Bed Tax Applications Now Available

Applications for 2013 Lakes and Waterways Bed Tax grants are now available.

These grants provide funding for the enhancement and protection of the lakes and waterways of Chautauqua County through the 2 percent occupancy tax solely dedicated to water resources within the county.

Applications may be submitted by various groups and organizations including; not-for-profit, government, businesses and corporations, public and private schools, and all landowners of Chautauqua County.

Successful projects funded under this program include but not limited to: streambank/shoreline/ditch stabilization, sediment retention basins, watergardens, buffer strips and habitat improvement projects.

Applications and instructions are available online at: “”> on the County Legislature’s home page and navigate to Occupancy Tax Forms; or, click on the watershed management link and navigate to “2% Bed Tax Grants”. For more information or assistance with the application process, contact Jeffrey Diers, Watershed Coordinator, at 661-8915, or by email

Completed applications are due by 4 p.m. June 1 at the following address: Jeffrey Diers, Watershed Coordinator, Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development, 200 Harrison Street, Suite 300, Jamestown.