FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2022
City of Kingston to Partner with RUPCO for Broadway Revitalization Grant
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is partnering with RUPCO to apply for a New York Main Street grant to revitalize the Broadway business corridor.
The City of Kingston and RUPCO are seeking Broadway property owners (from the I-587 roundabout to the Rondout Creek) to participate in the New York Main Street grant application process. The New York Main Street grant would support business creation/retention and housing along Broadway and can contribute to the landscape amenities of the future square at the Broadway and Grand intersection that is currently under design.
The New York Main Street program is administered by the NYS Office of Homes and Community Renewal under the direction of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation. If awarded, the funding would assist Broadway property owners in renovating exterior facades and storefronts or interior renovations for commercial and residential housing units. As the Local Program Administrator, RUPCO would help property owners navigate the process and access the reimbursement funding.
“If awarded, this grant will support businesses along the Broadway corridor who need assistance in making repairs and renovations to their properties,” said Mayor Noble. “We encourage business and property owners to reach out to our partner RUPCO and be a part of continued efforts to revitalize Broadway.”
“We are pleased to partner with the City of Kingston to apply for this grant which would help property owners access reimbursement for 75% of eligible project costs, and perhaps more if other funding sources can be identified,” said Kristen Wilson, RUPCO's Assistant Vice President of Community Development.
For the initial New York Main Street grant application, RUPCO will collaborate with participating Broadway property owners to identify the project scope and budget that will fit the grant guidelines and support the application. Participating in the grant application partnership does not guarantee funding. The application is due on July 29, 2022, with grant awards to be announced in December 2022. Funding would be available in 2023.
To find out more, contact Kristen Wilson, Assistant Vice President of Community Development, at 845-331-2140 or [email protected].
RUPCO creates homes, supports people, and improves communities across a broad spectrum of community development solutions, including housing, historic preservation, and neighborhood revitalization in the Hudson Valley. RUPCO creates and maintains quality, sustainable housing and rental opportunities, inspires understanding and acceptance of affordable housing initiatives, and champions pathways to opportunity. For more information, visit www.rupco.org.