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2015 Summer "Primetime" Grants Awarded


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Erie County Legislator Thomas Loughran presented Carolyn Schlifke with Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award for May 2018 in recognition of her professional and personal dedication to the...

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Erie County, NY- Erie County Legislator Tom Loughran is pleased to announce that the Erie County Department of Social Services has issued the 2018 Operation Primetime request for proposals for qualified agencies...

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Legislator Thomas A. Loughran (D-Amherst) has voted to assure the WNY Congressional delegation that Meals on Wheels, funded through the Community Block Grant Program, and the Home Energy Assistance Program, commonly known as HEAP, are crucial to...

Legislator Tom Loughran

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined at Camp Centerland in Amherst by Erie County Legislator Tom Loughran (5th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo Board President Gretchen Gross, community leaders, and enthusiastic children enjoying their first day at summer camp as they begin a summer full of recreational fun and learning. Camp Centerland is one of 56 local not-for-profit agencies that are expanding their 2015 summer programming with “Prime Time” grants provided by Erie County. Grants range from $1,993 to $10,000 and help to provide for an adult-supervised environment for the 10-week school summer recess period. Prime Time grants also assist receiving agencies in creating and staffing structured recreational activities that prevent delinquency, increase socialization, and foster respect for authority.

Erie County Legislator Tom Loughran said, “Prime Time grants are an investment in our youth, helping them to enjoy supervised activities in programs all around Erie County for 10 weeks each summer. This is a great example of how Erie County government works with partners in the not-for-profit sector to provide the services that residents expect and rely on, with expanded opportunities for children to learn, participate, and socialize in safe environments with their friends.”

Programs receiving funding are asked to operate from 12 pm to 7 pm from Monday through Saturday. Prioritized program areas, designed for youths ages six to 18, include academic enrichment; cultural enrichment (arts, music, science); career enrichment; youth leadership, community service and civic engagement; and gang and violence prevention. Supervised recreation may serve as a part of a program but cannot be a program by itself.