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[LIBERTY] – Sullivan Renaissance will cultivate its mission to beautify public spaces, revitalize communities, and engage the diverse cultures of Sullivan County through its expanding Multicultural Program. The 2017 grant program will include two new opportunities specifically designed to assist the Sullivan County community in being proactive with multicultural initiatives.
The Outreach Grant program will assist churches and community groups who wish to translate their marketing materials into non-English languages. Up to $300 per organization will be available to help with costs associated with printing, small window signs, and hiring translators.
Neighborhood Grants are open to organizations working within multicultural populations and who would like to address beautification, block revitalization, blight eradication, public safety and youth engagement. The maximum amount of funding is $500 with a 50% match required of funding and/or in-kind donations of goods and services.
In addition to the grants, Sullivan Renaissance’s Multicultural Program will advance its neighborhood project on Church Street and the surrounding area in the Village of Liberty, initiate community enhancement projects in South Fallsburg, and assist municipalities and community groups to identify and address their multicultural needs. The program will continue to partner with Catholic Charities, the Human Rights Commission, Latino Alliance of Sullivan County, the N.A.C.L. Theatre, S.A.L.T., and others.
“I consider the diverse nature of Liberty to be an integral part of who we are as a community. Sullivan Renaissance’s Multicultural Program has made a real difference in increasing communication among all our residents” said Charlie Barbuti, Town of Liberty Supervisor. “Having two new grant opportunities to reach out to our non-English speaking neighbors and to improve the neighborhoods we share with the multicultural population will greatly enhance community building efforts started in Liberty.”
Sullivan Renaissance opened the 2017 grant season January 1, 2017 by releasing its applications online at http://www.sullivanrenaissance.org/grants/applications/. Applications, along with required documentation, can be submitted via e-mail or mail to Sullivan Renaissance by Monday, March 13, 2017. Information about all grant categories, applications and contact information can be found at SullivanRenaissance.org or by calling 845-295-2445.
Upon request Sullivan Renaissance staff are available to visit communities and organizations to help with garden design plans and the application process.
Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by The Gerry Foundation.