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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.

Traditional APG Program

Funding is awarded on a biennial basis unless additional funds become available. Therefore, programs funded in even years, will be renewed in odd years if meeting the program objectives.

The next competitive APG Request for Applications (RFA) will begin in late August 2021 with funds awarded effective January 2022. 

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.


2021 Agency Partner Grant (APG) Funding Opportunities

Current Grant Initiative for Public Libraries Only

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 $50,000 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.  The need for technological resources has become increasingly more urgent given the coronavirus pandemic.

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

Traditional APG Grant Program

Applications for the 2022 APG program, if funds are made available, will be released in August/September 2021 and will be due in October 2021.   The below application materials are here for information purposes only.

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)

If you have questions, please email us or call 845-486-3600.