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Downtown Revitalization

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 that will help towns, villages and community organizations expand on their efforts to enhance their downtowns, attract visitors and shoppers into the area, and thereby stimulate economic activity in these important centers. Since its inception the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program has funded projects including projects such as street lights, sidewalks, public restrooms, off street parking lots and renovating alleyways which lead from parking areas to the main street.

To administer the competitive Downtown Revitalization Grant Program and to make recommendations for funding to the Suffolk County Legislature

To 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.

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 Round 17 Grant Applications. Eligible applicants must partnet with a local municipality (town of village). That application incorporates the Panel's intent to support projects that will have an important and sustainable impact on downtowns. All applications will be reviewed and scored via a merit based grading system. Applications are due by 4:30pm on Friday, May 24, 2019.

The Round 17 application and instructions are available to applicants by clicking on these links:

Downtown Revitalization Round 17 Grant APPLICATION (fillable form must be downloaded)

Downtown Revitalization Round 17 Grant GUIDELINES

Additional Information

Downtown Revitalization Round 17 Training Session PPT

Downtown Revitalization Round 17 Press Release


Meetings begin at 4pm and are held at the H. Lee Dennison Bldg., 2nd floor Planning conference room unless otherwise noted.

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • January - No meeting
  • February 14 - Applicant Training (2pm - 4pm, H. Lee Dennision Bldg., Media Room)
  • February - No meeting
  • March 25
  • April - No meeting
  • May 20
  • June 24
  • July 11
  • July 22
  • August 12 - Tentative meeting if needed
  • September (TBD) - Downtown Tour
  • October - No meeting
  • November - No meeting
  • December - No meeting

Citizens Advisory Panel

Citizens Advisory Panel Representing
TBA SC County Executive
Peter Lambert, Suffolk County Planning SC Planning Director
Steven Shauger, Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association Leg. Albert Krupski
Susan Von Freddi, Hampton Bays Beautification Association Leg. Bridget Fleming
Jon Siebert, Friends of Shirley and the Mastics Leg. Rudolph Sunderman
Robert L. Martinez, Legislative District # 4 Leg. Tom Muratore
Barbara Russell, Brookhaven Town Historian Leg. Kara Hahn
Beatrice Ruberto, Sound Beach Civic Association Leg. Sarah Anker
Dennis Smith, Patchogue Business Improvement District Leg. Robert Calarco
Kay Cameron, Sayville Chamber of Commerce Leg. William Lindsay III
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
Adam Wood, 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. DuWayne Gregory
Jackie Merriweather Leg. Susan Berland
Jennifer Casey, Huntington Economic Development Corporation Leg. Tom Donnelly
Walter Rabe Leg. William Spencer

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901