Applications are now available for the 2012 Greenway Conservancy Small Grant Program from the The Hudson River Valley Greenway. A total of $50,000 is available for matching grants in this year’s program.The Greenway Conservancy Small Grant Program is an annual competitive grant funding opportunity available to communities and not-for-profit organizations within the designated Hudson River Valley Greenway area, which extends from Saratoga and Washington counties to Battery Park, Manhattan.
The program offers funding for trail planning and design, construction and rehabilitation, and education and interpretation. Emphasis is placed on trail projects that seek to implement the goals of the Greenway Trail Vision Plan, fill in identified gaps in the Greenway Trail System, and make improvements to designated Greenway Trails. Copies of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail Vision Plan may be downloaded online. This annual program has offered technical and financial assistance to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations since 1995.
Projects that will be considered for funding through this year’s grant program include:
· Education and Interpretation projects, including trail signs, kiosks, guides, maps, brochures, one-day conferences or workshop series.
· Projects to construct, design or plan trail segments or trail links that further the goals of the Greenway Trail Program.
· Rehabilitation projects to improve trails/trail segments that further the goals of the Greenway Trail Program.
Applications can be requested by calling (518) 473-3835, by emailing the Greenway at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by download from the Greenway website. All applications must be postmarked by 5:00 pm, August 17, 2012. Late, incomplete, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.