+********** Snail me yer rosehips if you liked this post! ************ *Better Living Thru Better Living!* http://www.interport.net/~rugosa * --------------------- Welcome to Cyberpark --------------------- Indeed, there is Bond Act of 96 and EProt. Fund monies available, but w/ restrictions OF course. Applicants must be government agencies, "public benefit corporations", or non-prof's w/ an ownership interest in the property, so not just any individual community group can directly apply. Projects less than $50K will be preferred, as will new applicants or those who haven't received funds since 95 or before. Also, projects that provide new access to resources, or improve limited access will be favored, as will projects that re-use/dev. already PUBLIC land without need for acquisition of "private" land, I guess. Also, if you can find a regional/local plan existent to tie into, refer to, you'll be MUCH, MUCH better off and if the enviro. project will better a low-income, city area, all THE BETTER. Additionally, if you can throw in a PIER or abut an ESPLANADE you'll be sitting prettier in the state parks office (NYSOPRHP) eyes. Also, remember that if your project does NOT involve water, only consider applying for EPF (disregard BOND ACT) funds! I encourage any group interested who thinks they might qualify to go to the Public Info. Mtg. on the process for applying for funds Wed. June 9th (NEXT WEEK) from 1-4pm. at Queens Atrium Center 5th Floor Conference Room 30-30 Thompson Ave. Long Island City, NY Contact: Rob Lieblein (718) 482-4949 FOR MORE INFO (other than what's below which is pretty much everything :) The following topics will be presented CONCURRENTLY by state agency administrators, so it's impossible to go to ALL of them--thus, many folks should show up, go to diff. sessions, and then share/compile/post the info. obtained, if at all possible!!!! Availability Session Topics: brownfields clean air for schools clean & drinking water state revolving fund (two) SEQR (enviro permits) municipal landfill closure, waste reduc, recycling water quality improvement Wkshop Topics: historic pres & heritage areas local waterfront revitilization muni & non-profit parks Hudson River Estuary grants HudRiv Valley Greenway Hope this helps! Also, don't forget---back in fed. ct tomorrow---500 Pearl St. 4:30 for a status conference w/ J. Schwartz. Dana Hanaman Summer Legal Clerk, NYCEJA 212-866-4120 --- CYBERPARK =================================================================== To remove yourself from this list, please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject of the e-mail. To join send SUBSCRIBE Send problems to email@example.com =================================================================== .............................................................................. "Don't anthropomorphize computers. They hate that."