SALT kicks off "quality of life" grants


The SALT Board of Directors has announced the second application process for its Community Development Fund. These projects are designed to improve the quality of life in Schoharie County.   Eligible applicants are an individual who is in need of home repairs and is nominated by another individual: a church, or a not-for-profit operating in Schoharie County; the Schoharie County Office for the Aging, Schoharie County Department of Social Services or the Schoharie County Office of Community Services. Community Development Fund projects are for home repair up to $500. Examples of home repair projects can be outside or inside home repairs, power washing, step repair/replacement, painting of property, or planting of grass. This round of funding is intended to help provide the nominated individual with the resources to complete home repairs. Stronger applications will identify groups of individuals who will help the nominated individual complete the work on their home. Dates for the application process: • May 30 - June 5– Questions submitted to by 5pm • June 28, 3pm– Grant applications due. • July 13 – Grant awards will be announced at SALT’s Garden Party. For more information, contact SALT at (518) 295-7258 or Calls will be returned at the beginning of each week. SALT’s Savor Schoharie Garden Party will be held on July 13 from 5-8 p.m. at Schoharie Valley Farms.  The event will feature Chefs Noah Sheetz and Rebecca Joyner from the Chefs’ Consortium along with hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants.  Regional food, beer and wine will also be highlighted.  Reservations can be made by going to SALT’s website at or by calling the SALT office.   A portion of the proceeds from the Savor Schoharie Garden Party will go to SALT’s Community Development Fund.  

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