Bizzarro secures $163,000 for outdoor development projects

Grants awarded through Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program

ERIE, Jan. 16 – Two projects in Erie County are receiving state grant funding to help develop and rehabilitate outdoor spaces, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced Tuesday.

The Commonwealth Financing Authority released a list of grant recipients through various Dept. of Community and Economic Development grant programs. Two Erie County projects will receive a total of $163,208 in grants through the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program (GTRP), including:

The GTRP is an initiative aimed at helping organizations and municipalities fund projects that involve development, rehabilitation, and improvements to public parks, recreation areas, greenways, trails, and river conservation.

“When the state funds beautification projects like these, everyone wins. Cleaning up and making outdoor areas accessible will result in more people getting outside and exploring what our area has to offer,” said Bizzarro. “I look forward to the completion of these plans and applaud the Erie County Conservation District and Millcreek Township for working to make our area appealing to both our residents and our visitors.”

Since the start of the 2023-2024 legislative session, Bizzarro has secured $57.4M in funding for Erie County.