Rockville Centre Village Hall. Image courtesy of The New York Times.

Not-for-profit groups and municipalities are invited to attend a FREE information session on Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), the signature grant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League of New York State.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 10:00 AM–12:00 PM at Rockville Centre Village Hall, 1 College Place. The League’s Manager of Technical & Grant Programs, Frances Gubler, will explain the requirements of the grants, the process of applying, and discuss some successful previous applicants.

The meeting will focus on Preserve New York grants and is co-sponsored by the Village of Rockville Centre and Preservation Long Island.  There is no cost to attend but reservations are required. Please contact the League at (518) 462-5658 x10 or visit to RSVP online.

Preserve New York and the TAG program have a total of $306,678 available in 2018. This includes $256,678 in funding from NYSCA for Preserve New York and TAG, $40,000 from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for Preserve New York projects in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and $10,000 for the TAG program from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area/Hudson River Valley Greenway for projects in the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. This amount will be disbursed over two grant rounds, Preserve New York in the spring and TAG in the fall.

Not-for-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status and units of local government are eligible to apply. Arts and cultural organizations are particularly encouraged to apply or support applications. Applicants cannot apply to Preserve New York and the New York State Council on the Arts for the same project.