Sullivan Renaissance announced a new grant that will offer substantial funding for a capital project that would have a transformational impact on a community. The Community Impact Grant Program will feature two funding opportunities; the Golden Feather and Silver Feather; ranging from $200,000 to $400,000. The Golden Feather Community Impact Grant is a $400,000 package, made possible with support from New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther. The Silver Feather Community Impact Grant is a $200,000 package made possible with support from New York State Senator Jen Metzger. Both packages include funding from Sullivan Renaissance as well as a match from the selected municipality.


“The Community Impact Grant will help municipalities implement projects that will have a tremendous impact on their communities, and Sullivan County as a whole,” said Sandra Gerry, Chair of Sullivan Renaissance. “We deeply appreciate the support offered to us by our Assemblywoman and State Senator.”


“I am happy to partner with Sullivan Renaissance and Senator Metzger on a project like this. We’ve seen firsthand the incredible impact that the Golden Feather can have on our communities,” said Assemblywoman Gunther. “I’ve carried the torch since the death of my husband, Jake, and since then, I have worked hard to bring our state tax dollars back to Sullivan County. Throughout our communities, we have seen the transformations that Sullivan Renaissance has helped make happen. I can’t wait to see what’s in store next.”


“I’m thrilled to support this incredible program created by Sullivan Renaissance, which has transformed public spaces and has helped to revitalize Sullivan communities and deepen a sense of pride among their residents," said Senator Metzger. "Collaborating on the new Silver Feather Community Impact Grant with Sandra Gerry and the Sullivan Renaissance team has been a wonderful experience thus far, and I look forward to seeing the process unfold through Spring.”


Community Impact Grant applications are due April 1; recipients will be announced at the Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference in Livingston Manor on May 9. Applications are available at sullivanrenaissance.org or by contacting Allison Capella, Community Development Program Manager at 295-2445.