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City of Poughkeepsie Reopens Application Process for Youth Activities & Opportunities Program

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced today that grant applications for the Youth Activities & Opportunities Program are being reopened following a first round of awards earlier this year.

The Youth Activities & Opportunities Program was established in 2018. The awards assist local non-profit organizations by providing funding to support clubs and leagues, other activities and educational programs.

 “This has been one of our most successful programs,” said Mayor Rolison. “These dollars go to excellent initiatives to keep our youth healthy and engaged, giving them the opportunity participate in positive activities.”

The city has allocated a total of $505,000 to the program since its inception. Among the recipients have been the City of Poughkeepsie Youth Baseball, Basketball and Football leagues;  The Art Effect; Bardavon 1869 Opera House; Barrett Art Center; The Black and Latino Coalition; Cocoon Theatre; Community Matters 2; Family Services, Inc.; Hudson River Housing; Mental Health America Dutchess County; Mid-Hudson Aquatics; Mid-Hudson Heritage Center; Mid-Hudson Civic Center Skate Program; National Black Child Development Institute; Nubian Directions II, Inc.; REAL Skills Network; Rebuilding Our Children and Community, Inc. and others.

Guidelines and COVID-19-related requirements also have been implemented by the city. To be eligible for funding, organizations must have policies and procedures in place to appropriately operate under the mandated State COVID 19 orders. Grants are available for programs running this year.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Social Development at (845) 451-4046 for further information or to discuss program eligibility. The application form can be found at http://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/commdev/