The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Electric Tower Building, 535 Washington St. (second-floor glass conference room), Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public.
The meeting agenda includes announcements of awards on proposals under consideration for this round of funding.
The committee is comprised of one representative from Erie County, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and the New York Power Authority.
All applications for consideration at the meeting are listed below, were submitted by the Jan. 26 deadline and reviewed at the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee meeting Feb. 24.
2015 Project Application Listing & Sponsor
Guidelines and instructions for projects seeking funding from the committee are posted at niagara.nypa.gov. Project submission questions should be directed to Carol Jasen Sampson, community relations representative, NYPA, at [email protected].
The Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receives funds from the Power Authority as part of a settlement agreement in 2007 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.
NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. NYPA 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. More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower.
For more information, visit www.nypa.gov.