Category Archives: Grants

Catskill Mountain Rail Trail gains traction

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has earmarked $2 million in the state’s 2013-14 budget to develop a rail trail from the Ashokan Reservoir to the city of Kingston, with the ultimate goal of it reaching the Walkway Over the Hudson, according to … Continue reading

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Scotts Miracle-Gro: GRO1000 Grassroots Grants

Community Garden and Green Space Projects Supported The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s GRO1000 Grassroots Grants help foster the development of gardens and green spaces in the United States. Grants of up to $1,500 are awarded to local communities throughout the country … Continue reading

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Opportunity for community development assistance with the Citizens’ Institute for Rural Design

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) provides communities access to the resources they need to convert their own good ideas into reality. They offer annual competitive grant funding to as many as four small towns or rural communities to … Continue reading

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How did Fiscal Cliff and Hurricane Sandy legislation affect transit, biking and walking?

Last week’s measures to avoid the Fiscal Cliff led to some drastic compromises in the tax code and budgets for government agencies. Here’s how the fiscal cliff legislation affected programs and policies that promote and support transit, cycling and walking: … Continue reading

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Grants of $2,500 available for projects that increase outdoor activity

Merrell and Outdoor Nation have launched another round of “The Pack Project” Grants to increase participation in active outdoor recreation. In 2012, the program awarded $12,500 to 5 projects through their ambassador program called The Pack. An additional $12,500 is … Continue reading

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Walk Friendly Communities Application Process Is Now Open

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) has announced the opening of the fifth round of the Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) application process. Communities are able to submit applications to the program by visiting http://www.walkfriendly.org Applications are due by Dec. … Continue reading

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Tips for applying to Parks & Trails New York’s Growing the Grassroots grants

The Growing the Grassroots Grants are highly competitive. While we’d love to fund each and every request we receive, resources are limited and thus we must carefully rank and score each application. Here are a few tips to help you … Continue reading

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Time running out to comment on MAP-21

Until this Sunday, USDOT is taking online public comment on how the new transportation law, MAP-21, should be implemented. USDOT is using a sort of voting system to gauge support for specific ideas. (This effort is focused on freight and … Continue reading

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North Elba wants train tracks removed in prep for multi-use recreational trail

The North Elba town board has officially requested that the state remove the train tracks between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake to make the construction of a multi-use recreational trail cheaper and more efficient. A resolution passed at a board … Continue reading

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Navigating Map-21

In July a  new federal transportation law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), took effect and it means new challenges and opportunities for bicycling and walking projects. Advocacy Advance, a partnership between the Alliance for Walking … Continue reading

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