FULTON, NY – “Operation Oswego County Inc., has donated $2,500.00 to the Fulton Block Builders putting FBB so close to our goal we can taste it!” said Linda Eagan, FBB Administrative Director.
“Fundraising for the 2017 Grant Applications has been quite successful so we encourage any neighborhood in the city to organize and submit the pre-application by April 1st. Grants are available to owner occupied homes as well as rentals” continued Eagan.
The donation presented from OOC allows Fulton Block Builders to reach 97% of the match needed to realize the full $100,000 grant from the Shineman Foundation.
City residents who would like to participate in the program need to form a neighborhood group with 50% of the property owners on their block and have them sign the simple Pre-Application stating that they are interested in the matching grant funding and want to learn more about FBB.
Blocks can be made up of both sides of one street or of the homes within four streets.
FBB Representatives are available to help applicants through the process. Pre-applications are available on the FBB website: https://www.fultonblockbuilders.com/apply/ or call Linda Eagan at 315-529-9181.
The matching grant funding will cover expenses for exterior property improvements.
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 website at https://www.fultonblockbuilders.com/find-your-color/
Operation Oswego County’s mission is to establish and implement sound economic development strategies to enhance the economic vitality of Oswego County’s businesses, industries and citizens leading to an overall better quality of life.
“Key to our mission is the creation and retention of job opportunities, diversification and strengthening of our economic base, and developing the local economy in a planned, organized and environmentally friendly atmosphere. We think the Fulton Block Builder project fits into this mission perfectly” said Michael Treadwell, Executive Director.
IMPORTANT DATES REGARDING 2017 Fulton Block Builders:
Wednesday, March 1 – Pre-application available
Wednesday, March 1 – Target Areas announced
Saturday, April 1 – Pre-applications are due
Monday, May 1 – Final applications are due
By Monday, May 15th – FBB grant awardees announced