County awarded $500,000 2010 New York Main Street Program for the Towns of Tusten, Highland, and Delaware   

(Monticello) – County Manager David P Fanslau announced that Sullivan County has been awarded a $500,000 grant through the 2010 New York Main Street Program that is administered by the New York State Trust Fund Corporation Office of Community Renewal.  The Liberty Community development Corporation was also awarded $500,000 through this program.

The 2010 program awarded 38 grants for $15 million.  “Sullivan County is pleased that $1 million will be utilized in four communities within the County,” said Fanslau.

The $500,000 awarded to Sullivan County will be used for Main Street improvements on the Delaware River corridor, including Callicoon, Narrowsburg, and Barryville.  The County’s grant will be administered by the Division of Planning and Environmental Management.

“Our River Corridor Main Streets are an integral component of the County’s economy, said Kathleen LaBuda, Chair of the Planning, Environmental Management, and Real Property Committee.

“The County’s tourism industry will thrive more with the River Corridor Main Streets in such places as Narrowsburg and Callicoon thriving with business opportunities, said David A. Sager, Chairman of the Public Works Committee.

“The grant award is a direct result of the work of many staff members in the County, including the Grants Administration Department.  The Economic revitalization of the River Corridor Main Streets is critical to a well rounded economic development strategy,” concluded Elwin “Woody” Wood, Chairman of the Community and Economic Development Committee.

For more information please contact David Fanslau or Luiz Aragon 807-0450 or 807-0527.

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