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September 24, 2018

Fulton Block Builders Receive 2018 Grant, Announce Informational Meeting

FULTON, NY – The Richard S. Shineman Foundation’s largest third round grant award was given to Fulton Block Builders for its 2018 Block Challenge program.

Karen Goetz, Shineman Foundation Executive Director and Penny Halstead, Senior Administrative Assistant present Linda Eagan, Fulton Block Builder Administrative Director with the grant award announcement.

The grassroots organization in Fulton initiated a very successful 2017 Healthy Neighborhood revitalization program, modeled after the Oswego Renaissance Association’s highly successful project.

The $100,000 award is a matching grant payable in the spring of 2018 following completion of fundraising in Fulton.

The FBB Block Challenge is a neighborhood revitalization program that encourages groups of neighbors to collaborate on exterior improvements to their properties in order 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.

Tips for the pre-applications (due March 16) are available on the FBB website: https://www.fultonblockbuilders.com/apply/

There will be a community informational session to answer your questions about the 2018 Fulton Block Builder application process on January 17 at River Vista Conference Center, 810 S. First St., Fulton, at 6 p.m.

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 January 17 at River Vista Conference Center, 810 S. First St. at 6 p.m.

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. Thank you.

IMPORTANT DATES REGARDING 2018 Fulton Block Builders:

• January 17 – City Wide Informational will be held at River Vista

• January 17 – Target Areas announced and pre-Applications are available

• March 16 – Pre-applications are due

• April 18 – Final applications are due

• May 1 – FBB grant awardees announced

• May 16 – FBB Kickoff Event for awardees and sponsors


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