Office of Grants Management
The Office of Grants Management was created in 2019 to secure and manage funding for public infrastructure projects, programs, and services that improve the quality of life for Kingston residents.
The City applies for and manages grant awards that fund street design and transportation projects, park improvements, upgrades to the water treatment plant and sewers, plans for a healthier and sustainable future, arts initiatives, special programs and events, and more.
Currently, the City's portfolio includes over $60,000,000 in awards from state and federal agencies and private foundations. Information about the projects this funding supports can be found in the Grants Activity Update, which the department publishes two to three times per year:
May 2022 Grants Activity Update
And more info is available on our public engagement website, where the community can weigh in on improvements now under way:
More About Grants Management
Grants Management works with all City departments and Commissions to identify needs and programs, research opportunities, and apply for funding.
When grants are awarded, staff collaborate between departments to implement the work. Each project is assigned a "Project Manager," who is the lead coordinator, and a "Grant Manager," who assists in ensuring that reporting and financial documents are current and in compliance with the funder's requirements.
Grants Management often partners with non-profit groups to prepare and submit applications. Our staff are also available to assist local organizations with advice and ideas about funding sources to help them meet their goals.
For-profit businesses that are seeking grants should contact the Office of Community Development, the Kingston Local Development Corporation, or the Ulster County Department of Economic Development with whom the City has a new shared services agreement.
Consultants and contractors interested in working on City of Kingston projects should regularly check the NYS Contract Reporter or on the Empire State Purchasing Group for upcoming RFP and bid opportunities.
Please check back in August 2022 for our next Grants Activity Update!