Ulster awards $1.5 million to non-profits

Posted 8/10/22

Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced this week that 50 local non-profit organizations have been selected for awards of up to $50,000 through The Non-Profit Recovery and Resilience Grant …

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Ulster awards $1.5 million to non-profits


Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan announced this week that 50 local non-profit organizations have been selected for awards of up to $50,000 through The Non-Profit Recovery and Resilience Grant program. A total of $1,499,933.87 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are being allocated to provide direct support to essential non-profits and veterans’ service organizations who serve vulnerable populations as they recover from the COVID-19 public health crisis.

“We’re investing our federal dollars in direct support to our essential non-profits, who stepped into new roles when the pandemic created new needs in our community,” Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said. “The COVID-19 public health crisis highlighted gaps in equity and access, and our ARPA funds are being used to support those organizations who work with people who were hardest hit.”

“I’ve focused my professional career on the non-profit sector because I know the important role that our arts organizations, environmental groups, libraries, VFWs and churches play in our community. These organizations have taken on extra burdens throughout the pandemic, and I’m proud that we’re using our ARPA funds to make it possible for them to continue their critical work,” Ulster County Legislator and Chair of the American Rescue Plan Act Special Committee Peter Criswell said.

“We’ve seen through the pandemic how important healthy outlets are for our young people. As an active volunteer member and coach for youth sports organizations, I’ve seen first hand the positive impact non-profit organizations can have on our youth. We need to ensure that those organizations who provide these services can maintain normal functioning and even thrive, and this ARPA funding will do exactly that,” Ulster County Legislator and Deputy Chair of the American Rescue Plan Act Special Committee Thomas Corcoran Jr said.

“We would like to thank County Executive Ryan, the Legislature and the committee for selecting New Paltz Rescue Squad for the Non-Profit Recovery and Resilience grant. NPRS is a not for profit providing the highest level of pre-hospital care to New Paltz and surrounding communities,” Matthew Goodnow, Chief Executive Officer, New Paltz Rescue Squad, said. “While the COVID-19 pandemic affected all of us, first responders were stretched beyond the limit to continue providing services. We are grateful to the committee for recognizing the complexities and expenses of EMS and continuing to provide the highest level of care during a pandemic.”

On March 7, 2022, Ryan announced that $1.5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds was available to aid local non-profit and veterans’ service organizations in recovering from the COVID-19 public health crisis. Eligible 501(c)3 non-profits and 501(c)19 veterans’ service organizations had the opportunity to apply for funding to aid in offsetting the disproportionate negative economic effects and increased community needs of the pandemic. Funding was available for proposals of $5,000 or more, and less than $50,000, with no local match required.

Almost 100 organizations applied for funding, and more than half are being awarded, with priority being given to those who work with vulnerable populations and to geographical diversity.

Non-Profit Recovery and Resilience Grant Awardees:
• Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, Kingston
• Phoenicia Library, Shandaken

• The Ashokan Center, Olive Bridge
• Morton Memorial Library (Pine Hill), Shandaken
• Resource Center for Accessible Living, Kingston
• The Children’s Home of Kingston, Kingston
• Beyond the 4 Walls Outreach Program, Kingston
• Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, Marlborough
• Phillies Bridge Farm Project, New Paltz
• Clinton Avenue Methodist Church, Kingston
• Ulster County Community Action Committee, Kingston
• New Paltz Rescue Squad, New Paltz
• Ulster County Habitat for Humanity, Kingston
• Kingston Self Help Inc., DBA People’s Place, Kingston
• Wild Earth, High Falls
• Memorial United Methodist Church - Modena, Plattekill
• Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Saugerties
• Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale
• Mentor Me of Ulster County, Esopus
• Arm-of-the-Sea Productions, Saugerties
• Marlboro Free Library, Marlborough
• Mill Brook Preserve, New Paltz
• Friends of the Kingston Library, Kingston
• Brannen-VanDenBerg VFW post 8645, New Paltz
• Ars Choralis, Woodstock
• Town of Ulster Public Library, Ulster
• Circle of Friends for the Dying, Kingston
• The Rose Women’s Care Service: Community Resource Center, Inc., Marbletown
• YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County, Kingston
• Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston
• United Way of Ulster County, Kingston
• Center for Creative Education, Kingston
• Starling Productions, aka TMI Project, Kingston
• Breast Cancer Options, Kingston
• Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD), Kingston
• Performing Arts of Woodstock, Woodstock
• Unison Arts, New Paltz
• Rosendale/Tilson American Legion Post, Rosendale
• Rip Van Winkle Council, Boy Scouts of America, Kingston
• Shadowland Artists (Shadowland Stages), Warwarsing
• Stockade Works, Kingston
• Catskill Ballet Theater, Kingston
• Woodstock Symphony Orchestra, Woodstock
• Rosendale Theater Collective, Rosendale
• NYSARC, Ulster, Greene, Putnam Counties d/b/a The Arc Mid-Hudson, Kingston
• Ulster Community College Foundation, Marbletown
• Lamouree-Hackett American Legion Post, Saugerties
• Southern Ulster Performing Arts Company, Marlborough
• DENIZEN Theatre, New Paltz
• Pine Hill Community Center, Shandaken