POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Govt Marc Molinaro introduced the newest spherical of ‘Study, Play Create’ grant awards on Wednesday, totaling $279,800, to fund 16 initiatives to native non-profit organizations that straight profit youngsters and households.
Introduced in June as a part of “Dutchess Invests,” the County Govt’s initiative to direct $57 million in one-time funding allotted to Dutchess County by way of the Federal Authorities’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) to areas the group has acknowledged as priorities, the Learn, Play, Create grant program offers $3 million in one-time grants to native non-profit youth organizations within the classes of expanded studying – arts, libraries, and athletics – that have been disadvantaged of a 12 months of fundraising or participation because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Molinaro stated “Our youngsters have missed out on a lot during the last 20 months, and Dutchess County is proud to supply Study, Play, Create as a manner to assist our children get again a few of what the pandemic stole from them. The investments we make in our children as we speak not solely assist them overcome latest losses, however guarantee their improvement continues, serving to them develop into profitable younger adults. Collectively, Dutchess County will proceed making an actual influence in our youngsters’s lives and put money into our future. I encourage youth organizations and libraries impacted by the pandemic to use.”
Study, Play, Create: Supporting Our Children awards ($279,800 Whole)
- Beacon Performing Arts Heart, (Beacon) $15,000
Units and Props for Musical Productions – Buy provides and supplies for the development of units and props.
- Beacon Soccer Membership, (Beacon) $20,000
Uniforms and Concession Stand – Buy uniforms and leisure soccer tools to registration prices; improve and restore concession stand.
- DAY ONE Early Studying Neighborhood, Inc., (Metropolis of Poughkeepsie) $5,000
Mum or dad Outreach and Engagement – Buy supplies for our dad or mum outreach and engagement work throughout Dutchess County, together with neighborhood pop-ups, participation in current occasions and workshops hosted within the Metropolis of Poughkeepsie.
- Neighborhood Youngsters’s Theater of Dutchess County, (City of Poughkeepsie) $12,000
Expertise Showcase – Buy a soundboard, 16 microphones, two audio system, a highlight, a trailer for storing and transporting provides; substitute make-up and hair merchandise; lease venue for youth expertise showcase and occasion publicity.
- Council on Habit Prevention and Training of Dutchess County, (City of Fishkill) $20,000
Youth Well being Initiative – Present cost-free operating sneakers, winter and summer time attire and coaching gear, race registration and transportation for occasions; implement a dietary program by way of a registered dietician for all scholar members.
- Edge Athletic Membership, Inc., (City of Poughkeepsie) $16,000
Tools and uniforms – Buy one or two capturing machines, uniforms, T-shirts and different tools.
- Hope Rising Farm Therapeutic Using Heart, Inc., (Millerton) $17,900
Horseback Using Tools – Buy a elevate, specialised saddles/helps and an all-season mechanical horse to accommodate youth, together with younger youngsters and those that lack the required steadiness and core energy to mount or journey with out helps.
- Hyde Park Little League, (Hyde Park) $20,000
Pavilion Improve/Alternative – Pay building group to buy provides and substitute pavilion at league’s Creek Street area advanced.
- Jaybots 16700 Robotics Workforce Booster Membership, (East Fishkill) $20,000
Dutchess County FIRST Robotics STEM Workshop Collection – Host free or reduced-cost science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) pop-up occasions over the following 12 months for native For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Know-how (FIRST) Robotics groups and younger individuals; uniform and tools subsidies for Jaybots staff for upcoming FIRST Tech Problem competitions and tournaments.
- LaGrange Soccer League, (LaGrange) $10,000
Uniforms 4 Children– Offset uniform and tools prices for the league’s intramural and particular wants program.
- Venture Oath, Inc., (Hyde Park) $10,000
I.N.V.A.D.E. – Pop-up occasion.
- Staatsburg Library, (Hyde Park) $50,000
Library on the Go – Buy sports activities tools, provides, expertise and computer systems, WiFi hotspots, e-books and e-resources, membership passes to native arts and cultural organizations, and programming bills.
- The Southlands Basis, (Rhinebeck) $3,900
Sunday Pop-Up Days– Buy helmets for driving security; workers to assist match helmets, mount the horses and lead them safely; publicize occasions.
- The Stissing Heart, (Pine Plains) $20,000
Scholar Theatre at TSC – Buy room-darkening curtains and lighting system to supply Pine Plains college students an genuine theatre expertise, in collaboration with Stissing Theatre Guild.
- City of Poughkeepsie Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball League, (City of Poughkeepsie) $20,000
Inexpensive, Secure and Enriching Baseball for Children – Discounted charges; buy backstop nets to forestall balls from leaving the sphere into spectator seating; renovate pitching mounds; discounted/free clinics for gamers; resurfacing of batting cages for staff and household use.
- White Pond Neighborhood and Cultural Arts Affiliation, LTD, (East Fishkill) $20,000
Stage accessibility – Buy supplies to construct an accessible ramp on the surface of the affiliation’s constructing.
Gregg Pulver, Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature, stated, “Our youngsters are our subsequent era, and Dutchess County is proud to put money into the way forward for our children to assist them rebound from all they misplaced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These Study, Play, Create grant awards will present numerous children all through our county with the alternatives they should proceed to flourish.”
Funding is obtainable in grant awards as much as $20,000 for youth-serving organizations that promote studying, artwork enrichment, and sports activities actions for particular purchases or wants, together with tools, provides or different one-time bills to assist improve program choices, in addition to make this system extra accessible for households. Libraries are eligible for purchases or wants as much as $50,000.
The appliance interval for the Study, Play, Create: Supporting Our Children grant program is ongoing on a first-come, first-served foundation, based mostly on eligibility; application instructions and guidance are available online. All purposes will probably be reviewed for eligibility by the Division of Planning and Improvement with last funding approval made by the County Govt. Functions proceed to be reviewed as they’re acquired, and extra awards will probably be introduced within the coming weeks.
College districts, personal and spiritual colleges, together with school-affiliated golf equipment and/or applications, in addition to municipal-funded/sponsored departments or golf equipment aren’t eligible to use, since college districts, personal and spiritual colleges, and municipalities are eligible to obtain American Rescue Plan funds.