Grants Activity Update

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Collaborating with departments across City government, the Office of Grants Management secures and manages competitive grant funding for public infrastructure projects, programs, and services that improve the quality of life for residents. Funding sources include state and federal government agencies and private foundations.

Grant awards allow the City to implement a wide range of vital improvements that would not otherwise be accomplished. Examples of recent grant-funded work include the Broadway Streetscape Project, the Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool Improvements Project, the Arts & Culture Master Plan, the Climate Action Plan 2030, and the Kingston Point Park Improvements Project, to name a few.

Several times per year, we produce a Grants Activity Update to report on the status of our active awards and the projects they fund. We invite you to check out the latest Update, which can be found here: November 2023 Update - Revised January 5, 2024

You may also be interested in viewing Navigating Grant Funding - Municipal Success Stories a webinar in which our Grants Management staff presented on March 1, 2023 at the request of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

And if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to post them below or reach out to our staff via email — our contact info is under Who's Listening.

The next Grants Activity Update will be released in spring 2024.

Collaborating with departments across City government, the Office of Grants Management secures and manages competitive grant funding for public infrastructure projects, programs, and services that improve the quality of life for residents. Funding sources include state and federal government agencies and private foundations.

Grant awards allow the City to implement a wide range of vital improvements that would not otherwise be accomplished. Examples of recent grant-funded work include the Broadway Streetscape Project, the Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool Improvements Project, the Arts & Culture Master Plan, the Climate Action Plan 2030, and the Kingston Point Park Improvements Project, to name a few.

Several times per year, we produce a Grants Activity Update to report on the status of our active awards and the projects they fund. We invite you to check out the latest Update, which can be found here: November 2023 Update - Revised January 5, 2024

You may also be interested in viewing Navigating Grant Funding - Municipal Success Stories a webinar in which our Grants Management staff presented on March 1, 2023 at the request of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

And if you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to post them below or reach out to our staff via email — our contact info is under Who's Listening.

The next Grants Activity Update will be released in spring 2024.

Q&A

If there's something more you'd like to know about the City's portfolio of grant-funded projects, please add your question right here. Ruth Ann or Natalie will be in touch shortly with an answer. Thank you.

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    Why were there no funds directed to creating affordable housing in Kingston?

    Zahava Wilson asked 9 months ago

    Almost $5 million of Kingston's $17.3 federal ARPA award is allocated to supporting Housing Actions Projects, which include development of affordable housing. Please see our ARPA project page to find the Economic Recovery Plan that outlines the Housing Action Projects - page 12. https://engagekingston.com/american-rescue-plan-act-arpa. Also explore the other pages on engagekingston where more information on programs that have or will soon launch. Thank you and best regards, Ruth Ann

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    looking for a small business grant for a preexisting salon i would like to take over

    tisha martin asked 9 months ago

    Hi, Tisha -

    Our office doesn't typically award grants - we only do when we've won funding from the state, federal government, or a charitable foundation specifically for that purpose, which doesn't happen frequently - there aren't many sources to which we can apply. Our American Rescue Plan Act grant from the federal government has recently enabled us to offer a number of programs to Kingston businesses and nonprofits, but this was unprecedented. 

    I recommend reaching out to the Ulster County Office of Economic Development, which often has information about state, federal, county grant programs for small businesses. You can sign up for their newsletter to receive announcements at https://ulstercountyny.gov/economic-development. Another good information resource is the Small Business Development Center located at SUNY Ulster: https://www.sunyulster.edu/continuing_education/employer-resources/sbdc.php.

    If the City does have a another small business grant program in the future, it will be announced in the Mayor's weekly update. You can sign up to receive that here: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001b6WaUIAerTfLB6fTU0Sl2idIsjHgY9fmOWAJWtbuc7rHYkgjUscawpzeS1FJYBD9qh8wb5E_jYDUvQszQ1BTMkJ4Wv97CTFBubX6s_VScpAjWdGEq_fYKAAPQ4nv-uXnRl2DjwwSXL7OopAnOYvHiZzgecQDttwH.

    Thanks and best wishes,

    Ruth Ann


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    Hello, I’m following up on a question that was answered in November 2022 by Ruth Ann about grant opportunities related to reimagining 9W. With historical federal investments available, especially discretionary funds that can go directly to local municipalities, I encourage Kingston to look into accessing funds from the Reconnecting Communities grants and especially the Main Street funds from the Thriving Communities program at USDOT. These funds could be harnessed by Kingston under Justice40 and help reimagine 9W within Kingston municipal limits into a multi-modal boulevard that addresses historic harms brought on by the road and helps stitch together the divided Rondout neighborhood within a climate-mitigating, economic development and active transport/complete streets vision set out by the City of Kingston. Has Kingston looked into these funding opportunities?

    Climate Resilient Kingston asked about 1 year ago

    Hi - yes, we're aware of those opportunities but need to wait for the next rounds to open. We're once again going in for the RAISE grant for the Weaving the Waterfront Transportation Project, which addresses the concerns you mentioned. Ultimately, it will complete connections between the end of Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 1 out to Kingston Point Beach and the Sojourner Truth State Park. It will provide safe, non-vehicular travel options for residents and visitors and enable them to connect from the waterfront to routes in Midtown and Uptown without the need for a car. This application is due on 2/28 -- please wish us luck! Thank you. Ruth Ann

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