FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2019
MEDIA CONTACTS: Carole Trottere, Rebecca Cheng,and Matt Leonenko | (516) 869-7794
Town’s BTDC Announces 2019 Downtown Beautification Matching Grant Program
North Hempstead, NY – Town of North Hempstead Business and Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Chairwoman Judi Bosworth, BTDC board members and the Town’s Planning Department announced today that the BTDC will once again be offering matching fund grant opportunities to not-for-profit organizations and business improvement districts to beautify their downtowns.
The Downtown Beautification Program, is designed to assist the Town’s chambers of commerce and civic associations in the revitalization of commercial and mixed use downtown districts. The program will make available matching fund grants of up to $10,000, per Councilmatic District, for eligible downtown beautification projects. Funds may be utilized for streetscape improvements such as tree planters and other landscaping, as well as street furniture, trash receptacles and signage.
“We encourage not-for-profit organizations and business improvement districts to take advantage of this program. It is designed to utilize your ideas to benefit our local communities,” Chairwoman Bosworth said. “In years past we have awarded over $34,000 in grants for a wide variety of downtown projects."
Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations (including but not limited to civic associations chambers of commerce and local development corporations) and business improvement districts. Eligible applicants must develop a detailed plan that must be submitted as part of the application process. Application deadline is September 30, 2019.
If you would like to apply for the BTDC’s Downtown Beautification Program please call 516-869-7665, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to: www.northhempsteadny.gov/beautification.