Two Grant Programs

The NYS Canal Corporation, a subsidiary of the NY Power Authority, offers TWO grant programs available to local governments, nonprofits, historic/cultural organizations & indigenous communities to provide funding for capital projects and events across the Canal System. There’s funding to implement projects to spark recreation, tourism, accessibility, environmental stewardship, economic growth and events. Whether it’s improving waterfront amenities, trails or parks; encouraging waterfront development; commemorating Canals heritage or culture; or starting or enhancing an existing event, WE CAN HELP!

An aerial view of the Erie Canal winding through the quaint town of Medina, bordered by vibrant autumn foliage and historic buildings, capturing the serene and picturesque landscape of upstate New York.
An aerial view looking north over the Erie Canalway Trail and Empire State Trail, with the tranquil waters of the Erie Canal winding through the Village of Medina in Orleans County, New York, offering a picturesque scene ideal for outdoor recreation.

NYS Canal System Grants

Making good things happen along the canals.

Canalway Grant Program

The Canalway Grant Program supports Canal-related projects across the NYS Canal System.

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