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Grants boost Erie Canal

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ALBANY, N.Y.--With funding support from Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, ten innovative education and preservation projects will get off the ground this year.

Congressman Paul Tonko joined representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to announce $65,630 in grants, which will be matched by an additional $478,000 in private and public project funding raised by grant recipients.

"I'm thrilled to hear that these fantastic organizations will be strengthened in their efforts to maintain the history of the Erie Canal and the rich character of upstate New York," said U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

The three organizations in the Capital Region receiving grants are the Albany Institute of History and Art, the Preservation League of New York State, and the NYS Folklore Society.

"Using heritage resources for community and economic development is a smart strategy for Albany and for the region. We have so much here to build upon and showcase—kudos to the Erie Canalway and its grant partners for advancing this work," said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan.

For more information on the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor click here.

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