Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Grants Now Available from Hudson Bond Fund

Back in May, the Hudson Bond program was launched. Half the price of every bond went into the Hudson Small Business Relief Fund. The other half could to spent at participating businesses.

Applications are now are being accepted for the first round of $500 grants from the Hudson Bonds relief fund. The grants will be awarded to eligible businesses on a first come, first served basis. To be eligible for a grant, a business must: 
  • Be based in Hudson and have been operational before February 2020 and still be operating as of February 2021
  • Operate in retail, dining, hospitality, or as a cultural institution
  • Have been negatively impacted financially by COVID-19
  • Make less than $1 million in annual sales
  • Have 20 or fewer full-time employees
  • Have accepted Hudson Bonds at your business or commit to participating from now through July 31, 2021
For more information and to apply for a grant, click here.


  1. Speaking of applications for grants, I learned today that an organization called Parks and Trails New York is now accepting applications for grants that could be used to improve Oakdale Park, Seventh Street Park, and Furgary. I would really like to see the hiking trail at Oakdale restored, as well as a rack to store canoes and kayaks. It probably wouldn't require a large grant. Here's a link to the Parks & Trails website:

  2. In addition, Historic Hudson could seek funds for Bronson Park.

  3. Hello! I saw that. A park has to be a state park or have an existing MOU with the DEC, and the group seeking funding has to be a registered 501 c3. In the case of Oakdale, we use a fiscal sponsor which has 501c3 status--the CLC--but don't have the status ourselves as we don't have funding for any of the legal processing or insurance. Additionally, neither Oakdale or 7th street is a state park or has an MOU with the DEC. Nonetheless, I've reached out to the program and signed up for a webinar. (I'm the founder of Friends of Oakdale Lake btw.) -Tamar

  4. Thanks, Tamar. Perhaps I'll reach out to the program and sign up for a webinar, too.
    There's strength in numbers!