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Get Involved: Grants and Funding
Turning great ideas and plans into reality requires funds to get the job done. The Erie Canalway offers references for grant opportunities and limited funding for projects that help to achieve the goals set forth in our Preservation and Management Plan.
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Erie Canalway Grants

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This is a competitive grant program which makes awards ranging from $2,000 to $7,000. The grants fund projects that serve to advance the goals and strategies of the Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan. Awards must be matched dollar for dollar.
Application Deadline: The application period is now closed. Announcements for the 2015/16 grant cycle will be made in January 2016.
To discuss your project (recommended) or for more information, contact: Andy Kitzmann, 518-237-7000 x201

2015 grant recipients >
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Fireworks over Rochester Event and Festival Sponsorship Program
2016 applications open in January
Erie Canalway, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, offers a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals that showcase the Canalway Corridor's nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and trails today. Municipalities or nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations are eligible.
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Economic Development Council Awards >>
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) initiative offers major economic development funding across New York. Connect with your regional council to find out more.
Ten Things You Should Know About the CFA >

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  Lock 7-12 Canalfest, Freedom Park Scotia, courtesy Schenectady Chamber  
See results of some ofthe projects we've funded.
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  Need Help?
Contact andy kitzmann at 518-237-7000 ext. 201
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