County Launches 2018 Plans & Progress Grant Program   

Monticello, NY – Applications are now being accepted for funding of community improvement projects through the Sullivan County Plans & Progress Small Grant Program.

The purpose of the program is to assist local municipalities, community groups, and not-for-profit organizations throughout Sullivan County with projects related to tourism, community and economic development, image enhancement, trails development, health improvement, agricultural and farmland protection, and other County goals.

Projects in 2017 included parks and trails improvements, preservation of historic structures, local museum upgrades, accessibility improvements to various facilities, mural projects, and community initiatives to promote health and well-being of Sullivan County residents. 

The 2018 program carries on with a streamlined contracting and reimbursement process, making administration of the program more efficient for grant recipients. This includes: 
• A two-page application form, available as a fillable PDF to enable online submissions;
• A two-page grant contract that is friendly to small, volunteer-based groups;
• Detailed guidance on the reimbursement process, providing instructions on what’s needed to receive funding once an award has been granted and the project is completed.

Applications will be reviewed periodically throughout the calendar year. The first round will assess all applications received by 4 p.m. on April 6. 

The grant guidelines and application form are available at the Division of Planning & Community Development page on the Sullivan County website, under “Technical Assistance & Funding Opportunities.” Completed applications may be submitted electronically or delivered to the Division of Planning & Community Development, County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, NY 12701.

For more information, contact Shannon.Cilento@co.sullivan.ny.us or call (845) 807-0529.

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