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County Initiative Program (CIP)

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

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Grant Awardees:

Awardee Amount
Kids Art Festival  $3,500
Albany Barn Exhibition & Pop-Up Art Events $1,500
A Place for Jazz Annual Concert Series  $1,000
Boys & Girls Club Community Fun Day & Bike Festival $1,000
C.R.E.A.T.E. Art in the Park  $1,000
2018 Holiday Parade  $2,000
Jazz on Jay  $2,000
DSIC Downtown City Hall-iday $3,000
Duanesburg Education Foundation Summer Theater Program $   500
Dudley Observatory Astonomy in the Community $1,000
ESYO CHIME Program $2,000
Freedom Park Summer Concert Series $3,000
Mohawk/Hudson Bike-Hike Trail "Color the Canal" $2,000
Woodlawn Park Family Movie Night $   500
Steinmetz Park Family Fun Day $1,250
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom $3,500
miSci Family Movie Nights $2,000
Musicians of Ma’alwyck 20th Anniversary Season $1,000
Music Haven Shakespeare in the Park $2,000
NY Folklore Society Folk Art Exhibitions & Gallery Talks $1,000
Octavo Singers "Peace Pieces" $1,000
Schenectady Pride Festival $2,000
7th Annual Kids Ice Fishing Derby at Mariaville Lake $   500
SCCC School of Music Faculty Jazz Combo $   500
Schenectady County Historical Society/Mabee Farm Festivals $4,000
Schenectady Greenmarket Music Series  $2,000
Schenectady JCC 2019-20 Jewish Film Festival $1,000
Schenectady Musical Union “A Season of Music 2019” $1,500
Schenectady Symphony 4th of July Celebration Concert at Mabee Farm $2,500
Schenectady Theater for Children Camp for Kids $   500
Schenectady Y "Take it Downtown" Outdoor Basketball Tournament $1,000
The Old African American Cemetery - A Digital Story Project $1,000
Little Italy Street Festival  $1,000
Stockade Association Audio and Multimedia Tour  $   750
Glenville Oktoberfest    $1,500
Town of Niskayuna Thursday Night Concerts $1,500
Town of Rotterdam Summer Concert Program $1,500
Upper Union Street Strawberry & Harvest Festivals $1,000
Vale Cemetery Public Tours $   500

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