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Village Administrator
Andy Stewart
Assistant to the Village Administrator
Ann Marie Tlsty
Phone Numbers
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9 N. Broadway
Nyack Village Hall

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Nyack Tourism Grants

Nyack Tourism Grant Application – 2023 - 2024 

On August 10, 2023, the Village Board of Trustees reviewed applications and approved grants for the following projects based on recommendations from Visit Nyack. Click here for an in-depth review of the 2023-2024 Nyack Tourism Grants and Awards! Listed below are the grant recipients: 

•Arts Rock, “Candlelight Concert Series,” $4,000 

•The Wardrobe Archivist, “Thrifting Tour through Nyack,” $1,500 

•Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, “Phoenix Festival,” $7,500 

•Mark Mangan, “The Spirit of Nyack - Halloween Experience”, $2,000 

•The Local, “Octoberfest,” $2,500 

•Hotel Nyack, “The Experience Nyack Package,” $6,950 

•Black Parakeetz, “Arts, Carafes & Cocktails Festival,” $1,000 

•Rivertown Film, “Jonathan Demme Close-Up,” $1,400

•Total: $26,850

Dear Project Organizer: 

Thank you for your investment in Nyack! 

Nyack Tourism Grants (“NTG”) are funded from a tax on hotel room occupancy and awarded to applicants strictly to pay for media and PR buys to promote projects that attract people to visit Nyack, especially for overnight stays. Projects can be either individual events or experiences. Experiences are “evergreen” themes which highlight special features and assets of Nyack such as “Outdoors”, “Foodie”, “History”, etc. throughout the year. 

Grant amounts are expected to range from $1,000 to $7,500.

Visit Nyack is a nonprofit organization that has the contract with the Village of Nyack to administer this grant program. Contact: Thomas Schneck, 914-213-2618, Visit Nyack’s role includes the actual procurement of media and PR buys on behalf of grant recipients, according to a media plan and budget you will develop in your application and with the support of Visit Nyack marketing professionals. Thus, you don’t need to be incorporated as a business or nonprofit or have a bank account and bookkeeper to participate in this grant program. 

Decisions regarding grant awards are made by the Village of Nyack Board of Trustees at a public meeting by majority vote, based on recommendations made by a Tourism Grant Review Committee (TGRC) convened by the Nyack Business Council, chaired by Trustee Joe Rand. 

Visit Nyack will help you complete an outstanding application and convene the TGRC to review and score applications and refer the strongest applications to the Village Board for final grant decisions. 

Grant scoring criteria: The TGRC will score applications and the Village Board will make grant awards according to the following criteria, favoring projects that: 

1. Increase revenues in the Nyack business community, especially hotels, shops, restaurants and personal services.

2. Increase overnight stays in the Village. 

3. Reflect the diversity of the Village, promote entrepreneurship and social inclusion. 

4. Leverage Village assets (walkable downtown, waterfront, parks, etc.).

5. Create repeatable and sustainable activities.

6. Involve cooperation of businesses and non-profits in the Village. Grants can be awarded for the promotion of new as well as for existing events and experiences. 


June 5:         Application will be released to the public.

June - July:  Application submission coaching period. You are encouraged to contact Visit Nyack to obtain early feedback on your project plan, budget and marketing approach.

June 14:       Email Visit Nyack your preliminary project description, including your contact information, a brief description of your project and any partners you are working with.

July 14:         Application Deadline is 5 PM, via PDF attachment to for Visit Nyack. 

August 1:      Approximate date of TGRC meeting to review applications.

August 10:    Nyack Village Board vote on grant awards. 

September 2023 – May 2024 – Project implementation. 

Good luck and thank you for your interest and investment to make Nyack an even more attractive tourist destination! 


  1. Application Form - Sample
  2. Application Form
  3. Appendix A - Sample
  4. Appendix A - Form