The Smart Growth grants will be awarded from a pool of proposals for planning initiatives that "link environmental protection, economic development and community livability within the special conditions of the Adirondack Park," according to the DEC.
The projects need to be geared toward at least one of three categories: 1. Village, Hamlet and Town Center Revitalization; 2. Sustainable Economic Development; and 3. Cultural, Environmental and Natural Adirondack Resources.
In addition, grants can be categorized as one of three types of projects: local (one municipality), regional (three or more municipalities), or parkwide (multiple municipalities with a parkwide scope). In each case, only one municipality will be listed as the applicant.