PRIDE is awarded a NYS Smart Growth Grant
- Created: Monday, 13 April 2015 16:28
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that five North Country communities will receive nearly $231,000 in "Smart Growth" grants throught the New York State Environmental Protection Fund. These grants are being awarded to Adirondack municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to support projects focused on key aspects of the state's Smart Growth program such as hamlet revitalization, economic growth and environmental protection.
PRIDE of Ticonderoga submitted an application for funding of the 18th Century Sawmill construction drawings. Once the Sawmill drawings are complete, PRIDE will begin to look for sources of funding for the construction of the Mill. The authentic 18th Centurey mill will become an additional major attraction for Ticonderoga's tourism economy. This project has been a collaborative effort, lead by PRIDE, and involving the Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County IDA, ROOST, TACC, DEC, APA and Fort Ticonderoga.
"The North Country is the home of unmatched natural beauty and with this funding, these communites are poised to leveralge this region's strengths into a smart economic strategy to help them grow and thrive," Governor Cuomo said. "This program builds upon the region's many successes over the last few years and is one more reason why the North Country's best days are yet to come."
PRIDE of Ticonderoga is a non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purpose of connecting and enhancing communities through housing rehabilitation, donwntown revitalization, historic preservation and community development programs.