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 PDF document:
Guidelines for the Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program
A fillable PDF copy of the 2014 Greenway Compact Trail Grant application is available by clicking on the link below, then right clicking and select "Save As." This will save the PDF document to your desktop. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 or higher is required to fill out the forms. Adobe Acrobat is available here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Click here to download a fillable PDF
Applications must be postmarked or emailed by 5:00 PM: May 8, 2015; September 11, 2015.