POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Govt Marc Molinaro introduced the newest spherical of ‘Study, Play Create’ grant awards on Wednesday, totaling $279,800, to fund 16 tasks to native non-profit organizations that immediately profit kids 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 via 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 had 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 over the past 20 months, and Dutchess County is proud to supply Study, Play, Create as a manner to assist our youngsters get again a few of what the pandemic stole from them. The investments we make in our youngsters at present not solely assist them overcome current losses, however guarantee their growth continues, serving to them develop into profitable younger adults. Collectively, Dutchess County will proceed making an actual impression 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 Youngsters awards ($279,800 Whole)
- Beacon Performing Arts Middle, (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
Father or mother Outreach and Engagement – Buy supplies for our father or mother outreach and engagement work throughout Dutchess County, together with neighborhood pop-ups, participation in present occasions and workshops hosted within the Metropolis of Poughkeepsie.
- Neighborhood Kids’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; change make-up and hair merchandise; hire venue for youth expertise showcase and occasion publicity.
- Council on Habit Prevention and Schooling of Dutchess County, (City of Fishkill) $20,000
Youth Well being Initiative – Present cost-free working sneakers, winter and summer time attire and coaching gear, race registration and transportation for occasions; implement a dietary program via a registered dietician for all pupil individuals.
- 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 Middle, Inc., (Millerton) $17,900
Horseback Using Tools – Buy a raise, specialised saddles/helps and an all-season mechanical horse to accommodate youth, together with younger kids and people who lack the required stability and core power to mount or journey with out helps.
- Hyde Park Little League, (Hyde Park) $20,000
Pavilion Improve/Substitute – Pay building group to buy provides and change pavilion at league’s Creek Street discipline complicated.
- Jaybots 16700 Robotics Staff Booster Membership, (East Fishkill) $20,000
Dutchess County FIRST Robotics STEM Workshop Collection – Host free or reduced-cost science, know-how, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) pop-up occasions over the subsequent 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 Youngsters– 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, know-how 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 using security; workers to assist match helmets, mount the horses and lead them safely; publicize occasions.
- The Stissing Middle, (Pine Plains) $20,000
Pupil 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
Reasonably priced, Secure and Enriching Baseball for Youngsters – 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 youngsters to assist them rebound from all they misplaced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These Study, Play, Create grant awards will present numerous youngsters all through our county with the alternatives they should proceed to flourish.”
Funding is offered 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 applying interval for the Study, Play, Create: Supporting Our Youngsters grant program is ongoing on a first-come, first-served foundation, primarily based on eligibility; application instructions and guidance are available online. All purposes will likely be reviewed for eligibility by the Division of Planning and Growth with ultimate funding approval made by the County Govt. Purposes proceed to be reviewed as they’re acquired, and extra awards will likely be introduced within the coming weeks.
College districts, non-public and spiritual faculties, together with school-affiliated golf equipment and/or packages, in addition to municipal-funded/sponsored departments or golf equipment should not eligible to use, since college districts, non-public and spiritual faculties, and municipalities are eligible to obtain American Rescue Plan funds.