CCPEG Awards 14 Grants Totaling $242,000 for Development Projects Across Chautauqua County

Submitted by Justin Gould on Thu, 01/04/2024 - 14:04


JAMESOTWN, NY – The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) has announced the recipients of its 2024 round of grant funding, used to support economic development projects that focus on revitalization and long-term strategic investment throughout Chautauqua County, consistent with the county’s economic development strategic plan. This year, 14 different projects across the county will receive a total $242,000 in grant support from CCPEG. The total value of all 14 projects is estimated to be $1.88 million.

Projects receiving funding come from across Chautauqua County, including Bemus Point, Dunkirk, Findley Lake, Jamestown, and Lakewood. The applicant receiving the largest amount of CCPEG grant funding was the Village of Lakewood, which was awarded $30,000 for the Hartley Park Waterfront Revitalization & Improvement Project.

Four other projects each received $25,000, including: Arrowhead Redevelopment Project (Chautauqua Opportunities), Chautauqua County Fair Conceptual Planning and Enhancement Project (Chautauqua County Ag & Fair Association), Dream It Do It Advance Manufacturing Program (Dream It Do It WNY), and Reg Lenna Center for the Arts’ Theater Seats & Auditorium Improvement project.

 “We were very happy to see a large number of applicants apply for funding,” said Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development. “Over the past two years, we’ve supported numerous high priority projects designed to spur economic development, and that trend will continue this year.”

Funding from the projects comes from a variety of sources, including Chautauqua County ARPA funding and funding from a multi-year grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The next round of CCPEG Support for Economic Development Projects will open in the fall of 2024. 

A total of 19 applications seeking $506,000 in total grant support from CCPEG were submitted by the deadline at the end of October. Grant awards typically range between $10,000 and $20,000, but requests of up to $50,000 were be considered. Projects were selected based on a number of criteria including, readiness, economic impact, leverage potential, geographic distribution, alignment with the economic development strategic plan, and based on input from CCPEG’s public-private Advisory Board.

A complete list of all projects is provided below.

2024 CCPEG Support for Economic Development Projects Grant Recipients

Project Name



Arrowhead Redevelopment Project

Chautauqua Opportunities


County Fair Conceptual Planning & Enhancement Project

Chautauqua County Ag & Fair Association


City of Dunkirk Smart Growth Zoning Code Update

City of Dunkirk


Dream It Do It Advanced Manufacturing Program

Dream It Do It Western New York


Digital Ad Campaign for RTPI Anniversary Season

Roger Tory Peterson Institute


Findley Lake Senior Housing/Pocket Neighborhood Site Feasibility, Conceptual Design and Technical Assistance Services

Community Connections at Findley Lake


Hartley Park Waterfront Revitalization & Improvement Project

Village of Lakewood


Healthcare Exploration and Immersion Day

Jamestown Community College


Kayak/Canoe Launch

Village of Bemus Point


Master Plan: Strategic Growth

Village of Bemus Point


Museum Planning & Conceptual Design Discovery

Robert. H. Jackson Center


Key Market Growth Project

National Comedy Center


Support for Shop Local Promotion Efforts

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce


Theater Seats & Auditorium Improvements

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts


About CCPEG - The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) serves as the main convener of economic development partners and resources to advance key projects that achieve economic prosperity in Chautauqua County. It also serves as the catalyst and broker of resources for advancing economic prosperity efforts and is the central coordinating entity for the formation, retention, development, and attraction of quality jobs and advancements to the quality of life. It is an initiative of the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC). For more information, please visit CHQPartnership.org.


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