Cumulative Amount Awarded, 1988-2017 = $845,605
NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) voted Oct. 6 to award $36,280 in Fiscal Year 2017 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) for seven projects that help fulfill goals of the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
The latest grant round brings the cumulative amount to $845,605 that the UDC has provided to its member municipalities since 1988. In all, 247 projects have been funded.
Combined requests for nine competitive applications submitted by the Aug. 29 deadline totaled $65,935.70. A special meeting of the Project Review Committee took place on Sept. 13 to interview applicants and determine a recommendation for the full Council vote.
Technical Assistance Grants are available for non-construction projects conducted by the UDC’s eight member New York towns (Hancock, Fremont, Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Lumberland, Highland, and Deerpark), five Pennsylvania townships (Damascus, Berlin, Lackawaxen, Shohola, and Westfall), and their encompassing five river corridor counties. They can provide seed money for a municipality to embark on a project without having to dip into local tax dollars. Multiple applications are allowed.
Buckingham and Manchester Townships in Wayne County, PA would be eligible to receive this member benefit if they joined the UDC.
The approved Fiscal Year 2017 TAG recipients are:
- Town of Highland – $10,000 to Update the Town Zoning Law, last done in 1984;
- Town of Tusten – $8,000 to Begin the Codification Process of Town Laws & Ordinances;
- Berlin Township – $5,000 to Create a Stormwater Culvert Inventory to add to the Base Township Map;
- Shohola Township – $4,675 to Produce a Pictorial Reference Book of Local Boarding Houses;
- Town of Lumberland – $3,105 to Purchase, Install and Provide Training for Highway Superintendent Software;
- Town of Deerpark – $3,000 to Develop a Historic Marker Brochure; and
- Town of Hancock – $2,500 to Contribute to an Environmental Assessment of Impacts to Communities Below the New York City Reservoirs.
Mid-term progress reports by the successful grantees are due to the UDC by February 28, 2017. The deadline for project completions is August 18, 2017.
To access a directory of the UDC’s Technical Assistance Grants from 1988-2016, review program guidelines, and download forms, please visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.
Please contact UDC Resource Specialist Pete Golod at (845) 252-3022 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.