FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2023
Mayor Noble Announces ARPA Business Promotion Grant
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the launch of the APRA Business Promotion Grant, which is now open for applications.
The ARPA Business Promotion Grant program is designed to assist in a campaign for promoting Kingston’s many attractions. With funds from the City of Kingston’s federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant, this program is intended to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency by focusing on the promotion of local small businesses, particularly public-facing and hospitality-oriented enterprises. Up to $50,000 has been allocated for this initiative.
“Our businesses are the lifeblood of Kingston. Using COVID recovery funds to assist our business community recover from the pandemic is an important use of our American Rescue Plan Act funding,” said Mayor Noble. “With this grant program, we are looking for marketing entities who can promote Kingston businesses to both locals and visitors alike and make sure our business community continues to thrive.”
Bill Reynolds, ARPA Director said, “The aim of this program is to assist local business associations in spreading the word about Kingston– not only to residents, but to those visiting and vacationing in our city. Mayor Noble wants to provide continued support to businesses, enticing people to enjoy all the exciting things Historic Kingston has to offer.”
To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate how their marketing/promotional/advertising or other efforts will promote Kingston’s businesses. Preference will be given to Kingston-based applicants. The deadline for applying is Monday, November 6, 2023. Applicants should include promotional plans, sample efforts, and budget details with their completed application.
More information at www.engagekingston.com/arpa-business-promotion.