Community Improvement Grants

Broome County Government has several grants available to municipalities, not for profit organizations, school districts and economic development organizations for the purposes of enhancing our communities, supporting economic development, establishing our area as a unique destination, and overall supporting our County goals as established in our Comprehensive Plan.

Application Submittal:

Applications are due Friday, May 13th, 2022 no later than Noon.

All grant applications can be submitted to the Broome County Department of Planning via email to:

beth.lucas@broomecounty.us

If there are extenuating circumstances that may prevent you from submitting your application via email, we will work with you to make accommodations. Please contact us at the email above or 607-778-2375.


Hotel Motel (Occupancy Tax) Fund Grants

Broome collects funds through the local Occupancy Tax, accumulated by means of a tax on stays at the County’s hotels and motels. Municipalities and not for profit organizations may apply for these funds under two categories. The purpose of this fund is to support events, projects and programs that support the economic development, tourism and community improvement goals of the County and local communities.

Economic Development and Marketing Grants

Currently accepting applications - Due May 13th, 2022 at Noon

This fund supports projects anywhere in the County that can demonstrate a positive impact on the local economy and tourism. These may be projects that bring in visitors from other areas, improve community character, or support efforts to leverage private investment, among others. These are accepted on a rolling basis but will be awarded twice annually. See the Guidance document below for full details.

Small Community Fund Grants

Currently accepting applications - Due May 13th, 2022 at Noon

This fund supports small projects to enhance community character or smaller contributions that leverage other funds for larger projects. The intent of this program is to highlight the importance of our diverse communities to the local economy.


Beautification and Stewardship Grants

Community Beautification and Environmental Stewardship Mini-Grants

The Community Beautification & Environmental Stewardship Grant Program offers a range of grants based on project scope and funding availability. These are mini-grants of up to $2,500 open to communities, non-profits, and schools to encourage community beautification and environmental stewardship. Eligible project opportunities must focus on one of the following: litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, beautification, community greening- street plantings, composting, and community gardens.

Currently accepting applications - Due May 13th, 2022 at Noon


Grantee Information

Payment Requests

Projects awarded will be pending official approval by the Legislature or Board of Acquisition and Contract (as applicable). Payment will not be made until a contract is fully executed via the Broome County Law Department (or other approvals as applicable). Payment will NOT automatically be sent upon execution of an award, but must be requested through submission of the following documentation. 

Any payment request must include the following:

  • Current W-9 Tax Form (unless already established as a vendor with Broome County)
  • Backup documentation showing the costs that have been/will be paid with the grant. This can consist of invoices from a contractor/supplier you are working with, final scope/fee for services, or some other official documentation outlining costs. In the event that the awardee has already expended funds, documentation of payment should be included. Since this may vary with each project, you may contact us with any questions.

Questions regarding payment requests can be directed to the Director of Planning in the Broome County Department of Planning and Economic Development at (607) 778-2114 or beth.lucas@broomecounty.us


Resources

2013 Broome County Comprehensive Plan