NYPA Press Release

Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to Meet February 27 for Presentations of Project Applications

For Immediate Release: 2/13/2020

Contact: Carol Sampson | Carol.Sampson@nypa.gov | (716) 842-3232

BUFFALO - The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange Street, Suite 525, Buffalo, NY 14210.  The meeting is open to the public.

The meeting agenda includes presentations by applicants who are seeking Greenway project funding in the current round of requests.  Awards will be announced at the next meeting, Friday, March 20.

The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee receives funds from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) as part of the settlement agreement related to the 50-year federal relicensing for the Niagara Power Project in 2007.  During the 50-year term of the license, the Committee will receive $2 million a year.  It is composed of one representative from Erie County, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and NYPA.

More information regarding the application is available at the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee website at http://bit.ly/1XA6mTo.

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