Western NY Power Proceeds Allocation Board

A portion of the revenue NYPA earns from selling the power generated at the Niagara Power Project goes into a fund to support economic development in the 30-mile zone surrounding the generation plant. The state legislature passed a law creating the Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board to monitor the distribution of those funds. The Board solicits and reviews applications makes funding recommendations to the NYPA Board of Trustees. The capital in the Western New York Economic Development Fund results from the net earnings from NYPA's sale of unutilized expansion and replacement power. 

Funded projects support the growth of business in the region, leading to the creation or maintenance of jobs and tax revenues. Examples include:

  • Workforce development
  • Energy-related projects, programs and services
  • Capital investments in buildings, equipment, and infrastructure
  • Transportation
  • Land for infrastructure
  • Research and development
  • Support for tourism

1. Download the Preliminary Project Information Worksheet and enter the requested information.

2. Email the completed document to the WNYPPAB staff at WNYPPAB@esd.ny.gov

3. Once reviewed, the WNYPPAB staff will contact applicants with next steps.

Please download a copy of the Guidelines to assist you in completing the Application and understand the key details of the program.

Anthony Colucci III, Chair

Deanna Alterio Brennen

Dennis Elsenbeck

Brenda Williams McDuffie

Henry Wojtaszek

 

For more information, contact WNYPPAB staff at (716) 846-8228 or WNYPPAB@esd.ny.gov

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