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 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.
“As the pandemic continues to present abnormal challenges it is especially gratifying to support diverse canal inspired innovations. We are so pleased to make these timely investments and contribute to the resilience of our canal communities,” said Bob Radliff, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
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.
The Village of Brockport received an award of $4,830 to enhance Brockport’s self-guided walking tour by upgrading tour materials and interpretive panels, and the Village of Medina received an award of $10,500 to develop and install an ADA accessible kayak launch located on the Erie Canal in the heart of downtown Medina.
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