Legislator Miller-Williams Hosts 3rd Annual “Accessing Erie County” Funding Workshop


DATE: February 27, 2018

CONTACT: Erich Weyant | 716-796-1649 | erich.weyant@erie.gov

 Legislator Miller-Williams Hosts 3rd Annual “Accessing Erie County” Funding Workshop

Training session brought together non-profits and experts from government and community organizations

BUFFALO, NY – On Saturday, February 24, 2018, Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams hosted the 3rd annual ‘Accessing Erie County Funding Workshop’ at the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library. This event enabled non-profit groups and community members to learn the process of applying for Erie County funding.

“Each year during Erie County annual budget hearings, the Legislature receives funding requests from numerous community based organizations throughout Erie County who are either not aware of the process to apply for funding or are unable to access funding due to lack of knowledge about the application requirements,” said Miller-Williams.

To assist non-profits groups with this process, Legislator Miller-Williams partnered with Erie County Youth Bureau, Erie County Senior Services, Erie County Environment and Planning, United Way, and Arts and Services Initiative of Western New York to provide them with knowledge and tools that can be used to access funding through Erie County and other philanthropic lenders. 

Speakers included:

  • Brian Bray, Special Assistant to the Erie County Commissioner of Social Services
  • Joe Roccisano, ‎Director of Agency Relations, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • Timothy Hogues, Erie County Senior Services Commissioner
  • Mariely Ortiz, Erie County Environment & Planning
  • Jennifer Swan, Interim-Executive Director, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York

Videos from the workshop can be found at facebook.com/LegislatorBMW and links to grant applications are available at the following websites:

Erie County Cultural Funding Applications


Arts Services Initiative of WNY DEC Grant Applications


For more information about funding application deadlines, please contact the 1st Legislative District Office via phone at (716) 842-0490, in person at 427 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 or via email at bmw@erie.gov.

Accessing Erie County Workshop


Legislator Miller-Williams


Phone: (716) 842-0490
Fax: (716) 854-5722

Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams - District 1
427 William Street
Buffalo, NY 14204