Marsh Creek Greenway Entering Phase 2 Application
Tioga County Risk Manager Marc Rice and Commissioner Eric Coolidge joined Home Page Vice-President Sara Vogt in the studio to share the updated news of the Marsh Creek Greenway project.
Tioga County has been selected as a finalist for the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA’s) Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC). Over 500 organizations applied for this money, and Tioga County is in the top 60 being considered at this time. The EDA BBBRC is a two-phase competition process that provides regional Coalitions with $100 million to implement a project cluster. Suppose Tioga County’s portion of the BBBRC application is successful. In that case, funds will be used to construct the Patterson Trailhead Facility and 1.5 miles of non-motorized trail from the Patterson Trailhead to Hilboldt Road. The estimated budget for this portion of the project is $7,118,754.78. Tioga County has been awarded $3,540,400.00 in State grants and will be including a $3,578,354.78 ask in the BBBRC application.
To put together a competitive Phase two application, Tioga County is reaching out to local hotels, restaurants, and businesses to complete the attached ED beneficiary form to include with our application. The EDA will use this form to score the phase two application. It is essential to show the projected economic impact of the Marsh Creek Greenway project for your business. This information could include creating new jobs (jobs creation could be over a several-year period to allow time for the full financial benefit of the MCG to be documented), saving jobs, and generating private investment.
Please visit this link if you have not filled out the ED beneficiary form and would like to do so. They have requested that the forms be mailed or emailed by February 7th, 2022.
For more information, please call Julie Henry (570) 724-1920, Kristin Hamilton (570) 723-8232, or Marc Rice (570) 723-8207.