New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey announces the agency will hold a series of workshops for municipalities and not-for-profit organizations interested in applying for Environmental Protection Fund grants.
"The Environmental Protection Fund has been critical to the success of a wide variety of environmental and historic preservation projects in communities around our state," Harvey said. "We encourage community members and organizations to attend one of these workshops to learn more about how these grants may help advance their projects."
Under the enacted 2011-12 EPF budget, $12.3 million will be available for the acquisition, planning, development and improvement of parks, historic properties and heritage areas by municipalities and not-for profit organizations. Applications for the highly competitive program will be available June 1. The due date for completed applications is Sept. 1, 2011.
The workshops are free, no pre-registration is required and are scheduled as follows:
Herschell Carousel Museum
180 Thompson St.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
1 to 3 p.m.
Contact Noelle Kardos for more information at 278-1761
Allegany State Park
Summit Warming Hut
ASP Route No. 1
Salamanca, NY 14779
1:30 to 4 p.m.
Contact Lynn LeFeber for more information at 354-9101, ext. 235
Genesee Community College, Lima Campus
7285 Gale Road at Route 15A
Lima, NY 14484
10 a.m. to noon
Contact Karen Ferguson for more information at 585-493-3613
Applications and more information about the grant program are available at http://www.nysparks.state.ny.us/grants.