Rural Beautification Grant, Planters on Main Street, Trumansburg
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Planters on Trumansburg's Main Street

Rural Beautification Grant, Groton Library Plantings
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Plantings at Groton Public Library

Rural Beautification Grant, Town of Enfield Welcome Sign
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Welcome sign and plantings, Enfield

Rural Beautification Grant, Newfield park
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Volunteers planting at the Mill Park, Newfield

Rural Beautification Grant, Dryden Monarch Garden
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Monarch butterfly garden in Dryden

Rural Beautification Grant, Forest Home Pocket Park
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Pocket park in Forest Home, Ithaca

Rural Beautification Grant, Trumansburg Town Hall
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Plantings at Trumansburg village offices

Rural Beautification Grant, Jacksonville Bus Shelter
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Plantings at bus shelter in Jacksonville

Rural Beautification Grants

The 2024 Rural Grant Application cycle is now open!

The Tompkins County Community Beautification Program traditionally provides grants to municipalities in Tompkins County outside of the City of Ithaca. Beautification grants are funded by the Tompkins County Tourism Program, and can be used for landscaping, tree planting, benches, banners, or possibly other projects. All municipalities in Tompkins County are eligible to apply.

Projects eligible for rural grant funds must be approved by the Community Beautification Program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Beautification Coordinator prior to beginning your project. The project should be in an area that is highly visible to the public and on public land: along a main road or near a public building such as a town hall, post office, or school.

For additional grant guidelines and to find out more about the application process, please contact Janine Willis at Applications are due by March 1st and recipients will be notified by April 1st of each year. Final reports for grant recipients will be due on October 31st of each year.


Janine Willis
Community Beautification Coordinator
(607) 272-2292

Last updated February 7, 2024