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Schenectady County Initiative Program (CIP)

What is the Schenectady County Initiative Program (CIP)?

By resolution of the Schenectady County Legislature, dedicated arts and tourism funds will be distributed to local organizations in support of activities in the performing, literary and visual arts and/or historic preservation. The projects supported by the CIP grant funding should provide significant benefit to Schenectady County residents and visitors, and should enhance Schenectady County’s visibility and quality of life.


Now Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 County Initiative Program!

Organizations serving the Schenectady County community may apply. Potential applicants should be aware of the following guidelines:

  • Proposed projects must take place between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017, allowing the County to offer year-round support to worthy organizations.
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2016.
  • Additional consideration will be given to those organizations who demonstrate collaboration with other Schenectady County nonprofit organizations to complete the project.
  • Additional consideration will be given to projects that are proposed as part of an existing or proposed Schenectady County Special Event.

Complete guidelines, the application process, and grant eligibility requirements are outlined in the 2016-2017 Schenectady County CIP Grant Application.  Any organization unable to download the application from the website may obtain an official application form by contacting (518) 388-4772 or events@schenectadycounty.com. Copies of the application are also available in the County Legislature’s Office, 6th Floor of the County Office Building, located at 620 State Street in Schenectady.

2016-2017 Application (MSWord)
2016-2017 Application (PDF)

2016-2017 CIP Grant Guidelines


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