FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 2019
Open for Rondout’s Participatory Budgeting Project Funds
KINGSTON, NY — Last month Mayor Steve Noble announced the
projects selected by community members in each business district allocating
funds from the 2019 Participatory Budgeting Project. The Rondout district voted
to allot its $20,000 for “youth programs, community events, education and
wellness centers.” Through the Office of Economic and Community Development,
the City is now taking applications for funding from groups and organizations
operating in the Rondout area. Programming and event applications should have a
minimum of $500 in funding requests.
The application is available online and must be submitted
to the city's Office of Economic and Community Development by Friday, November
15, at 3:00pm.
A community engagement meeting about any application will
be held on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30pm in Conference Room 1 at City Hall,
420 Broadway. A subcommittee of the Community Development Advisory Board will
review all applications and will make the funding decisions.
“It’s exciting to see the Rondout area so invested in its
youth programs and community events. The first round of Participatory Budgeting
funds helped to institute some important youth programs in the Rondout area,
and I can’t wait to see what ideas are put forward for this year’s funds,” said
Participatory Budgeting is a process in which community
members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. For the project,
$20,000 was set aside for improvements or projects in each business district
(Uptown, Midtown and Downtown), for a total investment of $60,000. These funds
were generated by revenue received from off-street parking fees.
Questions about the application can be addressed to the
Office of Economic and Community Development, Brenna Robinson at 845-334-3924
or Amee Peterson at 845-334-3960.
Application link: https://kingston-ny.gov/filestorage/8399/8469/8547/2020_Rondout_Youth_Program_packet.pdf