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September 24, 2018

Fulton Block Builders Informational Meeting Explains 2018 Block Challenge

FULTON, NY – There will be a community informational session to answer your questions about the 2018 Fulton Block Builder (FBB) application process on Wednesday January 17th at River Vista Conference Center, 810 South 1st Street, Fulton NY at 6:00 PM.

There will be a short presentation on how the program works and plenty of time to get all your questions answered.

22 distinct blocks and 127 properties participated in 2017.

2018 is sure to be another amazing year for this program and FBB wants everyone to have a chance to become involved.

Some snacks and drinks will be available, in case you must miss dinner to be there. Space is limited; 1 to 2 people only per household.

Homeowners in 2017 are seen here learning about the Fulton Block Builder program. If you are interested in learning more about this exciting new program, come to a citywide informational on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at River Vista Conference Center, 810 South 1st Street at 6:00PM.

The FBB Block Challenge is a neighborhood revitalization program that encourages groups of neighbors to collaborate on exterior improvements to their properties to build confidence in Fulton’s neighborhoods and inspire others to reinvest.

Each participating property owner in a Challenge Block is eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar match on exterior improvements up to $1,000.

Aside from matching grant funding, participating homeowners have access to discounts from sponsoring hardware stores and garden centers. There are also additional bonuses for corner properties and using the Historical Colors found on the Paint Fulton tab of the FBB website.

Tips for strong block applications will be discussed at the informational meeting and can be found on the FBB website: https://www.fultonblockbuilders.com/apply/ .

IMPORTANT DATES REGARDING 2018 Fulton Block Builders:

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – City Wide Informational will be held at River Vista
  • Friday, March 16, 2018 – Neighborhood Recruitment Forms (pre-applications) are due
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 – Final applications are due
  • Monday April 30, 2018 – Fundraising match for the Shineman grant must be raised
  • Tuesday May 1, 2018 – FBB grant awardees announced & home improvements begin
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – FBB Kick Off Event for awardees and sponsors
  • Wednesday October 31, 2018 – awardees must complete their work


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