The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes adoption of the 2020 grant schedule and revised protocols for applicants who are seeking Greenway project funding.
The committee receives funds from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) as part of the settlement agreement related to the 50-year federal license for the Niagara Power Project in 2007. During the term of the license, the Buffalo and Erie County Standing Committee receives $2 million a year. The committee is composed of one representative from Erie County, the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy and NYPA.