The central activity of Sullivan Renaissance is a two-phase community beautification grant program that runs from March through August in Sullivan County, NY. This year's community program dates are as follows:
See the section on Awards for additional opportunities.
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Communities may apply in category A, B or C, depending on the scope of their project. Please review criteria carefully. Sullivan Renaissance retains the right to reassign project categories. All grants are subject to rules and timelines detailed in the grant application. Click here to download the application.
These are new projects at a single location. The project must be a new initiative and not simply an enhancement to a previous project. This category is a good place for new groups to begin, as well as for simple projects in small communities. Examples include new welcome signs, sign replacement projects, small public gardens and parks, or streetscape amenities (planters, banners, trash receptacles, etc.).
These projects include multiple elements at a single location. Experienced groups may also make significant enhancements to previously funded projects. However, the grant cannot be used to replace an existing funding source or established program. Examples include large public gardens, community park projects, building façade renovation, and roadside beautification. .
These are projects at multiple locations that incorporate beautification as part of a long-term community-wide strategy. Groups that engage in these projects are experienced and have a more formal organizational structure. Examples include Main Street beautification, downtown revitalization and corridor enhancements.
Sullivan Renaissance recognizes the hard work and dedication needed to maintain projects over the years. This program aims to support established groups by providing tools and resources to assure sustainability. Applications will be accepted from established groups with a history of participation in the Sullivan Renaissance program. When received, Sullivan Renaissance staff will conduct a site visit and interview before awarding assistance. All applicants must complete a Maintenance Assessment with this form. Maintenance support will be awarded based on the needs identified in the study. Deadline March 20
Sullivan Renaissance offers a limited number of grants for projects that protect, enhance or conserve natural resources, such as recycling, stream restoration, tree planting, community vegetable gardens and innovative agricultural initiatives. Rolling deadline
Sullivan Renaissance offers a limited number of reimbursable grants of up to $250 for those that would like to participate at a “mini” level by landscaping, planting flowers, or sprucing up. Businesses are eligible to apply. Rolling deadline
Sullivan Renaissance offers a limited number of matching reimbursement grants up to $2,500 for camps, bungalow colonies and seasonal businesses to enhance the appearance of their property as a demonstration and inspiration for others. Rolling deadline
This program is intended to support the efforts of Sullivan County youth to make a positive difference in their school or home community. Call the office for details
Sullivan Renaissance offers a limited number of matching grants up to $2,500 for professional expertise and assistance with landscape design, conceptual renderings or organizational development. Rolling deadline
Sullivan Renaissance provides community development grants up to $5,000 to experienced groups interested expanding their beautification efforts into other areas, including downtown revitalization, planning and economic development. This category also includes inter-municipal initiatives or corridor-based projects. Rolling Deadline