Monday, July 10, 2017



Poughkeepsie council approves Consolidated Funding Applications

POUGHKEEPSIE – The nine projects seeking state funding under the Consolidated Funding Applications in Poughkeepsie have received the stamp of approval by the city common council. They will now be submitted to the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council for their funding consideration.

The nine projects vying for state money include:

  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center Patient Pavilion: Phase three.
  • Family Services, Inc.’s application to the New York Main Street Anchor Program for the renovation to the theater and gymnasium.
  • Barrett Arts Center Workforce Development to the New York State Council on the Arts Workforce Development to expand staff in order to increase community programming.
  • Mid-Hudson Heritage Center to the New York State Council on the Arts to hire an executive director to oversee the Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, Art Centro, Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Studio and Glebe House arts and community projects.
  • SPARK/MSL Arts Youth Workforce Development Program to the New York State Council on the Arts Workforce Development to expand media training of students and development of media projects for non-profit foundations and local businesses in Dutchess County with a focus on the Poughkeepsie area.
  • Hudson River Housing to the Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation to restore the façades of several historic properties in downtown Poughkeepsie concentrating on Mill Street between Garden and Catherine streets.
  • Barrett Arts Center to the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Places to restore the historic slate roof on their gallery.
  • Vassar-Warner House to Empire State Development to improve common areas for residents and renovate the Corbally House to add administrative offices and two new units.
  • City of Poughkeepsie to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Climate Change Communities for update to the city’s comprehensive plan integrating findings and recommendations of recent planning efforts while focusing on neighborhoods outside of the waterfront and central business district.

The CFA applications are due by July 28.


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