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Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Local Governments to Enhance the Upper Delaware Region


Geographic Focus

USA: New York: Towns of Hancock, Fremont, Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, Lumberland, and DeerparkPennsylvania: Townships of Berlin, Damascus, Lackawaxen, Shohola, and Westfall

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Technical Assistance Grant (TAG)

Upper Delaware Council, Inc.

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #158652

Grant Description

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania local governments in the Upper Delaware region to further goals from the regional land use management plan. Funding must be used for planning, research, other plan implementation activities associated with land use planning, zoning law revision, GIS planning, comprehensive and master plan updates, or the codification of laws.

Funding is for planning projects, and not for such activities as land acquisition, construction, or other “brick and mortar” capital improvement projects.

All proposals must relate directly to and support the implementation of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Final River Management Plan, including the assistance of UDC member towns and townships to reach substantial conformance requirements with or in furtherance of the plan.

Funding in general is limited to the following:

-Planning funds to prepare or upgrade a zoning ordinance or other relevant law, plan, or ordinance (i.e. floodplain, wetland, comprehensive plan, subdivision).
-Funding to publish such an ordinance.
-Funding to address a problem identified in the Plan for resolution.
-The preparation of educational materials and guides that assist in implementation of the Plan.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding is limited to town/townships participating in the Upper Delaware Council and their respective county governments.

The Council membership operates under a long-term, renewable Cooperative Agreement with the National Park Service. Voting members are the two states (New York and Pennsylvania) and presently 13 out of the 15 local governments which border on the Upper Delaware River.

In New York, these include the Town of Hancock in Delaware County, and Towns of Fremont, Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, and Lumberland in Sullivan County, and the Town of Deerpark in Orange County.

In Pennsylvania, members are the Townships of Berlin and Damascus in Wayne County, and Townships of Lackawaxen, Shohola, and Westfall in Pike County. The Delaware River Basin Commission is a non-voting member of the Council. The Wayne County Townships of Buckingham and Manchester are eligible to join the Council as voting members, but have not.

More information about Upper Delaware Council member governments may be found here:

Grants from the UDC to local governments, agencies, or other governmental bodies will be limited to such local governments, agencies, and other governmental bodies that are members of the UDC. Any town or township that is not a member of the UDC shall not be eligible for grants or contracts from the UDC.

The town or township or county government body must approve the contract for the grant.

No funds may be granted or contracts undertaken for such activities as land acquisition, construction, or other "brick and mortar" capital improvements.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by the Upper Delaware Council staff by 4:30 PM, Friday, August 31, 2017.

The UDC's Project Review Committee will review all applications at a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Applicants are required to send a representative to this meeting to answer any questions pertaining to their grant application.

Announcement of grant awards is expected at the Thursday, October 5, 2017 monthly UDC meeting to be held at 7:00 PM at the UDC office.

Be aware that payments of grant funds will be disbursed only after the completion of the work as specified in each individual grant contract and approved by the Project Review Committee.

View a list of Past TAG Projects by municipality:

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Term of Contract:

All contracts or grants under this section for Fiscal Year 2018 must be agreed to and work started no later than October 1, 2017 (the beginning of Fiscal Year 2018). All legal commitments for Fiscal Year 2018 between the UDC and the grantees must be completed within 10-months by August 24, 2018.

Contact Information:

Pete Golod, Resource Specialist

Upper Delaware Council, Inc.
211 Bridge Street
PO Box 192
Narrowsburg, NY 12764-0192


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