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The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association is currently accepting applications for its 2021 Strategic Initiatives Program, which supports projects with a focus on conservation and development of natural, recreational, cultural and historical resources throughout the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. The deadline for submission is January 10, 2021.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association supports and promotes the Ohio & Erie Canalway national Heritage Area and Towpath Trail. Through the strategic initiatives program, more than $10 million have been awards to projects, plans and programs within the Canalway, matched with more than $35 million from private, local, state, and other non-federal funding sources. This has allowed the Ohio & Erie Canalway to contribute to the construction of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, America’s Byway, visitor services and more throughout the Canalway.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway works with local partners throughout the National Heritage Area in Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, Tuscarawas, and a portion of Wayne Counties. Eligible applicants include State of Ohio political subdivisions, nonprofit organizations, and other persons or projects that fall within the boundaries of the 110-mile Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area. A map of the National Heritage Area and other eligibility requirements can be found online at: ohioanderiecanalway.com/learn/strategic-initiatives.
For more information about this program and how to apply, please contact George Ebey, strategic initiatives coordinator for the Ohio & Erie Canalway, at 330-374-5657, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area designated by Congress to help preserve and celebrate the rails, trails, landscapes, towns and sites that grew up along the first 110 miles of the canal that helped Ohio and our nation grow.