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Operation Prime Time Funds Awarded to 62 Not-For-Profit Agencies Providing Summer Youth Enrichment Programs

Funding Boost to $500,000 allows for expanded programming at sites across Erie County 


Buffalo, NY— Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (1st district), joined Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Director of Development & Youth Services at the Valley Community Association Lori Overdorf, and dozens of excited children at the Valley Community Center to kick off summer with the announcement of $500,000 in Operation Prime Time grants to 62 local not-for-profit agencies, an increase of approximately $80,000 from 2015. Grants for individual agencies range from $2,614 - $10,000 and help to provide for an adult-supervised environment for the ten-week school summer recess period.


“I am pleased to join my colleagues in announcing the release of Operation Prime Time funding. Operation Prime Time is a valuable program and resource, providing structured activities and services for our children throughout the summer months," stated Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams while noting that more than 25 programs in the First Legislative District will receive funding.


Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams continued, “These are existing programs that have been in place that have shown and demonstrated that they’re doing a great job with the children, with the youth, throughout Erie County. This gives those groups an opportunity to continue to do good and great works for the summer for our children,” who also noted that the opportunities provided are extended to children of all socio-economic backgrounds in urban, suburban, and rural communities.


Primetime programs primarily serve youth in need, and offer positive development opportunities, access to safe places for summer programs, and a wide range of activities including arts, community service, recreation, and field trips  that are offered by the various program participants.


For more information: contact District 1 office at (716) 842-0490