FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2020
Management Annual Report Released
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the
Office of Grants Management are pleased to release the department’s 2019 Annual
Report, which can be found here.
The Office of
Grants Management has had a landmark year, currently managing a portfolio of
over 60 projects that are funded by approximately $38.7 million in grant
funding with $52.8 million in anticipated total project costs. In 2019, major
grant-funded projects were completed including Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase
1 and the Cornell Street Sidewalk Project, while more than a dozen projects
progressed to the design phase in preparation of implementation.
In 2019, the
Office of Grants Management assisted in securing funding for: the
Broadway/Grand Street Intersection Improvements Project; a community mobile
stage; a chess playground in T.R. Gallo Park, and an Anti-Displacement grant.
Two WIIA grant applications resulted in $2.2 million for sewer infrastructure
improvement projects, and CFA grant applications resulted in awards for four
projects totaling $4.7 million.
staff created webpages for
every grant project and the office was able to expand capacity by hiring a new
“The Office of Grants Management has
helped to facilitate an unprecedented number of projects and are helping to
advance the City of Kingston in so many areas. From vital infrastructure like
roads, sidewalks and sewers to environmental and sustainability efforts to
recreation and quality of life, the grants team is making sure we have the
resources to keep moving Kingston in the right direction,” said Mayor Noble.
To see photos from last year’s project and
what the Office of Grants Management has in store for 2020, see the 2019
Grants Management Annual Report.
“Last year was an exciting year for our
office with the construction of new projects and laying the groundwork for more
to come,” said Kristen Wilson, Director of Grants Management. “In 2020
and 2021, residents will see the fruits of our labor take shape as Kingston’s
streetscapes and parks begin to transform.”
Wilson continues, “It’s my honor to be
part of an effective team at City Hall, and with DPW, as we implement projects
that wouldn’t be possible without grant funding. This year and beyond, we
hope to expand our ability to seek new awards that will enable us to carry out
the City’s ambitious capital plan—and to assist community groups as together we
work toward improving the quality of life in Kingston.”