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Naturally Lewis Announces $930,000 in Grant Funds in 2024 Program Calendar

January 15, 2024


CONTACT: Kaylee Tabolt

Economic & Tourism Development Specialist

Naturally Lewis

P: 315.376.3014 E:


Lewis County, NY – Naturally Lewis is excited to announce the second round of funding for four grant programs totaling $930,000. These grant funds are: (1) Small Things, Big Impacts Fund, (2) Community Connections Fund, (3) Building Business Fund and (4) Vacant Property Revitalization Fund. 

The Small Things, Big Impacts Fund ($26,000) will support smaller-scale projects that will make a big impact. The 2024 priority for this fund is visibility, including, but not limited to, signage, branding, packaging, murals/artwork, and mobile visibility. Applications for the Small Things, Big Impacts Fund will open on January 15th and close on March 28, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis until all funds are dispersed.

The Community Connections Fund ($60,000) will support municipalities, schools, and 501c3 non-profit organizations in projects that will strengthen ties within the community, to develop relationships, and to spur economic growth and development through the creation and enhancement of public gathering places or services. Applications for the Community Connections Fund will open on April 1, 2024 and close on June 13, 2024.

The Building Business Fund ($100,000) will support local businesses providing matching funds to invest in the “tools” to scale up and grow.  Funds can be used for literal tools (equipment/machinery) or figurative tools (business services/professional services) to assist business growth. Projects must show overall benefit to the community and promote economic development through business growth. Applications for the Building Business Fund will open on July 1, 2024 and close on September 26, 2024

The Vacant Property Revitalization Fund ($750,000) will support building owners that are looking to revitalize vacant buildings or floors into usable spaces for commercial use. Applications for the Vacant Property Revitalization Fund will open on September 30, 2024 and close on December 5, 2024.

Applications for all programs will be reviewed by the Community Economic Development Fund Committee. This committee consists of six (6) community leaders and one (1) Lewis County Development Corporation Board Member. 

Find more information about the Community Economic Development Program and each of the grant opportunities at, or by following Naturally Lewis on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn at @naturallylewis.