Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability (Ithaca, NY)


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Community Celebrations

Description:

This grant program is designed to provide assistance to events, programs, or series of events endorsed by a municipality that are free and open to all, and are planned by community members as a benefit to the community.

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

Program Type:

Grant

Grant Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
Spring January 1 February 29
Fall June 28 August 22

Documents:

Name Notes
Community Celebrations Grant - Budget Template - Fall 2024.xlsx Budget Template
spring_2024_cc_guidelines.pdf Spring 2024 Grant Guidelines

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Housing Affordability and Supportive Infrastructure Grant Application

Description:

The Tompkins County 2024 Annual Budget includes $20,000 to support municipalities working to address the community’s housing shortage. In particular, this program is intended to:

• Increase the number of municipalities applying for state or federal funding related to housing affordability including, but not limited to, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME, and New York State Consolidated Funding Applications (CFA), and to increase the success of these applications.

• Support new development of housing whose total costs, including utility and transportation expenses, are affordable to households with a range of incomes..

• Encourage a variety of housing types that meet the diverse needs, preferences, and income levels of Tompkins County residents.

• Increase the development of housing within Tompkins County Development Focus Areas.

• Improve and maintain the affordability of existing housing.

• Create and preserve affordable housing opportunities in manufactured home parks and improve housing conditions within the parks.

• Further goals for expanding housing affordability, as defined in locally adopted plans and the Tompkins County Housing Strategy.

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

Program Type:

Grant

Grant Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
CycleA March 18 September 23

Documents:

Name Notes
Housing Afforability Sample Resolution.doc If your municipal policy requires a board resolution to apply for grant funding, feel free to use this template. If a letter of support from the supervisor/mayor is sufficient, feel free to rework the “whereas” statements into a narrative/letter.

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Municipal Parks and Trails Grant Program

Description:

The Municipal Parks and Trails Grant Program funds up to $5,000 for improvements to municipal parks and trails. Please see the grant guidelines below for detailed information about eligibility, criteria, and process.

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited and solicited applications.

Program Type:

Grant

Grant Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
2024B May 21 June 18

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Tompkins Outdoors Grant - Part 1

Description:

The Tompkins Outdoors Grant is intended to increase the capacity of organizations that enhance Tompkins County’s profile as a leading outdoor recreation destination.

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

Program Type:

Grant

Grant Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
annual January 1 January 29

Documents:

Name Notes
2024_to_guidelines.pdf 2024 Grant Guidelines

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Tompkins Outdoors Grant - Part 2

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts solicited applications only.

Organizations who meet the eligibility requirements established in the grant guidelines will be invited to apply for Tompkins Outdoors grant funding.

Tourism Advancement Grant

Description:

Tourism Advancement Grants fund projects and marketing campaigns that attract visitors to Tompkins County for overnight stays.

Application Type(s):

Grantmaker accepts unsolicited applications.

Program Type:

Grant

Grant Cycle Dates:

Cycle
name
Applications
opened
Applications
closed
Spring January 1 February 29
Fall June 28 August 22

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