North Hempstead announces beautification matching grants

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The Town of North Hempstead Business and Tourism Development Corporation Chairwoman Judi Bosworth, BTDC board members and the town’s Planning Department announced 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,” 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 Sept. 30.

If you would like to apply for the BTDC’s Downtown Beautification Program please call 516-869-7665, email: beautification@northhempsteadny.gov or log on to: www.northhempsteadny.gov/beautification.

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