County Initiative Program (CIP) Arts, History & Tourism Grants

The Schenectady County Legislature has dedicated arts and tourism funds to be distributed to local organizations in support of activities in the performing, literary and visual arts and/or historic preservation or that promote County tourism. The projects supported by the CIP grant funding provide significant benefit to Schenectady County residents and visitors, and enhances Schenectady County’s visibility and quality of life.
 



The 2017-2018 Grant Application is now available.

Organizations serving the Schenectady County community may apply.  Potential applicants should be aware of the following guidelines:

  • Proposed projects must take place between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, allowing the County to offer year-round support to worthy organizations.
  • The application deadline is February 13, 2017.
  • Additional consideration will be given to those organizations who demonstrate collaboration with other Schenectady County nonprofit organizations to complete the project.
  • Additional consideration will be given to projects that are proposed as part of an existing or proposed Schenectady County Special Event.

Application Guidelines
2017-2018 Application (MSWord)
2017-2018 Application (Fillable PDF)

 


Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Grant Awardees:

      

Organization

Project

Award

1

440 State Street Inc.

Kids Art Festival

$2,200

2

A Place for Jazz Ltd.

Annual Concert Series

$500

3

City of Schenectady

Jazz on Jay

$2,150

4

DSIC

Downtown City Hall-iday

$2,500

5

Duanesburg Education Foundation

Duanesburg Youth Jazz Band

$2,500

6

Empire State Youth Orchestra

ESYO CHIME Program

$1,000

7

Freedom Park Foundation

Summer Concert Series

$3,000

8

Goose Hill Neighborhood Association/B&G Clubs

Steinmetz Park Family Fun Day

$1,250

9

Hamilton Hill Arts Center

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

$2,200

10

Living Resources Foundation

Third Capital Capabilities Event

$750

11

miSci

Science Festival of the Capital Region

$2,500

12

Musicians of Ma'alwyck

Free Previews and Subscription Concerts

$1,000

13

NY Folklore Society

Folk Art Exhibitions and Programs

$1,000

14

Octavo Singers

Performance of The Season

$600

15

SCCC Foundation

Two Concert Jazz Repertoire Series

$500

16

Schenectady County Chamber

2016 Holiday Parade

$2,000

17

Sch’dy County Historical Society

Canal Fest & Fall Foliage Festival

$3,000

18

Schenectady Greenmarket

Greenmarket Music Series

$1,500

19

Schenectady JCC

2016-17 Jewish Film Festival

$1,000

20

Schenectady Musical Union

A Season of Music 2016

$1,500

21

Sch’dy Symphony Orchestra

83rd Concert Series & Beat Beethoven 5K Run

$1,500

22

Sch’dy Theater for Children

Four Performance "Great Minds" Series

$600

23

Schenectady YMCA

Stockadathon Historic Walking Tour

$1,200

24

SG Children's Traveling Museum

Schenectady County Special Events

$3,000

25

St. Anthony's Church

Little Italy Street Festival

$1,000

26

Stockade Association

Stockade Audio and Multimedia Tour

$1,000

27

Sunnyview Hospital Foundation

Art for the View Exhibition

$500

28

Town of Niskayuna

Thursday Night Concerts at Town Hall

$1,050

29

Town of Rotterdam

Summer Concert Program

$1,500

30

Upper Union Street BID

Strawberry Fest & Harvest Fest

$1,000

 

Contact

Joe McQueen
Director of Public Communications

620 State Street, 6th Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 388-4772

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