FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2022
City of Kingston Grants Management Office Accepting Proposals for Restore NY Grants
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the Office of Grants Management is gathering proposal concepts for possible submission to the Empire State Development (ESD) Restore NY grant program. The Office of Grants Management will accept proposals and, as required by ESD, will submit the two strongest concepts in an initial Intent to Apply pre-screening phase.
The Restore NY grant program provides municipalities with financial assistance for the revitalization of commercial and residential properties for projects involving the demolition, deconstruction, rehabilitation and/or reconstruction of vacant, abandoned, condemned and surplus properties.
“The Restore NY grant is a great opportunity to reimagine abandoned and vacant structures, which as we have seen with projects like Energy Square and the demolition of the former Mid-City lanes, leads to neighborhood and community revitalization,” said Mayor Noble. “These grants encourage economic and community development, create new business and housing opportunities, and help reinvigorate the surrounding area. I encourage local community groups, organizations, and developers to submit your ideas!”
Once submitted by the City of Kingston, applications are scored against specific ESD guidelines and how strongly they meet the program goals to encourage commercial investment and improve the local housing stock. Priority will be given to projects in Empire Zones and Brownfield Opportunity Areas and those that leverage other state or federal redevelopment, remediation, or planning programs. Priority will be given to projects from economically distressed communities. A minimum 10% match from the organization is required.
Interested organizations should complete a short application with the following information by 12:00pm on Monday, November 28, 2022:
- Name of Development Company/Organization
- Name of Project
- Number of Properties
- Estimated Project Cost
- Brief Project Description (approximately 300 words)
Questions regarding proposal concepts can be directed to Grants Director Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank at [email protected] or 845-334-3962. The application can be found here.
For further information about the Restore NY program, please visit: https://esd.ny.gov/restore-new-york.