State spends on making Adirondacks more diverse

April, 2019

By Aaron Cerbone

A quarter-million dollars in funding was allocated in the 2019-20 state budget’s Environmental Protection Fund to help increase the diversity of Adirondack people.

On Monday, $250,000 of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s $300 million EPF was set aside for new funding for the Adirondack Diversity Initiative, a volunteer-run, organization-funded coalition of organizations and individuals representing those organizations that has been around since 2015.

The ADI’s goal is to make the Adirondacks more comfortable for people of different ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds to visit and live.

The funding will actually go to the Adirondack North Country Association, which will hire a coordinator to expand outreach and programming. Organizers said they will seek an applicant in the next few months, after they receive the money and develop a plan.

Read the full article in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

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