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Complete lists of 2012 funded projects

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Complete list of 2012 funded projects under New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's regional economic development council program.
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$90.2 million awarded to 82 Projects

North Country

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LeadingtheEconomic RenaissanceofNew York’sSmall Citiesand Rural Communities

NorthCountryRegionalEconomicDevelopment CouncilProgress Report 2012

CFA #

County

Applicant

Project Title

Description

Agency

Total CFA
Award

19599

Clinton

Clinton County

Infrastructure ImprovementsClinton County will replace water main lines to service existing
residential and commercial areas.

ESD

$200,000

16129

Clinton

North Country Cultural
Center for the Arts

Strand Theatre Restoration

The North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will complete the
restoration of the historic Strand Theatre by making critical
improvements to dressing rooms and the basement, and by
installing staging resources, including the required fire curtain.
The main chandelier will be replicated and will require structural
improvements to ensure its safe installation and to replicate the
pulley system that raises and lowers it. This final phase will
complete the restoration of the theatre.

ESD, Parks

$555,175

18272

Clinton

Village of Rouses Point

Implementation of Essex and
Clinton Counties Waterfront
Plan: Advancing Key Clinton
County Tourism Development
Projects

The Village of Rouses Point, in cooperation with waterfront
communities in Clinton County, will advance projects from the
Essex and Clinton County's Waterfront Plan and other
community plans. Projects include a visitor center and museum
at the Delaware and Hudson Railway Station in Rouses Point;
a community vision and action plan for the Town of Champlain;
a feasibility and market analysis for redevelopment of key sites
in the Rouses Point downtown; and advancement of ongoing
local projects.

DOS

$700,000

18038

Clinton, Essex

BOCES Clinton Essex
Warren & Washington
Counties

Manufacturing Technician
Training

BOCES Clinton, Essex, Warren & Washington Counties will
train 25 unemployed workers for Assembling Industry
Manufacturing and Education (AIME) and Manufacturing Skill
Standards Council (MSCS) Certified Production Technician
Certification.

DOL

$100,000

15216

Clinton, Essex,
Franklin, Warren,
Washington

Town of Moriah

Lake Champlain Nonpoint
Source Pollution Sub-
watershed Assessment and
Management Plan

The Town of Moriah, with the Champlain Watershed
Improvement Coalition of New York, will develop a Non-Point
Source Assessment Plan for Lake Champlain sub-
F27watersheds in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Warren and
Washington counties. The Plan will establish criteria to
prioritize water quality impairments for sub-watersheds and
evaluate the economic benefit of clean water and include
recommendations to help protect water quality that supports the
million dollar tourism industry in Lake Champlain.

DOS

$200,000

13749

Essex

Adirondack Meat
Company

Adirondack Meat Company
Expansion

AMC will construct and equip a USDA slaughterhouse and
meat processing facility in Ticonderoga and return processed
meat to area farmers.

ESD

$300,000

18986

Essex

Adirondack Mountain
Club

Heart Lake Program Center
Upgrades

The Adirondack Mountain Club will renovate and upgrade the
High Peaks Information Center facility, including construction of
an additional campground loop at the ADK Wilderness
Campground with both tent sites and lean-tos, and include
related infrastructure such as a well, washhouse and septic.

This portal to the Adirondack Park’s most popular public lands

is the gateway for approximately 75,000 visitors annually and
includes the busiest hiking trailhead in New York State.

Parks

$221,073

16336

Essex

Essex County Industrial
Development Agency

Adirondack Meat Company

The Essex County Industrial Development Agency will use
funds to assist the Adirondack Meat Company (AMC) with its
$1.3 million project to construct and equip a 7,500 square foot
USDA inspected slaughterhouse and meat processing facility in
Ticonderoga.

Ag & Mkts

$165,000

Executive Chamber State of New York Confidential

12/19/2012

Page 1

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CFA #

County

Applicant

Project Title

Description

Agency

Total CFA
Award

16041

Essex

Essex County Office of
Community ResourcesPort Henry Water and Sewer
Improvements

The Village of Port Henry will replace 1,371 linear feet of water
line and 1,686 linear feet of sewer line, and install eight new
fire hydrants.

HCR

$600,000

19517

Essex

Housing Assistance
Program of Essex
County, Inc.

Village of Port Henry: 4316
Main Street

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc. will
renovate an historic building located in the Village of Port
Henry. The award will be used to redevelop 4316 Main Street
as a mixed-use property with retail on the first floor and two
senior citizen apartments on the second.

HCR

$150,000

18501

Essex

International Paper
Ticonderoga Mill

Natural Gas Energy
Conversion

Plant conversion from #6 heating fuel to natural gas including
equipment modifications for new natural gas line, or use of
liquified natural gas.

ESD,
NYSERDA

$1,750,000

18610

Essex

Town of Moriah

Construction of Bulwagga Bay
Shoreline Stabilization and
Preparation of Strategic Plan
for Recreational Facilities

The Town of Moriah will restore the municipal beach and
campground at Bulwagga Bay by stabilizing its severely eroding
shoreline. This will stabilize the shoreline, maintain public
waterfront access, allow for recreational use, and enhance the
character of the campground. The Town will also work with the
Village of Port Henry to develop a strategic plan for their
recreational facilities that evaluates redevelopment potential
and management options for increasing usage of these
facilities.

DOS

$249,815

14824

Essex

Town of Wilmington

Construction of Waterfront
Parks Improvements and
Preparation of Sustainable
Hamlet Expansion Plan

The Town of Wilmington will construct improvements to three
waterfront parks: Lake Everest Park; Heritage Park; and a
small pocket park on the north side of the historic Route 86
bridge. The Town will also develop a hamlet expansion plan in
order to promote sustainable economic development while
protecting natural resources and preventing sprawl-type
development.

DOS

$251,150

14515

Essex

Village of Lake Placid

Chubb River Dam Removal
and Restoration

The Village of Lake Placid will use GIGP funding to remove an
existing dam, restore approximately 1,200 linear feet of natural
stream bed and riparian buffers, and construct almost 1 acre of
additional wetlands. The project will restore habitat, improve,
and protect water quality in conjunction with the Village's
replacement of an aged trunk sewer system.

EFC

$1,012,006

18879

Essex, Clinton

Essex County

Implementing the Ausable
Watershed Management Plan

The Ausable River Association (AsRA), in cooperation with the
watershed communities, will advance key recommendations of
the Ausable River Watershed Management Plan. This will
enhance outreach on water quality protection and watershed
stewardship; implement priority stream restoration projects; re-
design highway culverts, and prepare communities for future
flood events through a strategy to protect public safety and
infrastructure while preserving water quality and ecological
functions.

DOS

$217,950

15306

Essex, Franklin

Town of North Elba

Comprehensive Plan
Preparation

The Town of North Elba and the Village of Saranac Lake will
develop a plan to address a number of key issues including:
parking and vehicular circulation; worker housing;
diversification of economic activities; and marketing of the
region. It will aslo will develop multi-use recreational sites on
capped landfills in close proximity to their downtowns as a
mode of infill recreational development for these communities
in the North Country.

DOS,
Parks

$463,200

16692

Franklin

The Wild Center

Wild Walk

The Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks will construct
an elevated boardwalk and timber towers for walking tours and
views at the Wild Center Museum.

ESD

$1,000,000

19849

Franklin

Tupper Lake
Crossroads LLC

Crossroads Redevelopment
Project

Tupper Lake Crossroads, LLC will conduct studies to rebuild a
Tupper Lake hotel and restaurant.

ESD

$36,000

13820

Franklin

Village of Malone

Preparation and
Implementation of the Salmon
River Watershed Management
Plan and LWRP

The Village of Malone, in cooperation with the Salmon River
watershed communities and the Franklin County Soil & Water
Conservation District, will continue the preparation and
implementation of the Salmon River Watershed Management
Plan and the Salmon River Local Waterfront Revitalization
Program. This involves rehabilitation of Bill King Memorial
Park and completion of a Master Plan for Malone Village
Recreation Park and West Street Playground.

DOS

$21,000

19412

Franklin

Village of Malone

Village of Malone Wastewater
Facilities Engineering Study

The Village of Malone will complete an engineering report for
the Town wastewater treatment plant to assess improvements
to the existing digester complex.

DEC

$25,000

Executive Chamber State of New York Confidential

12/19/2012

Page 2

North Country

46

CFA #

County

Applicant

Project Title

Description

Agency

Total CFA
Award

18487

Franklin

Village of Tupper Lake

The Village of Tupper Lake
Biomass Fired District Energy
System

The Village of Tupper Lake will complete the design and
engineering of a new biomass (wood) fired district heating
system for buildings in the Village of Tupper Lake.

NYSERDA

$300,000

18267Franklin, Hamilton,
Herkimer

Village of Tupper Lake

Advancing Tourism
Infrastructure Development
and Marketing

The Village and Town of Tupper Lake, in cooperation with the
other communities along the waterway route of the Adirondack

Canoe Classic (“90-Miler”), will implement priority projects
identified in Tupper Lake’s Waterfront Revitalization Strategy,

the Raquette River Blueway Trail Plan, and the 90-Miler
Blueway Trail Strategy.

DOS

$445,000

16358

Hamilton

Adirondack Museum

Exhibition Master Plan:
Alternatives Analysis

The Adirondack Museum (AM), located at Blue Mountain Lake,
is one of the largest museums in upstate New York and one of
the most prominent attractions in the Adirondacks. The
Museum will commission a study to model different operating
scenarios outlined in their 2012 Exhibition Master Plan. The
study will also include an economic impact analysis on the
effect of the implementation the EMP will have on the region.

Arts

$50,625

18361

Hamilton

Adirondack Museum

Wood Pellet Boiler System

The Adirondack Historical Association will develop a wood
pellet boiler system using thermal storage.

ESD

$130,000

17144

Hamilton

Indian Lake Theater,
Inc.

Indian Lake Theater Project

The Indian Lake Theater, Inc. will rehabilitate the movie theater
in the Town of Indian Lake. The award will be used to replace
the HVAC system, improve roofing, weatherization,
accessibility and repair the marquee.

HCR

$62,723

15963

Hamilton

Sagamore Institute of
the Adirondacks

Great Camp Sagamore
Restorations

The Sagamore Institute of the Adirondacks will rehabilitate
Great Camp Sagamore, an architectural masterpiece dating
from 1897 and located in Raquette Lake. Several of its 27
National Historic Landmark designated buildings will be
improved by replacing or repairing roofs, restoring bark exterior
sheathing, repairing chimney masonry and conserving rustic
detail. This project will preserve Sagamore's historic buildings,
a tourism destination and a vital business partner in the local
economy.

Parks

$238,650

16948

Hamilton

Slic Network Solutions

Long Lake Next Generation
Broadband

SLIC Network Solutions will install broadband in Long Lake and
surrounding areas.

ESD

$1,370,000

16161

Hamilton

Town of Inlet

Design and Construct
Improvements to Arrowhead
Park

The Town of Inlet will undertake design and construction of
enhancements to Arrowhead Park, a waterfront park in the
Hamlet of Inlet and important community center in the Route 28
corridor of the Central Adirondacks. Improvements will include:
enhancements to public restrooms; landscaping; lighting;
parking; sidewalks; as well as the reconstruction of two historic
buildings and relocation of existing tennis courts to increase
green space.

DOS

$248,000

18071

Hamilton, Franklin,
Essex, Warren, St.
Lawrence, Clinton,
Herkimer,
Onondaga

Adirondack Lakes
Center for the Arts

Adirondack Lakes Summer
Theater Festival

Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts will present The
'Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival' (ALSTF), a one-
of-a-kind touring theatre festival covering 2,000 square miles of
the Adirondack Park. ALSTF features professional actors and
community performers in six different productions, with over 60
performances in 20 towns throughout the Adirondack region
and Central New York. Through the ALSTF apprentice program
local actors, musicians and technicians also spend the summer
studying with professionals in the productions.

Arts

$150,000

17926Hamilton, Fulton

Hamilton County

Hamilton County Broadband
Phase II

The project will invest $2.1 million in broadband connectivity to
most hamlets in the county, where none previously existed.

ESD

$1,700,000

16335

Jefferson

Cape Vincent Local
Development
Corporation

Club Street Waterfront
Development

Cape Vincent Local Development Corporation will renovate a
commercial building located at 335/337 Club Street in the
Village of Cape Vincent. The award will be used to renovate the
first floor to accommodate two commercial spaces and to
construct two additional floors to accommodate four residential
units.

HCR

$200,000

16427

Jefferson

Carthage Industrial
Development
Corporation

Carthage Downtown
Revitalization Program

Carthage Industrial Development Corporation will aid in the
renovation of two buildings in the Village of Carthage. The
award will be used for streetscape improvements, and interior
and exterior renovations to three commercial and 11 residential
units.

HCR

$200,000

Executive Chamber State of New York Confidential

12/19/2012

Page 3

North Country

47

CFA #

County

Applicant

Project Title

Description

Agency

Total CFA
Award

17179

Jefferson

City of Watertown

Anaerobic Digester Project

This project will de-commission the current sludge incinerator
at the City of Watertown's Pollution Control Plant. The current
system will be replaced with an expanded anaerobic digester
and micro-turbine that will produce alternative energy on-site.

NYSERDA

$585,646

18908

Jefferson

COR Route 26
Company

Carthage Apartments

COR Route 26 Company will construct 364 apartment units to
expand housing for the Fort Drum-Watertown area.

ESD

$2,000,000

19418

Jefferson

Current Applications

Current Applications
Expansion Project

Current Application will expand its facility and purchase
equipment for a new product line.

ESD

$140,000

19167

Jefferson

Jefferson County

Airport Business Center at
Watertown International AirportJefferson County will continue to develop the Airport Business
Center to support Watertown-Fort Drum travel.

ESD

$1,000,000

19071

Jefferson

Jefferson County
Industrial Development
Agency

Maple Court Rehabilitation

Acquisition and rehabilitation of an existing 92-unit affordable
apartment complex in Watertown to preserve the affordability of
housing for current and future tenants. Renovations include
interior/exterior work, including new windows, façade
improvements select ADA compliance work, kitchens,
bathrooms, doors and lighting.

ESD

$5,400,000

19002

Jefferson

Madison Barracks

Madison Barracks Water
Infrastructure Project

Replacement of a deteriorating water main serving the Madison
Barracks Complex in the Village of Sackets Harbor.

ESD

$500,000

19019

Jefferson

Norstar Development
USA LP

Creekwood Phase II

Norstar Development USA will construct multi-family housing to
expand housing for the Fort Drum-Watertown housing area.

ESD

$3,000,000

18195

Jefferson

The Town of AlexandriaWater Infrastructure ProjectPlanning design and construction of a public water supply in the
Town of Alexandria.

ESD

$500,000

17564

Jefferson

The Town of Orleans

Orleans Water Infrastructure
Project

Planning design and construction of a public water supply in the
Town of Orleans.

ESD

$500,000

19749

Jefferson

Thousand Islands Land
Trust

Otter Creek Preserve Nature
Trail

The Thousand Islands Land Trust will construct a 1.5-mile
nature trail that will meander across the mainland parcel of the
Otter Creek Preserve. The path will allow for walking, biking,
cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Visitors can view
areas of natural geomorphological activity.

Parks

$110,774

16449

Jefferson

Timeless Frames

Timeless Vertical Integration
and Manufacturing ExpansionLCO Destiny, LLC will renovate existing buildings for
manufacturing and to purchase new machinery.

ESD

$260,000

16506

Jefferson

Town of Champion

Town of Champion Collection
System Replacement
Engineering Study

The Town of Champion will complete an engineering report to
assess the replacement of the sewer line serving the Carthage
Central School, residents along NYS Route 126 and Cole
Road. An extension along Cole Road will also be considered in
the report.

DEC

$30,000

19238

Jefferson

Town of Clayton

Preparation of Chaumont River
Corridor Waterfront
Revitalization Strategy

The Towns of Clayton, Orleans and Lyme, in the Thousand
Islands Region of Jefferson County, will develop a
comprehensive regional strategy for revitalization of the
Chaumont River Corridor stretching from the Hamlet of
LaFargeville through Chaumont Bay. The creation of the
regional strategy for revitalization within the area will become
the foundation for future economic and community
development.

DOS

$15,775

16649

Jefferson

Town of Henderson

Town of Henderson
Decentralized Collection and
Treatment Engineering Study

The Town of Henderson will complete an engineering report to
explore options for a decentralized wastewater treatment
system to serve the waterfront homeowners around Henderson
Bay and a conventional treatment and collection system for the
commercial core.

DEC

$30,000

17767

Jefferson

Town of Orleans

Town of Orleans Wastewater
Engineering Study

The Town of Orleans will complete an engineering report to
evaluate the existing wastewater collection and treatment
system servicing the Thousand Islands Park Sewer District.

DEC

$30,000

18448

Jefferson

Village of Alexandria
Bay

Village of Alexandria Bay
Wastewater Improvement
Engineering Study

The Village of Alexandria Bay will complete an engineering
report that will prioritize the areas of the wastewater collection
and treatment system in need of improvements.

DEC

$30,000

19410

Jefferson

Village of Carthage

Village of Carthage
Wastewater Engineering Study

The Village of Carthage will complete an engineering report to
identify options for upgrading the current municipal wastewater
treatment facility.

DEC

$30,000

18897Jefferson, Lewis,
St. Lawrence

Development Authority
of the North Country

North Country
Telecommunications Loan
Fund

This project will create a loan fund to support the last mile build
out of telecommunications in Jefferson, Lewis and St.
Lawrence Counties.

ESD

$500,000

Executive Chamber State of New York Confidential

12/19/2012

Page 4

North Country

48

CFA #

County

Applicant

Project Title

Description

Agency

Total CFA
Award

19609

Jefferson, Lewis,
St. Lawrence,
Franklin, Hamilton,
Essex, Clinton

Adirondack Economic
Development
Corporation Inc AEDC

Community Transformation
Tourism Fund

The Adirondack Economic Development Council will manage a
tourism fund for the region.

ESD

$2,000,000

18928

Jefferson,
Oswego,
Onondaga,
Madison, Cortland,
Broome

Thousand Islands
Regional Tourism
Development
Corporation

I-81 Corridor Marketing

Thousand Islands Regional Tourism Development Corporation
received a grant to use the existing infrastructure base of
Interstate 81 and resulting natural traffic flows to encourage
additional business for communities, attractions and
businesses along the Interstate.

ESD

$84,000

19860

Jefferson,
Oswego, St.
Lawrence, Clinton,
Essex, Franklin,
Lewis, Hamilton,
Warren

Thousand Islands
Regional Tourism
Development
Corporation

I Love NY Fishing

Thousand Islands Regional Tourism Development Corporation
received a grant to increase out-of-state fishing tourism to
northern sections of New York State.

ESD

$60,000

18877

Jefferson, St.
Lawrence,
Franklin, Clinton,
Essex, Lewis

Celtic Energy Farm
LLC

Cape Vincent Green Energy
Willow Project

Celtic Energy Farm, LLC, will plant and grow willow trees on
3,500 acres to support the region's renewable willow industry.

ESD

$470,000

16858

Lewis

Lewis County
Development
Corporation

Croghan Dam Restoration
Initiative

The Lewis County Development Corporation will acquire the
Croghan Dam and oversee upgrades to bring the dam
compliance with current DEC codes and requirements.

ESD

$375,000

18042

Lewis

Lewis County
Development
Corporation

Lyons Falls Mill Site
Redevelopment

The Lewis County Development Corporation will demolish
buildings and remediate a Brownfield site.

ESD

$1,000,000

19478

Lewis

Lewis County General
Hospital

Dialysis Center

Lewis County General hospital will construct a new building to
house a dialysis facility on the hospital campus.

ESD

$300,000

13867

Lewis

Snow Belt Housing
Company, Inc.

The Gateway Project

Snow Belt Housing Company, Inc. will redevelop the former
County Jail in the Village of Lowville into eight supportive
housing units as well as office space.

HCR

$200,000

17341

Lewis

Town of Turin

Town and Village of Turin
Wastewater Planning and
Preliminary Engineering Study

The Town of Turin will complete an engineering report to
explore the wastewater collection and treatment options within
the Village of Turin and other areas of the Town.

DEC

$24,000

16130

Lewis

Village of Lyons Falls

Village of Lyons Falls
Engineering Study

The Village of Lyons Falls will complete an engineering report
to assess the condition and capacity of the existing wastewater
treatment and collection system.

DEC

$30,000

19821

Lewis, Jefferson,
St. Lawrence,
Hamilton, Clinton,
Franklin, Essex

United Helpers
Management Company
and Sparx Corp

North Country Food Hub

United Helpers Management Company will establish a regional
food hub and network in Canton.

ESD

$350,000

21451

Multiple

Development Authority
of the North Country

Network Broadband
Connection of 911 Centers

The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC)
received a grant to connection high-speed broadband services
to 21 public emergency locations across Jefferson, St.
Lawrence, Lewis, Franklin, Essex, and Clinton Counties. The
network will interconnect 911 centers, public emergency
locations, and critical public emergency communications
towers. In addition to the North Country Public Emergency
Network will provide broadband services to 20 municipalities
across the same 6 counties.

ESD

$2,222,000

14518

St. Lawrence

Business Development
Corp for a Greater
Massena

Massena Industrial Park Rail
Access

The Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena
will construct a new rail spur to serve an existing industrial park
in Massena.

ESD

$209,000

17251

St. Lawrence

Business Development
Corporation for a
Greater Massena

Massena's Historic Downtown
Core: Anchors and Gateways

Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena will
renovate 19 buildings in the Village of Massena. The award will
be used for streetscape improvements and renovations to the
interiors and exteriors of 32 commercial and three residential
units.

HCR

$250,000

17133

St. Lawrence

Curran Renewable
Energy LLC

Wood Fire Combustion
Productivity Improvements

Curran Renewable Energy will invest in a wood fire combustion
system to support the company's wood pellet manufacturing
operation.

ESD

$168,000

19378

St. Lawrence

North Country Housing
Council, Inc.

Canton Downtown ProjectNorth Country Housing Council, Inc. will renovate the interiors
of two commercial and two residential units in the Village of
Canton.

HCR

$200,000

Executive Chamber State of New York Confidential

12/19/2012

Page 5

North Country

49

CFA #

County

Applicant

Project Title

Description

Agency

Total CFA
Award

19203

St. Lawrence

St Lawrence Brewing
Company

St. Lawrence Brewing
Company Energy Recovery
System

The St. Lawrence Brewing Company will construct an energy-
recovery system in the brew house and purchase a fuel efficient
vehicle for sales staff.

ESD

$65,000

17353

St. Lawrence

St Lawrence County

Trail Development ProjectThe project will invest in a multi-use recreational trail in the
county.

ESD

$250,000

19327

St. Lawrence

St Lawrence County
IDA Local Development
Corporation

Massena Lots 18 and 19
Improvements

The St. Lawrence County IDA will renovate two buildings in the
Massena Industrial Park.

ESD

$60,000

17449

St. Lawrence

St Lawrence County
Industrial Development
Agency

Canton Industrial Park
Expansion Projects

The St. Lawrence County IDA will invest to expand water,
sewer, and utilities in the Canton Industrial Park and construct
a business incubator building.

ESD

$470,000

17588

St. Lawrence

St Lawrence County
Industrial Development
Agency

J L Environmental Assessment
and Preliminary Engineering
for Building Demolition

The St. Lawrence County IDA will demolish a blighted building
and do an assessment for site redevelopment.

ESD

$175,000

14589

St. Lawrence

Town of Russell

Town Hall Roof and Access
Improvements

The Town of Russell will make improvements to its Municipal
Building, including replacing the existing roof, installing a
canopy over the door exit, a lift/elevator, and required electrical
services/lighting, and adding an ADA compliant restroom on
the lower level. This early 20th century building houses the
town office, justice court, community room and post office. The
second floor is a 300-seat theatre that is almost entirely intact
including early projection equipment.

Parks

$117,705

18194

St. Lawrence

Village of Gouverneur

Village of Gouverneur
Wastewater Engineering Study

The Village of Gouverneur will complete an engineering report
to evaluate alternatives for replacing the Dorwin Street
connector sewer that connects Factory Street, Depot Street
and Beckworth Street in the Village.

DEC

$30,000

16988

St. Lawrence

Village of Potsdam

Implementation of the
Raquette River Blueway Trail
Corridor

The Village of Potsdam, in cooperation with the communities in
the Raquette River Blueway Corridor, will implement projects to
make the corridor a more attractive destination for tourism
while promoting enhanced stewardship of the corridor. Work
includes the design of the Raquette Riverwalk in the Village of
Potsdam; outreach on the Raquette River Voluntary
Stewardship Plan; information kiosks along the river corridor;
and a handicapped access ramp and restroom in the Colton
Information Center.

DOS

$143,610

17489

St. Lawrence,
Clinton, Essex

Traditional Arts in
Upstate New York

The Marjorie Lansing Porter
Collection MultiMedia Project

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York will head a multi-partner
regional project to increase awareness of and access to the
'Marjorie L. Porter Collection of North County Folklore', an
important and largely unpublished regional folksong collection.
Project publications, recordings, concerts, and a television
documentary will showcase the Porter Collection and the
beauty and rich cultural heritage of the Adirondacks and
Champlain Valley.

Arts

$139,500

18993

St. Lawrence,
Jefferson

Town of Hammond

Preparation of Thousand
Island Regional Assessment

The Town of Hammond, in partnership with nine other
communities, will undertake the Thousand Island Regional
Assessment. This involves a comprehensive study of the
Thousand Islands Region to be used for designation of a

“Scenic Area of Statewide Significance.” Additional

participating communities include: Town of and Village of
Alexandria Bay; Town and Village of Cape Vincent; Town and
Village of Clayton; Town and Village of Morristown; and Town
of Orleans.

DOS

$75,000

18074

St. Lawrence,
Lewis, Jefferson,
Franklin, Essex,
Clinton, Hamilton

Adirondack North
Country Association

Invisible Factory

Adirondack North Country Association will collaborate with
Traditional Arts in Upstate NY on new program: 'Invisible
Factory'. The program will identify and support the work of the
invisible factory of regional artisans and independent retailers.
The three priorities are to identify emerging and existing
artisans; to develop innovative professional development
programs for the artisans; and expand the annual Buyer's Days
which is a juried trade show.

Arts

$50,000

19874

Warren,
Washington,
Hamilton, Essex,
Herkimer,
Saratoga,
Franklin, Clinton,
St. Lawrence

Adirondack Association
of Towns Villages

The Adirondack Park
Recreation Web Portal Project

The Adirondack Association of Towns Villages received a grant
to create an Adirondack Park Recreation Web Portal designed
to create, market and sustain a web portal and database for
tourism and recreation-related amenities and activities within
the Adirondacks.

ESD

$108,000

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CFA #

County

Applicant

Project Title

Description

Agency

Total CFA
Award

Infrastructure Fund

The North Country Infrastructure Fund will provide resources
necessary to implement critical infrastructure projects including
water, sewer and road or port enhancements. The project will
allow each community to identify its own priorities that are
aligned with the Regional Council Strategic Plan and to
structure projects to support unique local needs. The objective
is to leverage additional funds, attract and retain businesses,
and serve existing and new residents and visitors.

ESD

$2,500,000

Community Renewal Fund

Regional Council working with the NYS HCR’s Office of

Community Renewal will make funding available to eligible
municipalities for Housing Rehabilitation, Public Infrastructure,
Public Facilities and Economic Development activities for the
benefit of low to moderate-income individuals.

HCR

$1,000,000

Low Cost Economic
Development Financing

Federal Industrial Development Bond (IDB) Cap will be made
available for state and local government issuers to sell tax-
exempt bonds for eligible economic development, infrastructure
and community revitalization efforts.

ESD

$44,600,000

Excelsior Jobs Credits

Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits will be reserved for future
projects including business investments in targeted industries
that are within the region and that create or retain jobs, create
capital investment and are consistent with the Strategic Plan.

ESD

$4,500,000

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12/19/2012

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