ARPA Business Promotion Grant Program Awardees Announced

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Mayor Steven T. Noble on December 1, 2023 announced the awardees of the ARPA Business Promotion Grant program. They are the three local business district organizations: the Kingston Waterfront Business Association, the Midtown Business Alliance, and the Kingston Uptown Business Association.

The ARPA Business Promotion Grant program was designed to assist in a campaign for promoting Kingston’s many attractions, with a focus on local small businesses. With funds from the City of Kingston’s Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant, this program is intended to respond to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic by supporting small businesses, particularly public-facing and hospitality-oriented enterprises. Each organization will receive a $16,500 award to promote their respective business districts.

Mayor Noble said, “Our local businesses are what make our community unique—they drive our economy, they serve our residents, and they attract visitors. We were proud to offer the ARPA Small Business Grant to 150 different local businesses, and are so pleased to now grant our local business district organizations this funding, so they can collectively continue to recover from the pandemic. Supporting local business is an essential use of our ARPA funding.”

The ARPA Business Promotion Grant Program was designed to assist local business associations spread the word about what Kingston has to offer --not only to residents, but to those visiting and vacationing in our city. The program is designed to assist associations to entice people to enjoy all Historic Kingston’s unique and exciting amenities.

Up to $50,000 has been allocated for this initiative.

Utilizing COVID recovery funds to assist Kingston’s business community is just another way Kingston city government is upholding its commitment to helping people recover from the terrible impacts of the pandemic.

Mayor Steven T. Noble on December 1, 2023 announced the awardees of the ARPA Business Promotion Grant program. They are the three local business district organizations: the Kingston Waterfront Business Association, the Midtown Business Alliance, and the Kingston Uptown Business Association.

The ARPA Business Promotion Grant program was designed to assist in a campaign for promoting Kingston’s many attractions, with a focus on local small businesses. With funds from the City of Kingston’s Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant, this program is intended to respond to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic by supporting small businesses, particularly public-facing and hospitality-oriented enterprises. Each organization will receive a $16,500 award to promote their respective business districts.

Mayor Noble said, “Our local businesses are what make our community unique—they drive our economy, they serve our residents, and they attract visitors. We were proud to offer the ARPA Small Business Grant to 150 different local businesses, and are so pleased to now grant our local business district organizations this funding, so they can collectively continue to recover from the pandemic. Supporting local business is an essential use of our ARPA funding.”

The ARPA Business Promotion Grant Program was designed to assist local business associations spread the word about what Kingston has to offer --not only to residents, but to those visiting and vacationing in our city. The program is designed to assist associations to entice people to enjoy all Historic Kingston’s unique and exciting amenities.

Up to $50,000 has been allocated for this initiative.

Utilizing COVID recovery funds to assist Kingston’s business community is just another way Kingston city government is upholding its commitment to helping people recover from the terrible impacts of the pandemic.

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