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City of Syracuse, Town of Cicero sign shared-services agreement for grant writers

By Eric Reinhardt


Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner on Tuesday shared details of the City of Syracuse’s agreement with the Town of Cicero for grant-writing services. Cicero Town Supervisor Mark Venesky (left) listens as Miner address local reporters at Syracuse City Hall. (Photo credit: City of Syracuse flickr page)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The City of Syracuse and the Town of Cicero on Tuesday signed a shared-services agreement involving grant-writing services.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Town of Cicero Supervisor Mark Venesky signed the agreement during a news conference held at Syracuse City Hall, according to a news release Miner’s office issued.

The agreement will enable the Town of Cicero to employ grant writers from the City of Syracuse Bureau of Research.

They’re responsible for identifying and applying for funding opportunities available through the federal and state governments, as well as private foundations.

The Town of Cicero will pay the city of Syracuse up to $6,000, including fringe-benefit costs.

The agreement is for a period of one year with the option for annual renewals.

“With this agreement, the Town of Cicero will share grant research and writing staff with the city,” Venesky said in the news release. “City employees will help Cicero identify potential monies for projects that will benefit Cicero residents. In turn, Cicero’s participation will help to lower the cost to city residents who are paying to identify the same types of grant money for similar projects. Together, this is a money saving ‘win-win’ for both the City and Town of Cicero.”

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