2017 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Event and Festival Sponsorship Program Grants Available

Erie Canalway, in partnership with the NYS Canal Corporation, offers a limited number of sponsorships of up to $500 for events or festivals that showcase the Canalway Corridor's nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and trails today. Municipalities or nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations are eligible.

During 2017, communities throughout the Corridor will celebrate the Bicentennial of the commencement of construction of the New York State Canal system. Event of festival proposals that significantly acknowledge the canal’s 200th anniversary will be given priority consideration. We strongly encourage this year’s applicants to consider including Bicentennial-themed events as part of their proposals.

Please contact Brian Yates, Program Manager at (518) 237-7000, ext. 220 or brian_yates@partner.nps.org with any questions.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2017