The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has announced that 13 non-profit organizations and municipalities will receive Erie Canalway IMPACT! Grants in 2021 totaling $108,787. The grants advance vital work to preserve and showcase canal heritage, educate youth, and welcome all people to explore the canal in their local communities.
The grants range from $1,500 to $12,000 and will leverage an additional $146,630 in private and public project support.
2021 IMPACT! Grant Recipients include:
- Buffalo Maritime Center, Buffalo, The Haudenosaunee and the Erie Canal Exhibit
- Canal Society of New York State, Port Byron, Erie Canal Heritage Park Wayside Signage
- Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango, 3D Scanning and Virtual Tour Development
- City of Amsterdam, Visitor Friendly Enhancements Along Amsterdam’s Waterfront
- Corn Hill Navigation, Pittsford, Birding on the Erie Canal
- Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse, Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project
- Erie Canal Discovery Center/Niagara County Historical Society, Lockport, Building “Locks” of the Erie Canal: History, STEM & the Arts
- Lumber City Development Corporation, North Tonawanda, Gateway Harbor of the Tonawandas Mural Project
- Montezuma Audubon Center, Savannah, Canalway Conservation Corps
- Village of Brockport, Brockport’s Revitalized Interpretations of the Erie Canal
- Village of Medina, ADA Accessible Kayak Launch
- Village of Newark, Mural Refurbishment
- Western New York Land Conservancy, Inc., East Aurora, The Riverline
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has made 96 grants to communities and non-profit organizations since 2008 that have spurred $2.49 million in additional investments in heritage preservation, recreation, and education. IMPACT! Grants are made possible with funding support provided by the National Park Service and the NYS Canal Corporation.
More information is available online.
Photo of Erie Canalway provided.