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.
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 early 2019, the Office is managing a portfolio of approximately $36.4 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 below. 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.
March 2019 Grants Activity Update
Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Kingston On the Move (Transportation)
Parks and Recreation
Rondout Riverport (Waterfront)
Water Treatment and Infrastructure
Phone: (845) 334-3962
Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank
Phone: (845) 334-3961
Senior Account Clerk
Phone: (845) 334-3939
Kingston, NY 12401