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

Grants & Funding

Grants & Funding

Community Grants

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.

Application, Program Guidelines, and a Sample Municipal Resolution can be found below. 

All applications must be received by the close of business on the due date via email to

Conservancy Trail Grants

The Hudson River Valley Greenway is pleased to announce that the 2018 Conservancy Trail Grant Application is now available. This annual 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.

Eligible project categories include:

  • Trail Construction, Planning and Design
  • Trail Rehabilitation or Improvement
  • Trail Education or Interpretation

The 2018 application emphasizes connections to the Empire State Trail.  

Applications are due by 4:00 PM, August 10, 2018

National Heritage Area Grants

This program offers funding for projects that further the goals and mission of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area: 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. Grant amounts are typically between $1,000 and $5,000. These grants are usually announced in late fall and awarded in the spring.

Teaching the Hudson Valley "Explore Awards"

Transportation and admissions costs for school fieldtrips to historic and environmental destinations in the Hudson River Valley. For more information visit