KINGSTON, NY — Proposal concepts for a state funding pool are collected by the city’s Office of Grants Management, according to Mayor Steve Noble.
The office accepts proposal concepts for possible submission to Empire State Development’s Restore NY grant program.
The Office of Grants Management will accept proposals and, if necessary, submit the two strongest concepts in an initial phase of screening intent to apply, according to a press release.
The Restore NY Grant Program provides municipalities with financial assistance for the revitalization of commercial and residential properties for projects involving the demolition, deconstruction, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of vacant, abandoned, condemned and surplus properties.
“The Restore NY grant is a great opportunity to reinvent derelict and vacant structures, which, as we’ve seen with projects like Energy Square and the demolition of old Mid-City lanes, leads to neighborhood revitalization and of the community,” Noble said in a statement. . “These grants encourage economic and community development, create new business and housing opportunities, and help reinvigorate the surrounding area. I encourage local community groups, organizations and developers to submit your ideas. »
Once submitted by Kingston, applications are scored based on specific state guidelines and their degree of achievement of program goals to encourage business investment and improve the local housing stock. Priority will be given to projects in Empire Zones and Brownfield Opportunity Areas and those that benefit from other state or federal redevelopment, remediation or planning programs. In addition, priority will be given to projects from communities in economic difficulty. A match of at least 10% of the organization is required.
Interested organizations should complete a short application before 12 p.m. on Monday, November 28.
The application must include the name of the development company/organization; name of the project ; number of properties; estimated cost of the project; and a brief description of the project (approximately 300 words).
Questions regarding proposal concepts can be directed to Grants Director Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank at [email protected] or 845-334-3962.