One of the major principles and objectives of the Greenway Act of 1991 is the development and implementation of a regional compact strategy. To encourage development and implementation of a regional compact strategy, the Act identifies incentives for compact communities which include eligibility in the Greenway Compact Grant Program.
The Compact Grant Program provides 50% matching grants, on a reimbursement basis, for municipalities that develop, approve and implement a regional compact strategy that is consistent with the Greenway criteria and the Greenway Act. The 50% local match may be provided in the form of an in-kind or other non-monetary contribution.
The Compact development process begins on a regional level - often at the county level - and the Greenway Council will consider funding and technical assistance to develop a regional or countywide Compact. There are three phases of funding under this grant program:
- Compact development and approval;
- Community Compact adoption; and
- Compact implementation.
For more information regarding the Greenway Compact Grant Program, please download the Greenway Compact Grant Application December 7, 2012; February 13, 2013; May 10, 2013; September 7, 2013.