In addition to ongoing technical assistance, the Hudson River Valley Greenway offers the following funding opportunities for municipalities and partner organizations:
- Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program: The Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program provides matching grants to Greenway Communities and Compact Communities. Greenway Communities are eligible to receive up to $10,000 to develop plans or projects consistent with the five Greenway criteria: natural and cultural resource protection, economic development, public access, regional planning, and heritage and environmental education. Higher amounts are awarded for intermunicipal projects. Greenway Compact communities are eligible to receive more than $10,000 for projects that develop, approve, and implement a compact strategy consistent with the Greenway criteria and the Greenway Act. Typical grant amounts range between $5,000 and $25,000.
- Funding for trail planning, trail construction and amenities, and trail educational and interpretive projects within the 14 counties of the Hudson River Valley Greenway area. Grant round is typically announced in summer. Please refer to the Conservancy Trail Grant Program page for more information.
- Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Development Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. The program offers funding for projects that further the goals and mission of the HRVNHA: to recognize, preserve, protect and interpret the nationally significant cultural and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley for the benefit of the Nation. These grants are intended to provide seed money to organizations for the purposes of: programming, interpretation and marketing that support the mutual goals of the HRVNHA and applicants. Highest priority will be given to projects or programs that feature a designated Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Site. For a listing see www.hudsonrivervalley.com. Grant round is typically announced in late fall.
- Teaching the Hudson Valley “Explore Awards” Transportation and admissions costs for school fieldtrips to historic and environmental destinations in the Hudson River Valley.
Hardcopy versions of Greenway Grants are available by emailing the Hudson River Valley Greenway Office. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required for PDF files. To download the reader, go to http://www.adobe.com/