The state Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial Office says in a news release that more than 250 schools, grassroots organizations and local governments in the Hudson and Champlain valleys have been awarded "mini grants" to help with Quad preparation and planning. Each award of approximately $1,000 is funded through a combination of state funds and a donation from the Dyson Foundation.
A sampling of recipients include the Dutchess Arts Council (Hyde Park Visual History Project - Establish a community history through donated images, home movies and video, all of which will be projected on the screen of the historic Hyde Park Drive-In Theater.) Beacon Arts Community (To fund the fifth annual Beacon Hat Parade and workshop- 400 Years of Hats). Rhinebeck Chamber of Commerce (Rhinebeck's Old Dutch Tradition. Kick off Rhinebeck Quad. Celebration, Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) will arrive on a Boat on the Hudson. Children will perform Dutch songs and dances.) City of Poughkeepsie (Printing and design of brochure for self guided tour of stain glass window tour in the city of Poughkeepsie's religious and business district, "Divine Inspiration” with Dutch education and industrial revolution innovations. And The city's legacy will be the dedication of the Revolutionary shipyards, a full day military pageantry.)
The full list is here as a download.