City of Tonawanda Selected to Receive State Smart Growth Community Funds

October 17, 2018

KENMORE, NY — Assemblyman Robin Schimminger (D-C-I-Kenmore) welcomed the announcement that the City of Tonawanda is one of four communities that have been selected to receive Smart Growth Community Funds, state funding earmarked to go toward sustainable economic development projects in Western New York municipalities.

The City of Tonawanda will receive an award of up to $2.5 million, with possible projects focusing on building upon the city’s strategic waterfront location on the Erie Canal and Niagara River to improve opportunities for both residents and visitors.

“I am pleased that the City of Tonawanda has been selected to receive this additional state funding to enhance our already-beautiful waterfront areas,” Schimminger said. “As our region moves forward, I look forward to seeing what opportunities this funding brings the city.”

In addition to the City of Tonawanda, the three other Western New York municipalities slated to receive funding this year are the villages of Alfred, Fredonia and Lancaster. Smart Growth Community Funds are awarded in the state each year to support various economic and community development opportunities throughout Western New York.