Modified: January 4, 2019 10:37am

Latest News

  • County Executive works with Legislature Democratic Majority to provide an additional $600,000 in funding for specific road, community development projects in Buffalo, Lackawanna, Tonawanda


    $1.2 million secured for anti-poverty initiatives; $600,000 in funding for body cameras for EC Sheriff’s Office, additional anti-opioid and Lead Hazard Reduction funding included


    Economic Development, Cultural Funding Protected for work at Angola Agribusiness Park, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

    May 23, 2019 4:10pm
  • Today, Erie County Executive Mark C.

    May 23, 2019 12:05pm
  • First time this training has been offered in EC; EC Office for Public Advocacy,

    Town of Cheektowaga PD join ECCPS in collaborative effort

    May 23, 2019 10:20am
  • May is Foster Care Month; Poloncarz, Cannon Join with Foster Care Agencies to Raise Awareness on Need for Foster Families, Recognize Work of Foster Care Advocates  

    May 21, 2019 2:25pm
  • Holocaust survivor and family escaped Nazis; he enlisted in U.S. Army, returned to Europe, was awarded the Bronze Star after seeing combat in the Battle of the Bulge, participating in liberation of Buchenwald concentration camp  


    Now retired from career in the hospitality industry, Lewy is an author and speaker, presenting to University Express classes and local schoolchildren on the consequences of hatred


    May 20, 2019 3:51pm

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Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the selection of thirteen municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2019 Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) application. The application, which will be submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval, recommends a total Erie County expenditure of $1,522,628 for the projects, an investment which will leverage $1,463,560 in local funds and in-kind resources.


“The Community Development Block Grant awards are meant to spur communities to invest in projects that improve the infrastructure and quality of life in our cities and towns. These funds, leveraged with other funding secured by the municipalities involved, provide the impetus for improvements all around Erie County,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “As I said in my ‘Initiatives for a Smart Economy 2.0’ address, CDBG funds serve a critical role in revitalizing our area, and I look forward to the completion of the projects listed for 2019.”


The Erie County Consortium consists of 34 municipalities, generally located outside of the City of Buffalo and the first-ring suburbs. The selected projects are targeted toward a variety of buildings and public infrastructure improvements which primarily benefit low- and moderate-income residents.


The 2019 projects include:


  • ·         Village of Lancaster - Smart Growth Improvements – Central Avenue -$201,215
  • ·         City of Lackawanna –Milling and Paving of Holbrook Street - $100,000
  • ·         City of Tonawanda – Gibson and Wheeler Street Sanitary Sewer Lining - $100,000
  • ·         Town of Brant – Senior Center Improvements Project - $100,000
  • ·         Town of North Collins – Lawtons Waterline Installation Project - $100,000
  • ·         Town of Evans – Senior Center Renovations -$100,000
  • ·         Town of West Seneca – Road Milling and Paving of Emporium Avenue, Eldred Avenue and Gordon Avenue - $100,000
  • ·         Town of Boston – ADA Modifications to North Boston Town Park Restroom   Building  - $100,000
  • ·         Town of Lancaster – Senior Center and ADA Improvements - $51,413
  • ·         Town of Sardinia – Manion Park ADA Restroom Improvements - $100,000
  • ·         Village of Springville – Well #1 Replacement - $100,000
  • ·         Village of Gowanda – Hollywood Theater Renovations - $100,000
  • ·         Various Communities - Rural Transit Service: $270,000


The projects were recommended for funding by a 14-member Selection Committee, including 11 Supervisors and Mayors from Consortium communities and three members of the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning. The Committee reviewed a total of 28 projects seeking $2,577,947 in federal assistance.




For more information:


On the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, visit   http://www2.erie.gov/environment/




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