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Schenectady County Legislature Announces County Initiative Arts Grant Program Recipients

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34 Organizations Will Receive a Total of $60,000

The Schenectady County Legislature announced 34 organizations will receive a total of $60,000 in funding through the 2022 County Initiative Program (CIP). All organizations who applied received CIP grant funding.

The Legislature created CIP grants to support local organizations’ activities in historic preservation, the performing, visual and literary arts, and programs promoting County tourism. Funding comes from the County’s hotel/motel occupancy tax. Over $585,000 in CIP grants has been awarded since 2005.

“The Legislature is happy to be able to expand our CIP grant program this year as more organizations are getting back to business as usual,” said Anthony Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “We’re proud to support local arts organizations throughout the County who host events and programs that enhance our residents’ quality of life and attract visitors from around the region.”

Projects receiving 2022 CIP grants include: Kids Art Festival, Color the Canal, Duanesburg Summer Theater Program, Glenville Oktoberfest, Schenectady Caribbean Day, DSIC’s Fall Spooktacular, Electric City Barn’s Spring Market, Freedom Park Summer Concert Series, and the Town of Rotterdam Summer Concert Series.

“We’re so excited to support over 30 local organizations this year through our CIP grants, including several new applicants,” said Schenectady County Legislator Richard Patierne, Vice-Chair of the Tourism, Arts and Special Events Committee. “These organizations are an important part of our arts community and I encourage residents and visitors to check out the unique events and projects they host throughout the year.”

For more information about the Schenectady County Initiative Arts Grant Program, including the full list of organizations receiving funding, visit