02/26/13 10:15am


The City of Newburgh is initiating a sidewalk replacement program for 2013. It will be available to all City residential and commercial property owners. The City will pay 50% of the sidewalk replacement, up to $1,500 which will apply to all property owners regardless of income.

While the application only mentions concrete sidewalks, the original stone sidewalks of Newburgh have been there for decades if not more than a century, and are critical to neighborhood aesthetic. It would be a shame to see the stone sidewalks removed for concrete. Does anyone have any idea if stone sidewalk replacement would be included also?

All sidewalk replacement work is to be completed by no later than October 1, 2013, and all bills submitted for payment by no later than November 1, 2013.

2013 Sidewalk Replacement Program, Guidelines and Application (PDF)

02/14/13 8:30am

Newburgh Grants

Applications are now available for municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for funds through Preserve New York, a grant program of the Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

A total of $100,000 is available for historic structure reports, historic landscape reports and cultural resource surveys. Grants are likely to range between $3,000 and $10,000 each. The application deadline is May 1, 2013. Guidelines and further information click here.

02/07/13 10:30am

Newburgh Grants

The Preservation League of New York State, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, is pleased to announce the availability of Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) to provide support for projects that preserve New York State’s cultural and historic resources.

The grants will support professional services of architects, engineers and other design and preservation professionals working with not-for-profit groups and municipalities to preserve their arts and cultural buildings, structures and other resources. Applicants can request up to $3,000. $45,103 is available over two grant rounds in 2013.

The spring electronic submittable deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Applications may only be submitted electronically. Click here for the application.

10/02/12 10:50am

The City of Binghamton, the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier (PAST), and the Preservation League of New York State will be hosting a seminar series on the Historic Tax Credits available to commercial properties. Guest speakers will explain how to apply for Historic Tax Credits and the benefits that commercial property owners can realize with tax savings, lower project costs or being able to do higher quality restoration/renovation work. Panelists will discuss their experiences with projects and using the Historic Tax Credits.

This half-day conference will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at the Riverwalk Hotel and Conference Center in Binghamton, NY (map). The conference runs from 1:00-4:00 pm, with a networking mixer to be held afterward.  The conference is free, but reservation are required. Visit http://www.binghamtonlinked.com or call (607) 772-7161 to register.

09/13/12 9:45am

Arts in Orange is pleased to announce the availability of three separate grants to support arts and cultural projects taking place in 2013 in Orange County.  Arts Community Grants (ACG), Arts Education Grants ( AEG) and two Individual Artist Grants (IAG) are local regrant programs of Arts in Orange.  These three specific grants are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and are administered by Arts in Orange.

All applicants are encouraged to register and attend one free 90-minute grant application workshop, which will be offered throughout Orange County in September and early October 2012.  The person responsible for completing the grant application should attend. These workshops, which are free and open to the public, answer questions about the application process, review the requirements, and highlight the grants funding priorities for 2013.  Review Sessions for individual assistance is also available.  These sessions are designed for first-time applicants, as well as those who have had their grant applications turned down in the past.  The deadline for submitting the IAG application is 4pm Tuesday, October 16, 2012; the ACG application is 4pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012; AEG application is 4pm Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Reservations are required for all Application Workshops and Review Sessions prior to the scheduled date.  Please call the Arts in Orange office at 845.956.0005 or email Suzanne Schubert, Executive Director, at info@artsinorange.org to reserve a space. We hope you will help us share this information with the community. Workshop locations and dates are as follows:

Arts Community Grants Application Workshop Dates and Locations Information

1. Thursday, September 20, 10:00am
Middletown Thrall Library 11-19 Depot Street, Middletown

2. Saturday, September 22, 2012, 11:00 am
Newburgh Library, 124 Grand Street

3.   Tuesday, September 25, 2012,  5 pm
Wallkill River School, 232 Ward Street (Rt 17K) Montgomery

4.   Wednesday, September 26, 2012,  6:30pm
Greenwood Lake Public Library, 79 Waterstone Rd, Greenwood Lake


Arts Education Grant Workshop Dates and Locations

1.    Thursday, September 6, 2012,  5pm
UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis

2.    Tuesday, September 11, 2012,  5pm
Wallkill River School, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery

3.    Thursday, September 20, 2012,  10am
Middletown Thrall Library, 11-19 Depot St, Middletown


Individual Artists Grant Workshop Dates and Locations

1.    Thursday, September 13, 2012,  4pm
UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis

2.    Saturday, September 18, 2012, 4pm
Newburgh Library, 124 Grand Street

3.    Tuesday, October 2, 2012,  5pm
Wallkill River School, 232 Ward Street, Montgomery


08/07/12 7:15am

If anyone is interested in writing a non-fiction book about Newburgh, this grant may be of interest to you.

Application Deadline – September 1, 2012

The Furthermore program is concerned with nonfiction book publishing about the city; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues of the day. Their grants apply to writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and printing and binding.

They look for work that appeals to an informed general audience; gives evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer. Book proposals to which a university press or trade publisher is already committed and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred. In geographical reach they are drawn – but in no way limited – to New York City and to New York State and its Hudson Valley.

Furthermore applicants must be 501(c)3 organizations. They have included civic and academic institutions, museums, independent and university presses, and professional societies. Trade publishers and public agencies may apply for Furthermore grants in partnership with an eligible nonprofit project sponsor. Applications from individuals cannot be accepted. Grants from $500 to roughly $15,000 are awarded in spring and fall with March 1 and September 1 deadlines.
For more information, visit www.furthermore.org.