NBRC received 152 applications this year for the State Economic & Infrastructure Development grant, requesting more than $43,000,000 in funding. NBRC chose 45 applications, funding only 28% of all applications. A total of just under $14M was awarded for federal fiscal year 2019 in this program.
The grants are earmarked for infrastructure connected to the town’s efforts in building and upgrading its recreation economy. Provisions for bike paths that connect trail systems like the town-owned Blueberry Trails to downtown, along with funds for signage, kiosks, and a public pavilion.
The grant also provides funding to help connect the newly consolidated Boquet Valley Central School to nearly 1,400 acres of trails, building upon its unique mountain biking program. “Being able to get the students out on trail in a forty minute P.E. period is a game changer,” said BVCS athletic director Paul Beuhler in an announcement sent to the press.
Map provided by Adirondack Atlas.