Apply For A Grant

How do I Apply?

  1. Recruit neighbors to participate in the Challenge with you.

  2. Fill out the pre-application and submit to the Fulton Block Builders. (Pre-application form)

  3. Meet with the Community Ambassador. Your cluster will get an assessment of your block, ideas for neighborhood activities, and application assistance.

  4. Fill out and turn in the final application. (Below) Your cluster will have to outline the scope of work at each house, how you propose to complete the work, other resources you can provide, and how you plan to develop and sustain a neighborhood identity.

  5. Read our tips for a competitive grant application. (Below)

Click on the links below to download:

Pre-application form

Neighbor block challenge sample letter

Tips for making you application more competitive

Final Application

Key Dates:

  • City Informational Meeting at River Vista - Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Pre-Applications Due - Friday, March 8, 2019

  • Final Applications Due - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

  • Fundraising goal of $75,000 must be met - Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • FBB Grant Awardees Announced - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • Kick Off Dinner for Sponsors, Volunteers and Awardees - Friday, May 17, 2019

Fulton Block Builder- Block Challenge and Historical Paint participants - will receive discounts from several local businesses

Burkes Home Supply, ACE Northern, Ontario Orchards and Lakeside Roofing and Siding are stepping up to support the Fulton Block Builder (FBB) program with discounts on much needed supplies to complete home improvement projects.


Chuck Handley from Burke’s Home Center supported the FBB participants in 2017 and is proud to be a part of the 2018 program.

Burke's DO IT BEST Home Center provides a wide assortment of hardware, lumber, tools and building supplies and has been serving home owners and professional contractors since 1926. The Fulton, NY location will be offering FBB grant recipients discounts on many items needed to complete their projects. Burke’s is committed to providing quality materials and excellent customer service. If they don't have what you are looking for in stock, they can order it for you from their warehouse and have it ready for pickup in a couple of days.

Burke’s Home Center -62 N 2nd Street; Fulton • 15% discount on Benjamin Moore Paint • 10% discount on stock items – exceptions include roofing, pellets & power tools • Free lumber delivery


Northern Ace Hardware store is independently owned by Fulton resident, Chasity Browngardt. As the helpful hardware folks in your community, they promise that "helping you is the most important thing we have to do today."

As your local Ace Hardware, the Volney store is a member of the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry. Ace Hardware began as a small chain of stores in 1924 and has grown to include more than 4,600 stores in 50 states and more than 70 countries. Each Ace Hardware is unique and tailored to meet the needs of its local community. Chasity and staff are all committed to being "the Helpful Place" by offering customers knowledgeable advice, helpful service and quality products.

Ace Northern – 2721 State Rt. 3; Fulton • 20% discount on paint • 20% discount on stock items *Some exceptions apply • Free lumber delivery

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While most farm markets are open only in the summer and fall when their crops are harvested, Ontario Orchards is open every day but Christmas to best meet their customer’s needs.

They offer a wide variety of products for customers to choose from in all seasons. But the summer growing season has always been a specialty. They have one of the finest selections of perennials, nursery products and roses for customers to choose from. Ontario Orchards also specializes in showcasing products made and grown in NY that they ship year-round. Local products such as, Canales sauces, Rudy’s, Honey, Maple Syrup, Hinerwadel salt potatoes, Dinosaur Barbeque sauces, Bucks seasonings, Hofmann hotdogs and coneys, Grandma Brown’s baked beans, Crogan Bologna, NY cheeses and much more. Customer service, quality and a smile are always at the top their list of things to do at Ontario Orchards.

Ontario Orchards-7735 State Rt. 104; Oswego • 25% all Nursery, Roses and Perennials – Guarantees are not included


At Lakeside, our team has a commitment to assist each customer with the service, many have come to expect here at Lakeside.

The newest store can be found in Hannibal in the old Scott’s Hardware location on Auburn Street. You’ll see facilities that are clean inside & out. Warehouses, with well-organized inventory & showrooms, and our delivery fleet, consisting of over 30 different sophisticated vehicles, stand ready to meet your needs. We are proud to state that we maintain industry leading state of the art inventory control & truck routing systems. Whether your project is commercial or residential Lakeside has the product lines you need.

Lakeside Roofing and Siding - 1082 Auburn Street; Hannibal • Varying discounts on all items

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Waldron’s Furniture - 763 State Route 176; Fulton • 15% discount on all outdoor furniture and FREE DELIVERY • 15% discount on indoor furniture but this will not be covered by the FBB grant

In addition to the discounts from these participating local businesses, each participating property owner in a Challenge Block is eligible to receive a dollar-for-dollar match on exterior improvements (visible from the street), up to $1,000. If $500 is spent, a $250 match will be made. If $2,000 or more is spent the match will be $1,000. (minus taxes). Funding is competitive please see Tips for a Competitive Application on the Fulton Block Builder Website at

Eligible Improvements are: Painting Mailboxes Porch repair Exterior lights Soffit repair Front yard landscaping Front doors/screen doors Flower Boxes Shutter Sidewalk repair And more…. In 2019, ANY HOMEOWNER in the city will be eligible for grant awards that use these historic colors. Paint Fulton – Find Your Color provides Fulton residents with a selection of historic color schemes to use for painting their homes. Up to 50 possible combinations of colors are possible when using the 10 schemes (See how on the Fulton Block Builders Website). Only the colors within a single scheme can be used. Property owners do not have to use all of the colors in a scheme, but must use at least two out of the 4 available (body, trim, accent, bonus colors).

If your business is interested in providing discounts to participants, please e-mail FBB at