NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) announces the opening of its 2009 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program. Applications from the UDC’s member municipalities will be accepted until the July 31 deadline.
Since the non-profit organization’s inception in 1988, the UDC has awarded $639,692 to help subsidize 180 non-construction projects related to implementation of the River Management Plan for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River.
Eligible to participate are the UDC’s eight New York town members, five Pennsylvania township members, and their encompassing counties. 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. Paper copies will be mailed upon request only. Applicants must submit their information on the UDC’s standardized forms and turn them in by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31, to be considered.
The UDC’s Project Review Committee will convene a special meeting on Tuesday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Council’s Narrowsburg office to review the TAG submissions. Each applicant must send a representative to that meeting to explain the proposed project and answer any questions.
Announcement of grant awards is expected at the Thursday, September 3, monthly UDC meeting to be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Council’s office in Narrowsburg.