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Hudson Valley Rail Trail Grants

What Is a Government Grant?

A government grant is a financial award given by a federal, state or local government authority for a beneficial project. It is effectively a transfer payment

Grants may also support critical recovery initiatives, agricultural projects, and innovative research in all sorts of fields. Here is the Hudson Valley Rail Trail grants awarded. 

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In 1997, the Greenway Conservancy awarded the Hudson Valley Rail Trail a grant of $3,000 to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail Association for the initial planning efforts for the Rail Trail.


1997- 2021 GRANT AWARDS

1997 - The Greenway Conservancy Grant awarded - $3,000.

1999 - Fiber Optics Grant awarded $400,000.00

2003 - Highland Rotary Club supports the Rotary Pavilion at 101 New Paltz Road.

2003 - Highland Rotary Club - Exercise Station - $32,000 grant awarded.

2004 - Richard King donated funds for signage at the Highland Rotary Park Pavilion

2005 - Hudson Valley Greenway grants a Visions In Planning Award
to complete the Western portion of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail.

2005 - A gift of land from Don “Sandy” Williams of the Williams Lumber Company.

2005 (October 5th) -  The Highland Rotary Club Centennial Garden opened (Special plantings in memory of Susan Rozman/Susan D. Rozman  Memorial Neighborhood Garden Fund and the Roz Rozman/Rozman Foundation) in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Highland Rotary Club.

2005 (October 5th) - benches for the garden donated by the Cerniglia Family and the Highland Girl Scouts (in memory of the Cerniglia children - Nicole and Joey Cerniglia). Donations included from Steve and Laura Auerbach/Auerbach Family Chiropractor 

2006 (Summer) - The Town of Lloyd EEC purchased the interpretive sign on the Rail Trail. 

2006 (Summer) - Hudson River Estuary Grant of $20,000 for
Observation Deck and Interpertive signage between creek and the Rail Trail

2006 - Ulster County Transportation $70,000 Grant awarded 

2006 - Ulster County Transportation $810,000 Grant awarded

2006 - Ulster County Transportaion Grant $1.93 Million Grant Expansion

2006 - Highland Rotary Funding awarded to pave Highland Rotary Park Parking Lot.

2007 - Centennial Fitness Park Funding - Highland Rotary Club

2007 (Spring) - Department of Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP)  $1,930,000.00 awarded. Completion of the  Hudson Valley Rail Trail rom Tony Williams Field westward to Route 299. 

2007 (Summer) - Ulster MPO awards $802,000 to expand east to Mile Hill Road

Expansion of the HVRT east to Mile Hill Road

2009 (Spring) - Parks and Trails New York Grant of $2,240

Redevelopment of  Website to increase membership and provide awareness.

2011 (Spring) - Western Expansion Matching Grant New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the Federal Highway Adminstration 3.6 Million

2016 (January) - Phase Four - To South Street $2,000,000 grant awarded

2016 - Match Funding to assist grant award - $380,000 match were: Scenic Hudson ($100,000) and NYS Assemblyman Frank Skartados ($50,000). 

2019-2020 - Completion of the NYS Empire State Trail $196,000 grant

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