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September 20, 2018

Fulton Block Challenge Pre-Application Deadline Extended to April 14


FULTON, NY – Block Builders fundraising has been so successful that the deadline for Pre-Applications is being extended to Friday, April 14, 2017 to accommodate more blocks wishing to participate.

The Fulton Block Builders (FBB) made the determination to extend the due date for the Pre-Applications to Friday April 14th.

We have decided to do this for two reasons: first and foremost, this is because of the enormously successful Fundraising Campaign. Since the money is available, the FBB Committees would like to see as many blocks as possible participating.

The second reason for the extension is because March gave us two weekends of adverse weather that made it difficult for people to get out and talk to their neighbors.

Even though the deadline is being extended we are STRONGLY encouraging blocks to turn in their Pre-Applications as soon as possible so that the Ambassadors can begin helping each block with their Final Application.

City residents who would like to participate in the program need to form a neighborhood group with a minimum of 50% of the property owners in their vicinity. The group can include homeowners or landlords.

Once formed, just sign the simple pre-application form and submit it as a group.

The matching grant funding will cover expenses for exterior property improvements to groups of homeowners in a single block, throughout the city of Fulton.

Aside from matching grant funding, participating homeowners have access to discounts by using the historical paint colors and from sponsoring hardware & garden centers.

Each participating property owner in a Challenge Block is eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar match on exterior improvements (visible from the street) up to $1,000. If $500 is spent, a $250 match will be made. If $2,000 or more is spent the match will be $1,000 (minus taxes.)

There is no “catch,” there is no income requirement, there is no payback!

Each block simply needs to organize, sign you name to a pre-application, talk and plan with your neighbors and get ready to start making improvements this spring and summer.

All work must be completed by October 31, 2017 to qualify for the matching funds.

IMPORTANT DATES REGARDING 2017 Fulton Block Builders:

Friday April 14 – Pre-applications are due

Monday May 1 – Final applications are due

By Monday May 15th – FBB grant awardees announced

Pre-applications for the 2017 program can be found here: https://www.fultonblockbuilders.com/apply/

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