RPIC IN REVIEW 2022-2023
What is RPIC?
The Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) is a grant program of the USDA Rural Development Office. MVEDD was awarded in October of 2022 to fund outreach and planning work in four Montgomery County communities over two years: Fort Plain, Nelliston, Palatine Bridge, and the Town of Minden.
What have we been doing?
Our office has been working with local partners to convene a steering committee. We developed a survey to collect feedback from community members about what kinds of projects we could help to pursue.
Year 2 of RPIC requires each of the four communities to select a placemaking project, and create a plan to pursue funding. We’ll also be hosting at least 6 more community workshops, covering topics like:
- Grant resources and loans for small businesses and non-profits
- Upgrading social media presence
- Comprehensive plans
- Transportation planning
- Rural broadband access
- Downtown Revitalization Initiative/NY Forward grant programs
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Reach out to us anytime with questions or ideas:
- Phone: (315) 765-1199
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- Office: 26 W Main St Mohawk NY 13407