Downtowns are an important part of sustainable growth in Suffolk County and help to define our communities and quality of life. The Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Panel was created to advise the County on issues affecting the resurgence and economic viability of our downtowns and business districts. The Panel recommended the creation of a funding program – the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program − to help towns, villages and community organizations expand their efforts to enhance their downtowns, attract visitors and shoppers into the area, and thereby stimulate economic activity in these important centers. The Downtown Revitalization Panel aims to:
- Administer the competitive Downtown Revitalization Grant Program and to make recommendations for funding to the Suffolk County Legislature.
- Facilitate dialogue and to share best practices on issues that affect the viability, safety and economic stability of the downtown areas.
- To hear and learn from speakers on issues that affect the viability of the business community such as financing, energy, business planning and marketing.
Since its inception, the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program has funded projects such as streetlights, sidewalks, public restrooms, off-street parking lots and renovating alleyways which lead from parking areas to the main street.
For more information on these funded projects, please visit the Downtown Revitalization Grant Portal which maps the geographic scope of past grant awards across Suffolk County.
Applications and Instructions
Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Citizens Advisory Panel are pleased to announce the availability of the Downtown Revitalization 2021 Round (Round 19) Grant Applications.
Applications are due by 4:30pm on Friday, June 18, 2021.
The 2021 Round (Round 19) application and instructions are available to applicants by clicking on these links:
Downtown Revitalization 2021 Round (Round 19) Grant APPLICATION (fillable form must be downloaded)
Downtown Revitalization 2021 Round (Round 19) Grant GUIDELINES
Downtown Revitalization Citizens Advisory Panel Meetings
2021 Meeting Schedule
Note: Meetings begin at 12:00pm and are held via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please contact Suffolk Economic Development & Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org
||Regular Meeting – Downtown Tour (if possible)
||Regular Meeting: Last Meeting Before Applications Due
||DTR Application Review/Discussion
||DTR Application Review/Discussion/Funding Recommendations
||DTR Applications Review/Discussion/Funding Recommendations (if necessary)
||Downtown Tour – TBD
||Regular Meeting (if necessary)
||Regular Meeting (if necessary)
Citizens Advisory Panel
|Citizens Advisory Panel
|Jonathan Keyes, Director of Downtown and Transit-Oriented Development
||SC County Executive
|Matthew Kapell, Suffolk County Landbank
||SC Planning Director
|Steven Shauger, Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association
||Leg. Albert Krupski
|Meagan Zegarelli, Legislative Aide to Southampton Town Council
||Leg. Bridget Fleming
|Jon Siebert, Friends of Shirley and the Mastics
||Leg. Rudolph Sunderman
|Robert L. Martinez, Legislative District # 4
||Leg. Nick Caracappa
|Jane Taylor, Executive Director, Three Village Chamber of Commerce
||Leg. Kara Hahn
|Dr. Charles Bevington
||Leg. Sarah Anker
|Dennis Smith, Patchogue Business Improvement District
||Leg. Robert Calarco
|Rick Ammirati, President, Holbrook Chamber of Commerce
||Leg. Anthony Piccirillo
|Florence Joyner, Opportunities Industrialization Center of Suffolk, Inc.
||Leg. Samuel Gonzalez
|Robert Moses Kuri, Town of Islip – Community Development Agency
||Leg. Tom Cilmi
|Doris Kennedy, Islip Chamber of Commerce
||Leg. Steven Flotteron
|Gina Coletti, Nesconset Chamber of Commerce
||Leg. Leslie Kennedy
|Charles Gardner, Executive Vice President, LI Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Assoc.; Vice President Kings Park Chamber of Commerce
||Leg. Robert Trotta
|Jo Ann Boettcher, Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce
||Leg. Kevin McCaffrey
|John Di Liberto, Amityville Chamber of Commerce & Historical Society
||Leg. Jason Richberg
||Leg. Susan Berland
|Jennifer Casey, Huntington Economic Development Corporation
||Leg. Tom Donnelly
||Leg. William Spencer