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Agency Partner Grant Program

The Agency Partner Grant (APG) Program is a grant program for Dutchess County non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation. Funding is awarded to organizations on a competitive basis based on their ability to demonstrate they can fulfill an unmet community need.

Funding is typically awarded on a biennial basis, unless additional funds become available. We will begin soliciting applications for the next grant cycle in August. Newly funded programs will have a contract date that begins on January 1, 2020.

Organizations who wish to be notified of upcoming grant cycles can join our distribution list. If you have questions, please email us or call 845-486-3600.

2020 Agency Partner Grant (APG) Funding Opportunities

Current Grant Initiative for Public Libraries

Dutchess Reads:  Bridging the Digital Divide

Libraries offer a wide range of services and resources to community members of all ages.  The county recognizes the wide range of services provided by public libraries and the financial constraints associated with maintaining and advancing their offerings, while keeping up with demographic transformations and technological advances. As such, the Dutchess County Legislature has allocated $75,000 to promote Dutchess Reads efforts, with funding specifically aimed at bridging the digital divide and addressing technology barriers to literacy, early reading, literacy for those seeking jobs and English as a second language. 

For additional information about this grant opportunity, read the Application Instructions & Guidance 

Traditional APG Grant Program

The applications for funding for the traditional 2020 APG grant program were due in October 2019.   The 2020 instructions have been left on the website for reference purposes only.  Applications for 2021 funds, should we have funds available, will be released in August/September 2020 and will be due in October 2020.  However, this grant program is on a biennial cycle, so a 2020 Request for Applications (RFA) is not anticipated.

Application Materials:
2020 APG Application Instructions (.pdf)
2020 APG–Infrastructure Application Instructions (.pdf)
Outcome Report Template (.xlsx)
Activity Budget & Narrative (.xlsx)
Organization Budget (.xlsx)
Timeline Template (.xlsx)

Organizations who wish to be notified of upcoming grant cycles can join our distribution list.
If you have questions, please email us or call 845-486-3600.