Project Forward! is being undertaken through a $22,445 competitive grant funded by New York State. No Ossining Town tax dollars are being used for the project.
The state's Municipal Restructuring Fund (MRF) provides local governments assistance in creating permanent property tax reductions through municipal restructuring. Awards are based on projected savings, and local governments are eligible to receive an award of 20% of the net present value calculation. The MRF tracks projects through four phases: Charter, Development, Small Scale Implementation, and Full Scale Implementation.
As can be deduced from this website, we are currently in the 'Development' Phase of the process, which means engaging the community on the concepts for its reaction.