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Next Meeting and Agenda Announced by Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee

Contact:
Louis Paonessa
716-286-6651
Louis.Paonessa@nypa.gov

March 11, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON — The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Larkin at Exchange, 726 Exchange Street, Suite 525, Buffalo, NY 14210. The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting agenda includes a vote on proposals under consideration for this round of funding.

The committee is composed of one representative from Erie County, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority (NYPA). All applications for consideration at the meeting were submitted by the deadline on January 27 and reviewed at the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee meeting on February 25.

Guidelines and instructions for projects seeking funding from the committee are posted at niagara.nypa.gov. Project submission questions should be directed to Lou Paonessa, community affairs director, NYPA, at louis.paonessa@nypa.gov.

The Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receives funds from the Power Authority as part of a settlement agreement related to the 50-year license received by NYPA for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant in 2007. The committee will receive $2 million a year during the license term.

 

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