In December 2016 the Village of Sleepy Hollow was awarded a $59,929 grant by the New York State Department of State for the new Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. The grant was funded under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.
The grant program under which we are funded had a 50% match, requiring that the Village contribute at least as much to the project as the grant amount. A portion of the Village’s $59,929 share will be in-kind contributions – or donated volunteer work. By assigning a dollar value to the many hours of work our residents will volunteer to the project, Sleepy Hollow will essentially “work off” almost $16,000 of our share of the cost so that only $44,071 of it has to come from our tax dollars.
The grant money will be used to pay the consulting firm whose professional expertise in planning, urban design, environmental analysis, transportation, economic development and recreation is necessary to guide the project. The consultants will review Sleepy Hollow’s history and existing plans; guide our community to develop a vision for the village; inventory Sleepy Hollow’s assets, resources, issues and opportunities; develop a strategic plan with policies to guide our actions towards realizing the vision we have agreed on; record projects and actions that must be taken to implement our plan.