The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, in partnership with the New York State Canal Corp., is offering a limited number of sponsorships up to $500 for events or festivals taking place May through November in the National Heritage Corridor.

Qualifying events must promote or celebrate the distinctive, historic, cultural, scenic and/or recreational resources of the canal corridor.

Communities will celebrate the bicentennial of the New York State Canal System’s construction commencement. Event and festival proposals that significantly acknowledge the canal’s 200th anniversary will be given priority consideration.

Applications are due Feb. 17.

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