The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area announce the availability of $50,000 in matching funds for Hudson Valley projects through Quadricentennial Implementation Grants.
Applications can be requested by calling (518) 473-3835 or by emailing the Greenway at email@example.com or by downloading at www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us . All applications must be delivered by 4:30 PM, December 15, 2008.
In 2009, New York State, along with Vermont and Quebec, will commemorate the 400th anniversaries of Henry Hudson’s sail up the Hudson River and Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of Lake Champlain, as well as the 200th Anniversary of Robert Fulton’s first successful commercial steamship operation on the Hudson River. This grant program is intended to provide seed money to organizations for local Hudson Valley Quadricentennial projects, programs, and events that celebrate the legacies of Henry Hudson, Robert Fulton, and Samuel de Champlain, and that showcase the Hudson River Valley region.
Eligible projects should:
• Encourage participation by communities or non-profits in the region;
• Contain elements that support a lasting presence; and
• Seek opportunities to associate with other celebration events.
The grants will be limited to $2,500 to $5,000 in scope and must be matched dollar for dollar by the recipient with either cash or in-kind services.
Eligible applicants include: Local Government entities including municipal boards, commissions or committees; public or private schools or other educational institutions; organizations with 501 (c)(3) status, or citizen groups such as “friends of” association working in coordination with such an organization, that applies on their behalf and will manage the grant funds; and private businesses, individuals and state government agencies which may collaborate with one of the above groups, but are not eligible to be the primary applicant under this program.
Projects must be located within the geographic area of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. This legislatively designated area includes municipalities with the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland; and the Village of Waterford in Saratoga County.
For further information or to download an application, visit www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us, or contact the Greenway at (518) 473-3835 or by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org .