Jun 1, 2022
Article taken from the June 1, 2022 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor E-newsletter. More details here.
The Greenway recently made several updates to its Conservancy Trail Grants Program, including a new category of Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction. This category will allow applications for repairs to complete destruction of trail sections due to natural disaster, flooding events, or more severe cases of man-made causes.
Grant award amounts were also increased, with the maximum award for each category increased as follows:
- Trail Construction: Up to $250,000
- Trail Design or planning: Up to $75,000
- Trail Rehabilitation or Improvement projects: Up to $100,000
- Trail Education or Interpretation projects: Up to $25,000
- Natural Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction: Up to $250,000
In addition, the maximum amounts for Hudson River Greenway Water Trail Grants were also increased:
- Construction, design or planning: Up to $250,000
- Rehabilitation or Improvement projects: Up to $100,000
- Education or Interpretation projects: Up to $25,000
- Natural Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction Up to $250,000
The National Heritage Area Heritage Development Grant Program also increased the maximum award amount to $7,500.
The new Value of Volunteer Hours has been updated for 2022 for all grant programs to $34.59, which will be used for volunteer hours from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. The value of volunteer hours is determined for each state and published by IndependentSector.org.
The Greenway and National Heritage Area hopes these new grant guidelines will allow more opportunities for helping communities and organizations throughout the Hudson Valley to achieve their goals. The grant application deadlines for 2022 are: September 2 and November 4.