January 27 Project Submission Deadline for Next Round of Funding for Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee
January 10, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEWISTON—The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee has announced January 27 as the deadline for the submission of projects to be considered in the next round of funding. The committee has approved 19 projects to date, committing more than $7.9 million to the establishment of the Niagara River Greenway in Erie County.
The next meeting of the committee will be on Wednesday, February 22, at 4:30 p.m., at the Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake at Delaware Park in Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda will include project presentations and the election of a new committee chairperson. More information on how to submit a project can be found at: http://niagara.nypa.gov/RelicensingGreenwayFunds/BuffaloErieGreenway/BECGFProtocols.htm
The committee is composed of one representative from Erie County, City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority (NYPA).
The Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receives funds from NYPA, as part of a settlement agreement related to the 50-year license received by NYPA for the Niagara Power Project in 2007. During the term of the license, the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee will receive $2 million a year.
■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.