"Learn, Play, Create" Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
Application instructions, guidance available online
Dutchess County is now accepting applications for its new Learn, Play, Create: Supporting Our Kids grant program, part of the “Dutchess Invests” initiative announced by County Executive Marc Molinaro and approved by the County Legislature earlier this month.
Application instructions and guidance are now available for nonprofit libraries, arts organizations, and sports organizations that directly serve children and families to review before preparing their applications, which will be accepted through an online application portal. Organizations which do not have a grant portal account already set up can follow the instructions on the third page of the online application instructions and guidance to create an account.
The Learn, Play, Create program provides one-time grants to local non-profit youth organizations deprived of a year of fundraising or participation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will be awarded for specific purchases or needs related to enhancing youth opportunities, such as equipment, supplies, or other one-time expenses.
Funding is available in grant awards up to $20,000 per arts or sports organization for specific purchases or needs, including equipment, supplies or other one-time expenses to help enhance program offerings, as well as make the program more accessible for families. Libraries will be eligible for purchases or needs up to $50,000.
Questions regarding the Learn, Play, Create grant process should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn, Play, Create aligns with Dutchess County’s innovative “Path to Promise” initiative, which strives to provide every child the resources needed to become successful young adults