July 2019
Barnabas McHenry, Chairman Greenway Council, Co-Chair National Heritage Area
Kevin M. Burke, Chairman, Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley,
Co-Chair National Heritage Area
Scott Keller, Executive Director Greenway,
Director National Heritage Area 
Monthly News, Events, & Grant
Hudson River Lighthouses by the Hudson River Maritime Museum is Now Available
Between 1826 and 1921 the lighthouses along the Hudson River were built to increase navigational safety for freight and passenger vessels. Of the dozens of historic lighthouses and beacons that once dotted the Hudson River, just eight remain, including the iconic Statue of Liberty, New York Harbor's great monument to freedom and immigration, which served as an official lighthouse between 1886 and 1902. Hudson River Lighthouses invites readers to explore these unique icons and their fascinating stories. This book was authored by the Hudson River Maritime Museum , where it can be purchased. Or purchase the book online .
Great Hudson River Paddle
Paddle along historic shorelines to beautiful river towns through the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley with professional guides for the Great Hudson River Paddle. Spend your nights camping on the Hudson River and enjoy catered meals prepared by local chefs from a mobile kitchen from July 8-12th . Don't miss your chance to join Hudson River Expeditions (HRE) on a five-day kayaking trip on one of the most majestic rivers. In 2019 the trip will go from Poughkeepsie to New York City. This event is all inclusive of accommodation, meals, equipment and guides - fully-catered with a mobile kitchen, chefs from Stock Up, outfitted with camping gear, and supported by fun and professional ACA-certified guides. This event is sponsored and supported by the Hudson River Valley Greenway Learn more .
Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Announces $40,575 in Grants
At its June meeting, the  Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area  approved ten matching grant awards totaling $40,575. The funded projects include:

  • $5,000 to Bard College, for The Stage at Montogomery Place - A Public Performing Arts Initiative.
  • $5,000 to Boscobel House and Gardens, for Boscobel Sign Revitalization.
  • $1,750 to FASNY Museum of Firefighting, for a FASNY Museum of Firefighting Marketing Expansion Project.
  • $5,000 to Historic Cherry Hill, for "Swept Clean": A Dramatic Story of Loss and Restoration in Victorian America.
  • $5,000 to Huguenot Historical Society, for Picturing Huguenot Street: Three Historical Paintings that Portray a National Historic Landmark District Over Time.
  • $5,000 to Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy, for Saugerties Lighthouse Sesquicentennial: Esopus Creek Puppet Suite.
  • $5,000 to Thomas Cole National Historic Site, for Bringing to Life the Home of the Founding Hudson River Painter.
  • $1,325 to the Village of Kinderhook, for the Discover Historic Kinderhook: A Walking and Bicycling Tour.
  • $5,000 to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, for Interpretive Digital Signage on the Walkway.
  • $7,500 to Westchester County Historical Society, for WCHS/Clio App National Register Sites in Westchester County.

The second round of Heritage Development Grants are are due September 6, 2019 . Information and guidelines are available  here .
History Happening on the Elmendorph Green
On Saturday June 8th, Historic Red Hook hosted History Happening on the Elmendorph Green, an event sponsored by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA). The historic Elmendorph Inn is the oldest building in the village of Red Hook and is a perfect example of community preservation and adaptive re-use. The inn, built around 1760 as a farmhouse, was saved from demolition in the 1970s and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Around 1812, the building was used for town meetings and local courts of law and since then has played a role in the history of Red Hook.

The event featured a variety of family-friendly activities such as history scavenger hunts, hands-on demonstrations of historic preservation trades and practices, residents' exhibits showing research on their houses, neighborhoods and a local cemetery, school yearbook displays, storytelling with Bard College's Mobile History Van and more. The event was also an opportunity for preservation experts to share information on 'best practice' preservation methods, local zoning and historic district laws, and state historic rehabilitation tax credits and incentives. You can find more info on Historic Red Hook and the Elmendorph Inn by visiting Historic Red Hook's website. Learn how your event can be sponsored by emailing  hrvg@hudsogreenway.ny.gov .
The 20th Anniversary of the Hudson River Valley Ramble!
This year's  Hudson River Valley Ramble  will be held August 31, September 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, and 28-29 of 2019! Would you like to have your featured on the Ramble website, if so submit your event now? The 2019 Ramble will feature around 200 recreational and cultural events highlighting the rich diversity of the Hudson River Valley region. Find the Ramble event for you.
Upcoming Events

Colonial Games Day, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, Yonkers, NY
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Stop by the Manor and learn what it was like to be a kid in the 1700’s! Test your luck at many of the popular games from 1700’s, and learn about their origins and how they have transformed over the years, including some that are still played today!  Read more .

Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association Monthly Star Party, Lake Taghkanic State Park, Ancram, NY
July 5: The Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association hosts a monthly stargazing party in the West Beach parking lot. Read more .

HV Poetry Bands Microfest, Century House Historical Society, Rosendale, Ny
July 6: The Hudson Valley Poetry Bands Microfest brings together 5 local poetry based bands in the astounding Widow Jane Mine.  More details .

Intro to Yoga and Meditation Series, Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY
July 7: Start your summer off by learning how yoga and meditation provide the tools to bring peace, balance, health, happiness, and joy within in the calming natural setting of Clermont’s landscape. More info .

Weeding for the Birds, Thacher State Park, Voorheesville, NY
July 7: Assist in improving our field habitat to support Bobolinks and other field nesting birds. Join staff and volunteers in removing invasive Wild Parsnip. Read more .

Great Hudson River Paddle, Hudson River Expeditions, Cold Spring, NY
July 8-12: Paddle along historic shorelines to beautiful river towns through the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley with professional guides for five days from Poughkeepsie to New York City. Learn more .

Lunch Bite Gallery Tour, NYS Museum, Albany, NY
July 9: Come discover Woodstock’s importance as an art colony long before the famous music festival in 1969. The remarkable range of work produced there has been the focus of collector Arthur Anderson for three decades, resulting in the largest comprehensive collection of its type—some 1,500 objects by 170 artists. More info .

Turtle Time, Albany Pine Bush Preserve, Albany, NY
July 10: Do you want to learn more about local turtles? Don’t miss this chance to observe a live turtle and discover something new about these ancient reptiles! Find out more .

Sunset Jazz Concert, Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY
July 11, 18, 25: Relax on Lyndhurst’s great lawn and enjoy cool music by hot jazz artists! Every Thursday from July 11 through August 29th. Discover more .

Living with Black Bears, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY
July 12: This event will dive into discussion on black bear biology and behavior, including how to best prevent conflicts with bears on the hiking trail and in your own backyard. More details .

Guided Mindfulness Walk, Sheldrake Environmental Center, Larchmont, NY
July 13: The experience will include some movements to warm up our bodies, mindful breathing, hiking with awareness, nature meditation, and an opportunity to share your experience and build community with a tea ceremony. Learn more.

Collectors Tour, Manitoga, Garrison, NY
July 13: Enjoy a late afternoon tour of the House, Studio and Woodland Garden with a special focus on the relationship between Russel Wright’s industrial design work and the architecture and landscape of Manitoga. Visit includes special viewing of objects from the Russel Wright Design Collection and the temporary exhibition Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection. Find out more .

Storming of Stony Point, Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site, Stony Point, NY
July 13: Commemorate the daring midnight assault on the British fortifications at Stony Point in July 1779; 240 years ago. Battle reenactment both days. 18th century crafts, colonial games and more! More info .

Connecting to Collections: Pardon My French, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, Yonkers, NY
July 14: The influence of the French in America can be seen through the many French items the Jay’s owned. This docent-led tour will examine a dressing mirror owned my Napoleon’s second wife, a balloon-back chair commemorating the Montgolfier brother’s hot air balloon launch, along with several additional objects. Discover more .

Walkway at Night, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Highland, NY
July 19: Have you ever dreamed about spending a moonlit evening on the Walkway while enjoying scenic views of the Hudson River Valley? Here’s your chance! Enjoy breathtaking twilight views from 212 feet above the Hudson River.  Read more .

Raptors and Reptiles, Taconic State Park, Copake Falls, NY
July 20: This event is free to the public. More info .

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Cornwall, NY
July 20: Celebrate the moon landing exactly 50 years to the day from that auspicious event! Join everyone on the lawn of the Outdoor Discovery Center for a screening of the Apollo 11 documentary on the big screen, under the waning gibbous moon. Discover more .

Tibbetts Brook Park Loop, Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park, Dobbs Ferry, NY
July 21: Discover the connections between the Old Croton Aqueduct, Tibbetts Brook Park, and South County trails on an easy 4-mile (total) loop walk. View Tibbetts Brook and learn its history. View three Croton Water structures. More details .

Summer Sampler, Crailo State Historic Site, Rensselaer, NY
July 22: Kids age 7-12 are invited to Crailo to learn about the history of the Hudson Valley through hands-on games, crafts and special activities. Find out more .

Twilight Music in the Parks, James Baird State Park, Pleasant Valley, NY
July 25: Ian Flanigan (Folk Music) will be playing at James Baird State Park from 6pm to 7pm. Discover more .

Architects on Art: Cathryn Dwyre & Chris Perry, Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY
July 27: Experience Olana’s Main House through the eyes of an architect. More info .

Birds and Hummingbird Feeders, Sterling Forest State Park, Tuxedo, NY
July 27: Come to Sterling Forest and learn more about the fascinating world of birds. Discover which birds call our area home for the whole year and which ones are just visiting for the summer. We will then take a short hike and see what birds can be found! Find out more .

Skull and Bones, Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburgh, NY
July 28: A fun nature program for children ages 6-9. What can you tell by looking at a skull? Children become detectives, examining animal skulls to learn about predator and prey animals. More details .
Heritage Spotlight: Clinton House
Most people know the month of July is when the Declaration of Independence was signed. But what most people don't know is July 26th, 1788 was when the Convention of the State of New York took place when the state voted to ratify the Constitution of the United States. This convention was held in the state capital at the time, Poughkeepsie. Though the Clinton House was not the site of the convention, it existed during this time in the city of Poughkeepsie. In 1765, this large stone house was built by a local landowner using rough fieldstone. It played an active role in New York’s political life from 1777 to 1783 when Poughkeepsie served as the state capital. Now named after George Clinton, New York’s first governor, the house serves as the headquarters of the Dutchess County Historical Society and contains a local history library, archives, and a room used by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Find out more about the Clinton House .
Project Spotlight: Founders Day at Hathorn House
The Friends of Hathorn House were awarded a National Heritage Area Sponsorship to host Founders Day. The event was a family educational event that took place on June 1st, 2019 to celebrate all of the people during the Revolutionary War of the Warwick Valley including the Orange County Regiment of Militia, other local veterans and their families, the region's Native Americans, and early European settlers. The day included two regimental encampments with a "skirmish" between forces; authentic Algonkian wigwam camp; cookery demonstration with focus on food of the African enslaved; and an extended area of demonstrations and hand-on activities about 18th century lifestyles and material culture. The focus of the event was on inclusion of all cultural groups of the time and and understanding their diversity of lifestyles, loyalties, and opinions. Attendees chose to be a Loyal or Rebel-- or if a "fence sitter" understand that both sides will try to "recruit" them during their visit-- increasing the participatory experience. This event was a companion event to the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Minisink, which Hathorn commanded. General John Hathorn was a commander at the Battle of Minisink, as well as a member of the first Congress of the United States. Learn more about General Hathorn and the Hathorn House .
Green Tip of the Month: Why Not Cold Water?
ENERGY STAR estimates that almost 90% of energy used by washing machines goes to heating water. Wash your clothes in cold water and to increase effectiveness, buy laundry detergent suited for cold water washing. Learn more .
Grant and Funding Opportunities

Make History Live! Character Development with Kandie Carle, Artistic Director East Haddam Stage Company and Living History Performance Artist
Living history interpretation is an educational medium where staff use performance to create a world, tell a story, stimulate learning, engage the senses and teach lessons through interpretation, clothing styles, pastimes, handicrafts, and reenactments. Visitors are transported to another time and place in their imaginations where they experience the past. "Fleshing out" history, whether it be in a museum setting or in a house, indoor or out, this workshop will take participants through active ways to create, launch, and maintain a living history interpretation. Whether it be first-person or third, whether you are the interpreter or the training partner for staff, this comprehensive and interactive workshop will help participants feel comfortable with making history live. Photo credit to Kerry Sclafani of GHHN.  Sign up now for Session 3 on July 23!

Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program
Matching grants available for Greenway Communities and Greenway Compact Communities. Deadline: September 6, 2019 . More info .

Heritage Development Grants
The Hudson River Valley Greenway and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA) are pleased to announce the availability of $25,000 in matching grants through the 2019 Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Development Grant Program.This annual grant program offers funding for programming, interpretation, and marketing projects that support the mutual goals of the HRVNHA and applicants. Grants will typically range from $1,000 to $5,000. Grant program guidelines and applications are available on the  Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area's websiteDeadline:  September 6, 2019.

Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program
This grant program is dedicated to funding recreational trail projects. Special consideration is given to projects that seek to implement the goals of the Greenway Trail Program. This year's application emphasizes connections to the Empire State Trail, and makes funding available for Water Trail projects. Applications are due  November 8, 2019 . More  here.

National Heritage Area Sponsorship's Available
The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (HRVNHA) will partner with various organizations to sponsor programs and events that reinforce the Heritage Area’s mission. While complementing the mission of the Heritage Area, cultural, heritage and recreational events deliver significant tourism and economic benefits to communities, and encourage local and regional partnerships. Municipalities and nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations located within the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area are eligible to apply. For more information, please contact Dan Jeanson at daniel.jeanson@hudsongreenway.ny.gov or 518-473-3835.

Teaching the Hudson Valley Explore Awards
These matching grants are intended to create opportunities for students to explore the history, environment, and culture of the Hudson River Valley, connecting their studies to significant places. They encourage students’ appreciation for and stewardship of their communities and cultures, and connect teachers with site educators and place-based learning. Eligible expenses include transportation and admission fees to eligible Hudson Valley locations for school groups. Read more .

2019 Hudson River Estuary Grants for Local Stewardship Planning
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is pleased to announce funding for projects that will implement priorities of the Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda - to provide benefits of a vital estuary ecosystem: clean water; resilient communities; the sustainability of Estuary fish, wildlife, and habitats; conservation of natural scenery; and enhanced access, river education, and recreational opportunities. Deadline: July 10, 2019 . Find out more .

NEA Art Works 2 Grant
These grants support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. A minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount is required. Deadline: July 11, 2019 . Read more .

DHPSNY Summer 2019 Planning & Assessment Services
Documentary Heritage and Preservation Services for New York (DHPSNY) currently offers Planning & Assessment Services in four major areas. These services are designed to support New York organizations in improving and advancing program efforts while forming strategies for future growth and development. DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services consist of Archival Needs Assessments, Preservation Surveys, Condition Surveys, and Strategic Planning Assistance. In each instance, services aim to improve adherence to best practices and are tailored to an organization’s unique circumstances. Recipients of DHPSNY’s Planning & Assessment Services are selected by a competitive application process. Deadline: July 12, 2019 . Learn more .

Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP)
The Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP), a grant program designed to help small communities address air service and airfare issues, is managed by the Associate Director, Small Community Air Service Development, under the Office of Aviation Analysis. The  Essential Air Service (EAS)  and SCASDP programs are separate and unique. SCASDP’s eligibility criteria are broader and provide a grant applicant the opportunity to self-identify its air service deficiencies and propose an appropriate solution. EAS is a direct subsidy to air carriers and serves a limited universe of eligible applicants. Please refer to the EAS website for additional information. SCASDP can involve, among others, revenue guarantees, financial assistance for marketing programs, start-up costs and studies. Deadline: July 15, 2019 . More details .

New York Community Greenworks Initiative
The New York State Department of State (DOS) has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the NY Community Greenworks “train-the-trainer” program. Community organizations can apply to receive one week of intensive training from PUSH Buffalo (People United for Sustainable Housing) in sustainable community development, vacant property revitalization, green technologies, community engagement and empowerment and equitable development. Deadline: July 24, 2019 Learn more .

Ninth Round of Regional Economic Development Council Competition
Round IX of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative is officially kicking off the 2019 competition for more than $750 million in state economic development resources. The Consolidated Funding Application will open to applicants on May 1, enabling businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and the public to begin applying for assistance from dozens of state programs, through a single application, for job-creation and community development projects. Regional Council priorities in 2019 include:

  • Supporting community investment in placemaking and downtown revitalization;
  • Supporting the Workforce Development Initiative;
  • Working with local businesses and communities to identify childcare needs and develop potential solutions;
  • Developing an economic and environmental justice strategy for the region; and
  • Tracking the progress of the strategic economic development plan and projects funded through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA).

Deadline: July 26, 2019 . Find out more .

Recreational Trails Program (RTP)
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) offers up to $1.9 million in matching grants for the acquisition, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of trails and trail-related projects. Funds are available to non-profit corporations and municipalities. Funded projects must further a specific goal of the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), the Statewide Trails Plan or a local plan, and must be accessible to the public. Source of funds: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The minimum grant award for restoration, development and property acquisition projects is $25,000. The minimum equipment purchase award is $5,000. All grant awards are capped at $250,000. Deadline: July 26, 2019 . More info .

NYSDEC Division of Water's Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program
The Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program is a competitive, statewide reimbursement grant program open to local governments and not-for-profit corporations to implement projects that directly address documented water quality impairments or protect a drinking water source. This funding is for construction/implementation projects, not projects that are exclusively for planning. Deadline: July 26, 2019 . Learn more .

New York State DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant (EPG)
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), in conjunction with the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), will offer grants to municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality projects. Up to $3 million has been made available for this round of the Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant (EPG) program. Grants of up to $100,0001 are available to finance engineering and planning services for the production of an engineering report. The ultimate goal of the EPG program is to advance water quality projects to construction so successful applicants can use the engineering report funded by the grant to seek financing through the CWSRF program, Water Quality Improvement Project program, or other funding entities to further pursue the identified solution. Deadline: July 26, 2019. Read more .

Non-Agricultural Nonpoint Source Planning Grant
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will offer grants to local governments and soil and water conservation districts to help pay for the initial planning of nonagricultural nonpoint source water quality improvement projects. Grants of up to $30,000 are available to finance planning services to produce planning reports. There is no minimum award amount. An applicant may submit more than one application. If an applicant receives more than one award, DEC may combine the projects into a single contract. Applicants are limited to a maximum of 10 applications per round. Each application must fit within a single grant category. The goal of the program is to get non-agricultural nonpoint source water quality improvement projects ready for construction and to use the planning report funded by the grant to seek funding through the Water Quality Improvement Project program or other funding entities. Those seeking planning grants to support projects to upgrade, repair or replace elements of a wastewater treatment and/or collection system, or the construction of such system for an area with failing onsite septic systems, are referred to the New York State DEC/EFC Wastewater Infrastructure Engineering Planning Grant Program. Deadline: July 26, 2019 . More info .

Hudson River Estuary Trees for Tribs Program  
The Hudson River Estuary Program’s Trees for Tribs program offers free native trees and shrubs for planting along the tributary streams in the Hudson River estuary watershed. Our staff can help you with a planting plan and work with your volunteers. Fall planting projects are now taking place. If you own or manage property near a stream in the Hudson estuary watershed, you can apply for assistance from Trees for Tribs. Landowners or managers must complete an application (PDF)  and if the project is selected, recruit volunteers for planting, and maintain the site after the planting is complete. Deadline: August 1, 2019 for planting in the fall. More info .

Restoration of Watershed Connectivity: Request for Proposals
The  New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission , in partnership with the Hudson River Estuary Program, is inviting proposals for projects that will help restore aquatic habitat connectivity for herring and eel, reduce localized flood risks, and improve conditions on Hudson River Estuary tributaries. This  Request for Proposals  (RFP) is to help municipalities develop municipal management plans and designs to repair or replace inadequate road-stream crossings (culverts and bridges) and to prioritize sites that cause flooding and are barriers to fish movement. Neighboring municipalities are encouraged to work together to plan on a watershed scale, especially if they share a tributary to the Hudson in common. A successful project will engage at least two municipalities. The project will also develop at least two conceptual construction designs, and one final construction design for priority sites for each municipality. Deadline: August 2, 2019 . Learn more .

Integrated Mobility Innovation Program Notice of Funding
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $15 million of Fiscal Year 2017 and Fiscal Year 2018 research funds for eligible projects. The Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration program’s primary purpose is to fund projects that demonstrate innovative, effective approaches, practices, partnerships, and technologies to enhance public transportation effectiveness, increase efficiency, expand quality, promote safety, and improve the traveler’s experience. Deadline: August 6, 2019 . Find out more .

Our Town Grant
Our Town is the National Endowment for the Arts’ creative place making grants program. These grants support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities by advancing local economic, physical, and/or social outcomes. Successful Our Town projects ultimately lay the groundwork for systemic changes that sustain the integration of arts, culture, and design into local strategies for strengthening communities. These projects require a partnership between a nonprofit organization and a local government entity, with one of the partners being a cultural organization. Matching grants range from $25,000 to $200,000, with a minimum cost share/match equal to the grant amount. Deadline: August 8, 2019 . Discover more .

Media Projects Grants
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Division of Public Programs is accepting applications for the Media Projects: Development Grants and Production Grants program. This program supports the collaboration of media producers and scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare documentary film, television, radio, and podcast projects that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship. Deadline: August 14, 2019 . Learn more .

Hudson River Estuary River Access Grants
Approximately $200,000 is available in the RFA for River Access for projects along the shoreline of the Hudson estuary, including the tidal portion of its tributaries, that provide new or improved accessibility at new or existing access sites for boating, fishing, swimming, and/or wildlife-dependent recreation. The minimum grant award is $10,500 and the maximum grant amount is $50,000. This funding is from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). Deadline: August 14, 2019 . Read more .

Hudson River Estuary River Education Grants
Approximately $200,000 is available in the River Education RFA to support projects and plans to enhance education about the estuary along the tidal waters of the Hudson or relevant portions of New York Harbor to make opportunities to learn about the Hudson River Estuary more accessible to a wide-range of people. The minimum grant award is $10,500 and the maximum grant amount is $40,000. This funding is from the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF). Deadline: August 14, 2019 . More info .

Saratoga Arts’ Community Arts Grants (Saratoga County Only)
Founded in 1977, the Decentralization Program (DEC), known locally at Saratoga Arts as our Community Arts Grants, was developed to ensure New York State’s cultural funding reached every part of the state. In 1993, The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) appointed Saratoga Arts to administer the DEC program in Saratoga County. Since 1991, Saratoga Arts has awarded just over $1,305,000 for community-enhancing and life-enriching arts programs! Saratoga Arts’ Community Arts Grants provide funding for arts and cultural programming through three categories: Project Grants, Individual Artist Grants and Arts Education Grants (that take place in the community or in schools). A letter of intent is due for each program by September 13, 2019 . Learn more .

Wal-Mart Foundation: Community Grant Program
Through the Community Grant Program, Wal-Mart associates are proud to support the needs of their communities by providing grants to local organizations. Awarded grants range from $250 to $5,000. Deadline:  Dec. 31, 2019 . More details .

Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions—such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, cultural organizations, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities—improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials.  Deadline  January 15, 2020 . Find out more  here .

New York State Assembly Grants Action News 
State, federal, and private grant information from the New York State Assembly. More info .