NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) announces the opening of its Fiscal Year 2019 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program. Applications from the UDC’s member municipalities will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 31.
Eligible projects must be directly related to land use planning, zoning revisions, comprehensive and master plan updates, codification of local laws, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) planning.
A special meeting of the UDC’s Project Review Committee will take place on Tuesday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Council’s office in Narrowsburg to meet with applicants and review their proposals.
Approval of grant awards is expected to follow at the Thursday, October 4, monthly UDC meeting to be held at 7:00 p.m. at the UDC office. The UDC will issue contracts for Fiscal Year 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018-Sept. 30, 2019) upon review of its recommended awards by the National Park Service Northeast Region.
Mid-term progress reports by successful grantees will be due by March 1, 2019. The deadline for municipalities to complete their projects and submit their documentation for reimbursement is August 30, 2019.
Since the non-profit organization’s inception in 1988, the UDC has awarded $857,188 to help subsidize 249 non-construction projects.
The River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River authorizes the UDC to provide technical, planning, and financial assistance to participating governments for projects related to implementation of the Plan.
Eligible to compete in the TAG program are the UDC’s eight New York town members (Hancock, Fremont, Delaware, Cochecton, Tusten, Highland, Lumberland, and Deerpark), five Pennsylvania township members (Damascus, Berlin, Lackawaxen, Shohola, and Westfall), and their encompassing counties (Delaware, Sullivan, Orange, Wayne and Pike). Buckingham and Manchester Townships in Wayne County, PA could also apply if they joined the Council.
Application forms, grant criteria, contract guidelines, and a directory of past projects are posted on the UDC’s website at www.upperdelawarecouncil.org and available for download.
Please contact UDC Resource Specialist Pete Golod at (845) 252-3022 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.