CAP-21 is committed to supporting sustainable year-round communities in the West Central Adirondacks through its work in economic development, social responsibility and a balance between commerce and nature. CAP-21 accomplishes this through its grants program and the work of its Board and volunteers through a variety of community programs. Since its incorporation in 2001, CAP-21 has brought approximately $11.8 million in grants and project financing to the region.
Among the grant projects and programs recently administered by CAP-21 are:
- NY Main Street Grants Program – providing over 20 businesses with matching funds for essential business improvements;
- Local Waterfront Revitalization Projects – rebuilding the navigation dock in Old Forge and developing a long-term master plan for Arrowhead Park;
- Construction funds for the Otter Lake Fire Department, and assisting the VIEW/ Arts Center with construction financing;
- Trail development grants including TOBIE, West-Central Adirondack Recreational Development Association (WARDA) and the Townsend Trail grants;
- Flower Basket Beautification projects for 20 years;
- Regional Housing Assessment study for Forestport, Webb, Inlet and Long Lake focusing on affordable housing for seniors and workforce;
- 90 Miler Blueway grant providing revitalization projects for the towns and business community along the Adirondack Canoe Classic route; and
- Sponsorship and support of the Old Forge regional Farmers’ Market for over 11 years.
For a summary of grants received, please check out the following: CAP-21 Accomplishments