The Preservation League of NYS and their program partners at the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation have announced the recipients of their 2022 Preserve New York grants.
At its 2022 meeting, an independent grant panel selected 22 applicants in 18 counties to receive support totaling $235,920. Each grant supports important arts and cultural initiatives, as well as economic development related to our state’s arts and cultural heritage.
“The projects funded by Preserve New York exemplify the excellent preservation planning work being done throughout our state,” said Katie Eggers Comeau, Vice President for Policy and Preservation at the Preservation League.
Many of these grants will lead to historic district designation or expansion, telling the stories of communities throughout the state and allowing property owners to take advantage of the New York State and Federal Historic Tax Credits. This is even more valuable now, with the NYS Commercial Historic Tax Credit recently expanded for small projects, granting property owners a 30% credit. With the announcement of the 2022 awards, support provided by Preserve New York since its launch in 1993 totals more than $3.5 million to 510 projects statewide.
2022 PNY Grant Recipients:
Albany County: Heldeberg Workshop – $8,000 | Cattaraugus County: Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater, Ltd.- $8,400 | Chautauqua County: Village of Lakewood – $13,440 | Clinton County: County of Clinton – $12,000 and Town of Schuyler Falls – $4,400 | Columbia County: Philmont Beautification Inc. – $14,000 | Dutchess County: Cunneen-Hackett Cultural Center – $13,320 and Town of Clinton Historical Society – $17,000 | Erie County: Buffalo Lighthouse Assn. – $14,000 and Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes, Inc. – $14,000 | Herkimer County: Village of West Winfield – $19,375 | Kings County: Prospect Lefferts Gardens Heritage Council Inc. – $7,423 | Monroe County: The Landmark Society of Western New York – $9,560 | Nassau County: Town of North Hempstead – $9,600 | New York County: Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation – $12,000 and Landmark West! – $3,402 | Onondaga County: Erie Canal Museum – $8,000 | Orleans County: Cobblestone Society and Museum – $8,000 | Schenectady County: Schenectady County Historical Society – $13,000 | Suffolk County: Southampton History Museum – $8,440 | Ulster County: Town of Marlborough – $10,000 | Washington County: Friends of Camp Little Notch – $8,560
The Preserve New York program is a regrant partnership between the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League, made possible with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation provided additional funds to support nonprofit projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
For more information about the Preservation League of New York State visit their website.