Deadline For Grant Applications June 1

ASHVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development would like to remind those interested in applying for 2 percent grant funding for lake and waterways projects, the applications are due no later than 4 p.m. June 1.

This earmarked 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 percent Bed Tax Grants.” For more information or assistance with the application process, contact Jeffrey Diers, watershed coordinator, at 661-8915, or by email to

Applications are due to the following address: Jeffrey Diers, Watershed Coordinator, Chautauqua County Department of Planning & Economic Development, 200 Harrison St., Suite 300, Jamestown, NY 14701.