State extends grant deadline

PORT HENRY New York State has extended the deadline for submitting proposals to the $1 million Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Program, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis announced.

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 28, 2007.

The program is geared at helping Adirondack Park communities develop plans that foster sustainable development, environmental protection and community livability. DEC will be assisted by the Department of State and the Adirondack Park Agency in the implementation of the program.

An official Request for Application (RFA) has been mailed to more than 100 units of local governments in the Park and has been posted on the DEC website www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/37874.html .

DEC has now finalized the application process and guidelines, including the following grant categories: Village, Hamlet and Town Center Revitalization.

Municipal governments can apply for local, regional or park-wide planning grants geared at addressing the special conditions of the Adirondack Park.

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