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Agency Partner Grant Program

Planning and Development
Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner



Program Overview


The Agency Partner Grant (APG) Program awards funding to non-profit agencies based on their ability to demonstrate they are able to fill a gap where an existing community need exists.  The needs for this grant program were established by taking into consideration conditions that limits individuals from achieving their fullest social, economic, or health related potential, with input from participating members of the Dutchess County Coalition of Nonprofits, the Health and Human Services Cabinet, and other community stakeholders.  The needs have evolved since the inception of the grant program and are reviewed annually, with input from the aforementioned stakeholders.


Eligible Activities & APG Needs

Activities must demonstrate the ability to fulfill one of the below needs. Please review the complete description of APG needs (.pdf).

  • Anti-Bullying Awareness & Education
  • At-Risk Children & Youth Programs
  • Drug Addiction & Mental Health Prevention & Education
  • Elder Abuse Awareness & Education
  • Financial Education
  • Greenway Compact & Smart Land Use Policy Development
  • Home-Based Intervention Programs
  • Literacy Assistance Support
  • Nutrition Assistance & Physical Health Education
  • Parent Support
  • Poverty & Homeless Assistance
  • Senior Transportation
  • Workforce Development (Adults)
  • Workforce Development (Youth & Young Adults)


 2018 Program Information   


Note:  The application should be compatible with Adobe Acrobat Version 7 and above.  To download the current version of Acrobat please visit


If you have any problems accessing the application materials, please contact the Planning Department at (845) 486-3600.


August 1, 2017

APG Application Released

August 3, 2017


Application Workshop at 2:00 p.m., at the Dept. of Emergency Response, 392 Creek Rd., Poughkeepsie.  Please register for this workshop. 

August 25, 2017





Overview of your activity and a copy of your current insurance documentation (Acord form) is due, if you are seeking consideration for a variance in the $5 million excess liability insurance requirement.  This is optional, but highly recommended, as it will allow you to consider insurance expenses when preparing your budget.  The Director of Risk Management will review your activity’s overview and make a determination regarding insurance requirements, by September 8th.

September 22, 2017

Applications Due by Noon (12:00 p.m.)  The application materials must be sent as an attachment to the email.  *Please note, the County cannot accept zip files, therefore, the files must be attached individually.

October - November 2017

Application Review

December 2017

County Executive Announcement of Awards

January 1, 2018

Start of the 2018 Program Year



Reference Materials

If awarded funding, your agency will need to submit the following on a quarterly basis:

Payment Request, Progress Report, and Organization Summary (.xls)* (NOTE: Forms are located on separate tabs) *You are required to complete the Organization Summary only if your Organization is funded for more than one program by the Agency Partner Grant program.

Here are some helpful examples of supporting documents you will be asked to submit along with the quarterly forms listed above:


2018 Program

2017 Program

2016 Program

2015–16 Program

2014–15 Program

2013–2014 Program


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