiative grants support efforts to enhance and promote the social, physical and environmental health and wellness of communities in Sullivan County, NY. Examples of eligible projects include trails and recreational facilities, community gardens, healthy food/agricultural initiatives, and pilot projects and/or events to raise awareness and/or address a healthy community initiative. Eligible applicants include municipalities, non-profit organizations, religious institutions, community groups, and schools. Rolling grant application deadline through October 1.

Catskill Edible Garden Project Click here for more information

… growing the next generation of food entrepreneurs

The Catskill Edible Garden Project (CEGP) works with schools and community organizations to design edible gardens as living, educational and gathering spaces. These projects offer access to healthy local food, “hands on” experience and exposure to food and agriculture as important aspects of our community and culture. They also provide “time outside” for engaging and connecting with the environment.

Catskill Mountainkeeper and Sullivan Renaissance provide funding support; technical assistance and design; staff and volunteers to oversee the development and build of the garden.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Sullivan County hosts the Catskill Edible Garden project that serves as a demo and teaching garden in their Liberty location as well as the Catskills Kitchen for food business and start-ups. They offer nutrition and horticulture support and Healthy School and Community and ESNY programs.

School Districts and Community Organizations serve as host sites and assemble an onsite team to create and care for the gardens with their students and other members of the community.

In thinking of gardens as outdoor learning spaces we can help children: experience sharing; engage in independent observation; learn about food and where it comes from; adopt healthy habits; reconnect with and explore their place in nature; build on a variety of school lessons; strengthen a sense of place AND we can beautify to create a sense of pride.

SITE LOCATIONS TO DATE
Cooke Elementary School, Monticello
Cornell Cooperative Extension, Liberty
Emma C. Chase Elementary School, Wurtsboro (part of Monticello Central School District)
Hebrew Day School, Kiamesha Lake
Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School, Monticello
Liberty Elementary School
RJK Middle School, Monticello
Roscoe Central School
Sullivan West Elementary School, Jeffersonville
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COMMUNITY BASED GARDENS
Federation for the Homeless Vegetable Garden, Monticello
Liberty Main Street Community Garden
Livingston Manor Community Garden at Pearl Street

Sullivan 180  

Sullivan 180” is a newly launched nonprofit organization that was founded to address the overall health and wellness of Sullivan County. The objective of “Sullivan 180” is to work collaboratively with community partners to identify specific initiatives, leverage resources, and raise awareness of health and wellness issues. Sullivan 180 is committed to change by degrees, the kind of slow, steady and enduring transformation that is thoughtfully conceived and implemented.