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Greenway Communities Grant Program

Grants to New York Municipalities for Economic
Development and Community Enhancement

GrantWatch ID#: 176420
Agency Type:

State

Hudson River Valley Greenway

12/02/16 4:00 PM

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Grants ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 to New York municipalities for projects that will enhance economic and community development in eligible communities. It is recommended for applicants to contact the funding source prior to applying. Projects may be initiated by a single community to address local issues or a group of communities working together to address both local and regional issues.

Eligible communities include the counties of Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Ulster, Washington, Westchester, Greene County outside of the Catskill Park; and those portions of New York and Bronx counties adjacent to the Hudson River and within the city’s local waterfront revitalization program area.

The five Greenway criteria include:

1) Natural and Cultural Resource Protection – Protect, preserve, and enhance natural resources, including natural communities, open spaces, cultural and historic resources, scenic roads and scenic areas.

2) Regional Planning – Working together to develop mutually beneficial regional strategies for natural and cultural resource protection, economic development, public access and heritage and environmental education.

3) Economic Development – Encourage economic development compatible with the preservation and enhancement of natural and cultural resources including agriculture, tourism, and the revitalization of established community centers and waterfronts.

4) Public Access – Promote increased public access to the Hudson River through the creation of riverside parks and the development of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System.

5) Heritage and Environmental Education – Promote awareness among residents and visitors about the Valley’s natural, cultural, scenic and historic resources.

Possible projects may include:

- Community/Regional Planning: Comprehensive plans, zoning and subdivision ordinances, site plans
- Economic Development: Tourism, agriculture protection plans and techniques, main street and waterfront revitalization plans and implementation techniques
- Natural Resource Protection: Natural resource inventories and management plans, critical environmental area designations, natural resource protection ordinances
- Cultural Resource Protection (Cultural resource inventories, historic preservation plans/ordinances)
- Scenic Resource Protection (Viewshed analysis, scenic impact review guidelines, scenic road protection, development of scenic easement programs)
- Open Space Protection (Open space inventories, comprehensive open space, recreation and trails plans, development of conservation easement programs, transfer of development rights ordinances)

$5,000 - $10,000

This grant program is open to municipalities that are within the designated Greenway area and have adopted a local board resolution to become a designated “Greenway Community.”

Municipalities must be located within the geographic area of the Greenway in order to be eligible.

The Greenway area includes all of the municipalities within these counties: Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Ulster, Washington, Westchester, municipalities in Greene County outside of the Catskill Park; and those portions of New York and Bronx counties adjacent to the Hudson River and within the city’s local waterfront revitalization program area pursuant to Executive Law Article 42.

Applicants must complete existing Greenway Communities or Greenway Compact Grant projects or rescind funds previously awarded before being eligible to receive new funding through this grant program.

Applicants will be allowed a conference period with Greenway staff up to the grant deadline. This period will allow applicants to ask staff for feedback and input on the grant project and application. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Greenway prior to submitting an application to discuss proposed projects.

This is a matching funds program requiring “dollar for dollar” match of funds awarded. Greenway grant assistance toward the cost of the projects shall not exceed 50% of the approved project's cost.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Hudson River Valley Greenway
625 Broadway - 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12207

Phone: (518) 473-3835
Email: hrvg@hudsongreenway.ny.gov

Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Ulster, Washington, Westchester Counties, Greene County outside of the Catskill Park; and those portions of New York and Bronx counties adjacent to the Hudson River and within the city’s local waterfront revitalization program area.

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