Erie Canalway Grant Applications Now Available

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boat exits lock 2 on the erie canal in waterfordThe Erie Canalway National Heritage Cooridor has announced that their next round of grant applications are now available.

Organizers are searching for projects or ideas aimed at inspiring people to learn more about New York’s legendary canals, that celebrate the Erie Canal Bicentennial, or that encourages further exploration of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Applications are now being accepted from not-for-profits, municipalities, and federally recognized Native American tribes to request support for projects that advance the organization’s Preservation and Management Plan’s goals and objectives.

This is a competitive grant program which makes reimbursement-based awards ranging from $2,000 to $7,000. A 50/50 match is required.

To learn more about the program, download application materials, and to see a list of prior awarded projects, click here.

Applications are due no later than 4 pm, Friday, October 27th and grant award announcements will be made after the first of the year.

For more information and to discuss potential proposals, applicants should contact Andy Kitzmann, Assistant Director at (518) 237-7000, ext. 201; or

Photo: Boat exits lock 2 on the Erie Canal in Waterford, provided by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

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