Monday, May 14, 2018



Plans and Progress awards presented in Sullivan County

MONTICELLO – A total of 11 projects in Sullivan County will receive funding through the county’s Plans & Progress Small Grant Program.         

“More than $61,000 will be distributed, leveraging over a half a million dollars in total project costs,” said County Legislator Alan Sorensen, chairman of the Planning Committee. “This will positively impact many worthy initiatives in every part of the county.”

Awards include:

  • $6,000 to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to conduct archaeological exploration and identification of historic elements at the 1969 Woodstock Festival Site in Bethel.
  • $7,784 to the Town of Bethel for signage and equipment for the Town Dog Park at the Forest Reserve at Smallwood, as well as for the design and printing of a new Bethel visitors’ map.
  • $2,800 to NACL Theatre in Highland Lake to purchase instruments, props, and costumes for their Small Miracles performance series.
  • $2,850 to the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor to repair the gift shop porch and improve the exterior through plantings and painting.
  • $10,000 to the Western Sullivan Public Library to repair and repoint the masonry walls of the historic Callicoon branch building.
  • $5,877 to the Town of Liberty to purchase and install 7 fitness stations at Hanofee Park and to print a new Town brochure, focusing on parks and recreational opportunities.
  • $4,000 to Sullivan County Head Start to improve the exterior of their Woodbourne headquarters, including façade improvements, stair and walkway repairs, and bench installation.
  • $6,000 to New Hope Community to purchase a track chair that will enable those with disabilities to participate in farming at their Hope Farm in Loch Sheldrake.
  • $6,000 to Catskill Regional Medical Center to hire a landscape architect to complete construction and design plans for the Woodland Wildlings Trail and Garden project at the Harris campus.
  • $10,000 to the Sullivan Alliance for Sustainable Development to begin construction of a community garden at Evergreen Housing Complex in Monticello.

Funding is still available through the Plans & Progress program. Applications for the second round are due by 4 p.m. on June 1. The grant guidelines and application form are available at the Division of Planning & Community Development page on the Sullivan County website,, under “Technical Assistance & Funding Opportunities.”



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