Office of Grants Management
The Office of Grants Management was created in 2019 to secure and manage funding for public infrastructure projects and public service programs that intend to improve the quality of life for Kingston residents. To achieve this goal, the City applies for and manages grants that fund street design and transportation projects, upgrades to City parks, upgrades to the water treatment plant and sewer infrastructure, plans for a healthier and sustainable future, special programs and events, and government efficiency.
Downtown Revitalization Initiative (for Uptown Kingston)
Kingston On the Move (Transportation)
Rondout Riverport (Waterfront)
Parks, Recreation, & Public Health
Water Treatment and Infrastructure
October 2019 Grants Activity Update
The Office works with all City departments and City Commissions to identify needs, projects, and programming and apply for grants as capacity allows. When grants are awarded, the Office then coordinates inter-departmentally to accomplish each project or program. Each project is assigned a "Project Manager," who is versed in the content of the project or program and will implement it, and a "Grant Manager" is also assigned to each project to ensure reporting and financial documents for the funding agency are in order and to work closely with the Comptroller's Office.
The Office also partners with non-profit organizations and businesses to submit grant applications in partnership. Our staff are also available by appointment to assist local Kingston organizations with advice and ideas for seeking funding sources to meet their goals.
Organizations that are seeking grants for their for-profit business should contact the Office of Economic and Community Development or the Kingston Land Development Corporation.
As of mid-2019, the Office is managing a portfolio of approximately $38 million in grant funding. Learn about the City's various grant-funded projects by viewing the PDF of the most recent Grants Activity Update or by exploring our project pages in the links above. If you'd like to work as a consultant or contractor on one of our projects, keep an eye out on the NYS Contract Reporter or on the Empire State Purchasing Group for our upcoming RFP and bid opportunities.
Grants Activity Updates are given periodically to the Common Council Finance and Audit Committee to inform Council members and the public on the status of grant projects. The last update was in October 2019. The next update will be in March 2020. The office is doing the full updates every six months or at the request of the Council members. To find out the recent status on a particular project, check the project pages in the links above or contact the Project Manager who is listed on the project page. Project pages are updated when major project status changes happen.
Phone: (845) 334-3962
Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank
Phone: (845) 334-3961
Senior Account Clerk
Phone: (845) 334-3939
Kingston, NY 12401