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Upper Delaware Council Awards Three Technical Assistance Grants

Upper Delaware Council Awards Three Technical Assistance Grants

NARROWSBURG – The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) will award $25,000 to fund three projects through its Fiscal Year 2021 Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) program.

That brings the cumulative amount that the UDC has provided to its member municipalities and counties to $916,952 since 1988. In all, 260 projects have been funded.

Approved for FY 2021 (Oct. 1, 2020-Sept. 30, 2021) funding were:

  • Town of Tusten – $9,000 for a Phase II update of the 2007 Town of Tusten Comprehensive Plan. This project follows the Town’s completed Phase I update funded by a 2020 TAG award;
  • Town of Delaware – $6,000 to hire a consultant to conduct a Recreational Access Study along the Delaware River through the Town of Delaware to assess the feasibility of developing a walking trail and improving access to the river for fishing and boating. This project follows a 2020 TAG project by the Town of Hancock which assessed the same from the Village of Hancock (Delaware County) to Long Eddy in the Town of Fremont (Sullivan County); and
  • Town of Hancock – $10,000 to create a Joint Master Plan between the Village and Town of Hancock.

Mid-term progress reports for the FY 2021 grants will be due by Feb. 26, 2021. The deadline to complete their projects and submit documentation for reimbursement is Aug. 20, 2021.

The UDC board approved a resolution at the Oct. 1 UDC monthly meeting to award the three grants.

Technical Assistance Grants are available on a competitive basis to the UDC’s eight member New York towns, five Pennsylvania townships, and their encompassing five river corridor counties. Buckingham and Manchester Townships in Wayne County, PA would be eligible to receive this member benefit if they joined the UDC.

To access a directory of the UDC’s Technical Assistance Grants from 1988-2020, review program guidelines, and download forms, visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org.

Please contact UDC Resources and Land Use Specialist Shannon Cilento at (845) 252-3022 or shannon@upperdelawarecouncil.org with any questions about the TAG program.