The online grants portal is open for NYS Canal System Tourism Infrastructure & Event Grants. Funding is open to counties, municipalities, units of local government, not-for-profit organizations and federally recognized Native American tribes. Applications are due on Friday, April 1, 2022.
The grant program includes two funding categories:
  • Event Support: $500 to $15,000 Award Range
  • Tourism Infrastructure & Amenity Support: $5,000 to $24,000 Award Range
Applicants may apply for one or both categories.
New York State Canal Corporation, through the Reimagine the Canals initiative, and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor have teamed up to launch the new competitive grant program to support tourism and recreation along the New York State Canal System, including canal waterways and Canalway Trail.