Grantees holding big checks at the Greenway's June 2018 Board Meeting

Grants & Funding


Grant applications for all Hudson River Valley Greenway grant programs have moved to an online application process. You can access the HRVG Grant Platform here.

For detailed information on enrolling new applicants see "Applicant Instructions for Registering a New Account" and for accessing existing grants see "Grantee Instructions for Registering a New Account" in the documents menu below.

You will still need to download below the Grant Application Budget Form and the specific Grant Guidelines for the grant you are applying for. A completed Grant Application Budget Form must be uploaded to your application in the HRVG Grant Platform in order for your application to be considered eligible.

Grant Application Files


    HRVG & NHA Grants Primer

    Short primer on the various grant and sponsorship programs available from the Hudson River Valley Greenway and Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.



Community Grants

Upcoming Application Due Dates: May 3, 2024; Sep 6, 2024; Nov 1, 2024 

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 Communities Grant Program provides grant funding to help communities develop and implement a vision for their future that balances Greenway criteria of economic development considerations with resource protection and promotion objectives.

Typical grants under the Greenway Communities Grant Program range from $5,000 - $10,000, with greater financial assistance available for projects involving two or more municipalities.

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.

Conservancy Trail Grants

Upcoming Application Due Dates: May 3, 2024; Sep 6, 2024; Nov 1, 2024 

The Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy Trails Grant Program is dedicated to funding recreational trail projects. Special consideration is given to projects that seek to implement the goals of the Greenway Trail Program. The application emphasizes connections to the Empire State Trail.  

Eligible project categories include:

  • Trail Construction, Planning and Design
  • Trail Rehabilitation or Improvement
  • Trail Education or Interpretation
  • Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction on Trails

National Heritage Area Sponsorships

Applications should re-open by the end of June for events in late July and after. Please check back here or email [email protected] for updates.

The Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (the Heritage Area) seeks to partner with various organizations to sponsor programs and events that reinforce the Heritage Area’s mission. While complementing the mission of the Heritage Area, cultural, heritage and recreational events deliver significant tourism and economic benefits to communities, and encourage local and regional partnerships. 

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