Sage Announces Rubin Community Fellows Program Grant Submission Deadline – April 1

February 13, 2014 at 10:46 am

Troy, NY - The Louis & Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program is now accepting preliminary concept grant applications for funding to support non-profit organizations and government agencies in Rensselaer County by partnering with local educational institutions.

The fund is a cooperative venture of The Sage Colleges, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hudson Valley Community College, Emma Willard School, and participating agencies of Rensselaer County. The program supports fellowships for faculty of these institutions to work with agencies in Rensselaer County. The Rubin Community Fellows Program seeks to create collaboration partnerships, leading to creative solutions to economic, organizational, social and managerial problems challenging our community.

Last year, grant funding was awarded to the program, “Building Civic Capacity for a Stronger Troy,” which created opportunities for residents to provide input on city planning for the city of Troy through a series of public forums.

To submit an application for consideration, contact Nancy De Korp, EdD, Rubin Fellows community project administrator at (518) 244-2496 or, or visit

Date Project Schedule
April 1, 2014 Preliminary Concept Applications due
April 15, 2014 Applicants notified whether or not selected for review
of full proposal
May 15, 2014 Final proposals due
May 31, 2014 Applicants notified of awards decisions
July 1, 2014 -
June 30, 2015
Time frame in which projects awarded grants
must be completed