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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Roosevelt Island 2016 Public Purpose Funds Community Review Process October 26 & 27 - Local Non Profit Applicants Present To RIRA Committee For Recommendations To RIOC Board

It's that time again. Allocation of Roosevelt Island Public Purpose Funds

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for local Roosevelt Island non-profit organizations. According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Grant Overview

Public Purpose funds first became available after the construction of Manhattan Park in 1989 when New York State allowed the fund to be established in lieu of the developers paying sales tax on construction materials. The RIOC Board of Directors approves the allocation of these funds yearly based upon the recommendation of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA). Not-for-profit community organizations are welcome to apply for a Public Purpose Grant by following the application process below.

Public Purpose Funds should be allocated to benefit Roosevelt Island residents, enhancing their quality of life through education, artistic and cultural enrichment, improved health or a better environment....
RIOC announced this afternoon:
Please be advised that the 2016 Public Purpose Grant Community Review Process for applicant proposed programs and projects will be conducted at the Good Shepherd Community Center, 543 Main Street,Wednesday, October 26th and Thursday October 27th. The presentations are open to the public and will be an opportunity to learn more about the programs and projects from community groups who are seeking funding. At the conclusion of each presentation, time will be reserved for questions and answers by public attendees and members of the Roosevelt Island Resident Association’s Public Purpose Grant Committee.

Below is the schedule of applicant presentations:

October 26th

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Roosevelt Island Disabled Association

8:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Carter Burden Center for the Aging

8:30 PM– 9:00 PM: Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association

9:00 PM- 9:30 PM: Roosevelt Island Seniors Association

9:30 PM- 10:00 PM: Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance

October 27th

7:30 – 8:00 pm: Life Frames

8:00 – 8:30 pm: Roosevelt Island Historical Society

8:30 – 9:00 pm: PS/IS 217 Parent Teacher Association

9:00 – 9:30 pm: Island Kids

For more information, please call our office at 212-832-4540.

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Public Purpose Funds committee will conduct the review of applications and make funding recommendations to the full RIRA Common Council and the RIOC Board. The final funding determination is made by the RIOC Board.

The Public Purpose Funds Timeline is a month behind previously announced schedule

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More information available on RIOC's Public Purpose Funding Guidelines and Procedures as well as status

of 2015-16 applicant funding distributions.

As reported last May, Governor Cuomo signed legislation introduced by NY State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and NY State Senator Jose Serrano to allow RIOC to continue its practice of distributing Public Purpose Funds to Roosevelt Island non-profit organizations following a January 2015 announcement by the NY State Authorities Budget Office discontinuing the practice.