These grants provide $500 to $40,000 in funding for the enhancement and protection of the lakes and waterways of Chautauqua County through the 2 percent occupancy tax solely dedicated to water resources within the county.
Applications may be submitted by various groups and organizations including; not-for-profits, governments, businesses and corporations, public and private schools, and all landowners of Chautauqua County.
Successful projects funded under this program include but are not limited to: streambank/shoreline/ditch stabilization, sediment retention basins, watergardens, buffer strips, and habitat improvement projects.
Applications and instructions are available online at www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/519/Project-Funding; or www.planningchautauqua.com by clicking on the watershed management link and navigating to “2% Bed Tax Grants.”
Completed applications are due by 4 p.m. on June 1, 2015 and should be mailed to:
Dave McCoy, Watershed Coordinator
Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development
200 Harrison St., Suite 300
Jamestown, NY 14701.
For more information or assistance with the application process, contact Dave McCoy, Watershed Coordinator, at (716) 661-8915, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.