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Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee Sets January 27, 2014 Deadline for Project Applications

Contact:
Lou Paonessa
(716) 286-6651
louis.paonessa@nypa.gov


November 15, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee has set January 27, 2014 as the deadline for submission of projects to be considered in the next round of funding.  

The committee has approved 32 projects to date, totaling more than $11 million, toward the establishment of the Niagara River Greenway in Erie County.  It is composed of one representative from Erie County, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority (NYPA).

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee receives funds from NYPA, as part of the relicensing of NYPA’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant in 2007.  During the 50-year term of the license, the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee will receive $2 million a year.

More information regarding the application is available at the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee website at http://niagara.nypa.gov/RelicensingGreenwayFunds/BuffaloErieGreenway/BECGFProtocols2014Schedule.pdf.

About NYPA:

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 has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA 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 visit www.nypa.gov or follow us on Twitter @NYPAenergy, Facebook, Instagram, Wordpress, and LinkedIn.




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