Mayor Tim Rogers will be in four locations across the Village from Friday, September 9 – Thursday, September 15, writing a proposal for two special New York State grant opportunities.  Your feedback and support is key to making this grant application successful.

Please stop by to learn more about these municipal grants, to show your support, and to share ideas–as soon as you can! The deadline to apply for these grants is September 23.

These sites are outdoors. Some seating is available, but limited by location.

The programs:

On September 7, the Village held a joint information session with the Village of Ellenville for the $10M DRI Grant. View the meeting here:


  • Fri 9/9 — 1pm-2pm @ Water Street Market
  • Mon 9/12 — 4-6pm @ Peace Park
  • Tues 9/13 — 8:30am – 9:30am @ Elting Memorial Library benches
  • Thur 9/14 — 1 – 2pm @  Zero Place // Public Space at Mulberry & N. Chestnut



    • Culture & Community
    • Harm Reduction & Human Services
    • Childcare
    • Employment & Education
    • Development in the NBR Zone

New Paltz is already known for being an amazing place to live, work, and play.  

Throughout New Paltz’s rich history we have been ahead of the curve, as innovative pioneers culturally, educationally, politically, socially, and more recently, technologically. We want to be a cutting-edge model for 21st century New York State living; socially responsible, with a focus on equity, while responding to climate change through green-minded development. We have protected and enhanced open spaces. We seek a desirable quality of life for residents with access to affordable housing and a local job market offering wide-ranging livelihoods that align and benefit from our college town setting. Our goal is for New Paltz to maximize its potential while remaining a cherished, beloved, and attractive destination for residents and visitors alike.

For the DRI application New Paltz’s focus area is bound by the Rail Trail, North Chestnut Street, SUNY & Hasbrouck Park, and the Middle School & Youth Program.

We are tasked with integrating different needs and rhythms of stakeholders who live or visit because New Paltz:

  1. is an animated college town with a walkable Main Street and locally-owned businesses
  2. offers world-class outdoor recreation and trails that attract regional and international visitors
  3. hosts one of New York State’s top public colleges
  4. enjoys a vibrant and engaged local full-time community 

But we need support as a host focused on maintaining quality of life for our cross-section of families, seniors, students, and young professionals. 

Though our community is grateful for the public and private investments we have already benefited from, we are at an inflection point. We need to continue to balance supporting ALL community members while making New Paltz feel welcoming and simultaneously manage change and growth.

Working together, a dedicated group of Village employees, and community residents will pursue grant funding to implement improvement projects in the Village. Grant funds will be used to support projects that align with New Paltz’s culture and future plans.

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If you are unable to attend, the next Village Board Meeting is Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm, at Village Hall, 25 Plattekill Avenue, fire department meeting rooms. Link to join via Zoom.

Public comments are heard at the beginning of the meeting. You are always welcome.

NOTICE: Four Information Sessions with Mayor Tim Rogers | September 9 – 15