Erie County Department of Environment and Planning

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning provides direct services and staff assistance for physical, community and economic development planning and implementation.

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10/23/2020

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Our condolences on this tragic loss, but his work will certainly continue on in many actions and on the those he has imp...
10/23/2020

Our condolences on this tragic loss, but his work will certainly continue on in many actions and on the those he has impacted.

It is with tremendous grief and sadness that we share the loss of our friend and colleague Cecil Corbin-Mark, the Deputy Director and Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice. Having suffered a stroke, Cecil was hospitalized in critical condition until the evening of October 15, when he passed on with his family by his side.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cecil and his family. He is survived by his Mother Winnifred Corbin, his second Mother Merlyn Corbin, his father Luces Mark, his Godson Nigel Holder, and other family members. We will share information regarding the memorial and funeral services as they become available.

It cannot be overstated what a painful loss this is to both WE ACT and the environmental justice movement. He joined our organization in its infancy, and over the next 26 years grew to become one of the most recognized and respected leaders in the movement. His leadership and advocacy improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, not just in Harlem but all across the country.

We ask that you all take a moment and reflect on the magnificent life of Cecil Corbin-Mark. Celebrate the individual, and his body of work. The bills passed, and the people mentored. Remember his laughter, and his smile. And then follow in his footsteps, fearlessly fighting to protect and uplift the health and well-being of frontline communities. Honor his memory by continuing to battle environmental racism and champion health and justice for all.

https://www.weact.org/2020/10/we-act-update/

Recycling Partnership
10/22/2020

Recycling Partnership

Masks, wipes, and gloves don’t belong on the ground or in the recycling ❌. Please place your used masks & gloves 😷🧤 in the #trash. #COVID19

10/22/2020
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Here's something SUPER COOL!

We are getting ready to celebrate Veterans Day in a BIG way and we need YOUR help!

We are going to be making a very special collage out of photos of WNY Veterans! It will hang in the museum for a few weeks AND then it will find a home at the amazing Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park!

We would LOVE it if you would share a photo in our comments right now!!! We can't wait to honor the men and women who have served our great nation!!!!!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Drop your pic in the comments below 👇

Buffalo Arts Studio
10/22/2020
Buffalo Arts Studio

Buffalo Arts Studio

UB Professor and Buffalo Arts Studio Studio Artist Matt Kenyon is a 2020 TED Fellow and is featured in this article. Matt Kenyon designed two haunting art installations — "TIDE" at Big Orbit Project Space and "Cloud" at Eleven Twenty Projects, which are on display until December 2020. “Both works provide a visceral representation of the next housing crisis, when homes lose their value and families are displaced due to the forces of climate change,” he says.

10/19/2020
Uplifter Video

Uplifter Video

"The Word" by Pure Ink Poetry. Full video Saturday #BlackPoetryDay. Ujima

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County
10/19/2020

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County

Land Tenure Options Virtual Workshop: Sat. Nov 14 9:00 - 10:00am via Zoom. To lease or to own: that is a question all farmers must ask themselves. Two young farmers from Providence Creek Farm and The Root Down Farm will discuss how they arrived at an answer during a facilitated conversation hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County. This virtual conversation is open to everyone, but may be especially helpful to people without farming backgrounds who want to start a farm or rent land to a farmer. Register at http://erie.cce.cornell.edu/events

This weekend is the last chance to participate in the Erie Grown Passport 2020! Last day to stamp your passports is Octo...
10/16/2020

This weekend is the last chance to participate in the Erie Grown Passport 2020! Last day to stamp your passports is October 18 and they must be received by October 21.

Visit https://www2.erie.gov/eriegrown/#Passport for more details.

10/15/2020
Erie County, NY

Erie County, NY

Today, County Executive Poloncarz outlined the 2021 proposed budget for Erie County and provided an update on COVID-19.

Watch it here or at: youtube.com/ErieCountyNY.

Preservation Buffalo Niagara
10/15/2020
Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Preservation Buffalo Niagara

One more reminder that you can join us tonight for our October Historic Tax Credit Workshop where we will look closer at the application process, discuss how to use the homeowner credit if you have a rental unit in your home, and answer all of your questions. Register now.

*This is meant as a part two to our mini tax credit workshop, so make sure you head over to PBN’s YouTube account to watch.

https://preservationbuffaloniagara.org/events/historic-tax-credit-webinar-october/

Erie County, NY
10/15/2020

Erie County, NY

Did you know? Erie County offers microenterprise grants and low-interest loans, which can assist small businesses with start-up costs or equipment purchases.

More information at: www2.erie.gov/environment/economic-development

Erie County Department of Environment and Planning
#MicroLoan

The Erie County Back to Business Grant Program is a $20 million relief fund offering direct financial assistance to qual...
10/13/2020

The Erie County Back to Business Grant Program is a $20 million relief fund offering direct financial assistance to qualifying Erie County-based small businesses. The program aims to disburse funds to businesses with the greatest need while distributing aid to as many small businesses as possible. Learn more and apply today at BackToBizGrants.org.

The grant program is being administered by Erie County in coordination with 43North. Funding will be granted based on need to businesses that meet eligibility requirements.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
The grant program aims to assist small business owners that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses must be based in Erie County, have 50 or fewer employees and have generated less than $7.5 million in revenue in 2019. If you’ve previously been denied COVID-related aid, don’t ignore this opportunity. This program is prioritizing companies like yours.

GRANT AMOUNTS
Grant amounts will be determined by need and awarded based on business size:
• Sole Proprietors: up to $10,000
• 2-25 Employees: up to $25,000
• 26-50 Employees: up to $45,000

ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
Grants can be used for a variety of eligible past and future expenses but must be spent by December 30, 2020. Funds can be applied to a range of expenses including operations, payroll, adaptations to meet COVID restrictions, rent and more. To view the full list, go to BackToBizGrants.org.

APPLICATION SUPPORT
Need assistance with your application? Go to BackToBizGrants.org or reach out to [email protected].

DEADLINE
Applications will be accepted online at BackToBizGrants.org between Tuesday, October 13, 2020 and Monday, November 2, 2020. It is strongly encouraged that qualifying small business owners apply ASAP to gain access to aid before funds are depleted.

You can sustainably use fallen leaves a number of ways: add nutrients to your lawn by mulching the fallen leaves into th...
10/13/2020

You can sustainably use fallen leaves a number of ways: add nutrients to your lawn by mulching the fallen leaves into the grass with a lawn mower, or you can collect them for your home compost pile. If at-home use isn’t an option, check with your municipality about pickup and collection of leaves. #RecycleRightNY

Governance Matters, a subsidiary of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON), is offering a *free* webinar on th...
10/13/2020
Nonprofit Board Service: An Introduction

Governance Matters, a subsidiary of the New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. (NYCON), is offering a *free* webinar on the basics of board service on Monday, November 9th at 5:30pm. Register today to learn how you help your community by joining a local non-profit board!

Are you interested in volunteering to serve on a nonprofit board? This workshop will give you the basics.

WNED PBS
10/13/2020
WNED PBS

WNED PBS

We're proud to celebrate the cultures and contributions of Indigenous communities. Here's how to teach children about Native American heritage, history and more year-round. #IndigenousPeoplesDay (From PBS SoCal)

Preservation Buffalo Niagara
10/12/2020
Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Thanks to the Bauer Family Foundation, PBN has a program that can help churches with active congregations get qualified to access funding for building maintenance and repair. More information on the program can be found here: http://bit.ly/SacredSpacesAssistance

Buffalo International Film Festival
10/09/2020

Buffalo International Film Festival

Unlimited Drive-In + Virtual all weekend long with BIFF Bison Pass only $40 - on sale now: https://buffalofilm2020.eventive.org/passes/buy

Stream over 40 programs including features and shorts from around the world and around the block.

Arts Services Inc. - ASI
10/09/2020

Arts Services Inc. - ASI

We are excited to partner with Flight Gallery Buffalo to present the Buffalo Arts and Cultural Community Giving Wall! Our team spent yesterday afternoon installing this exhibit, which features 114 arts and cultural organizations located within the city of Buffalo.

Stop by any time between now and the end of November to learn more about (and donate to!) the vast arts community just in the city of Buffalo. #WeAreWNYArts

Be sure to check with your municipality on what should or SHOULD NOT be going into your recycling tote.  Look for your c...
10/08/2020

Be sure to check with your municipality on what should or SHOULD NOT be going into your recycling tote. Look for your city of town's recycling page at www.erie.gov/recycling and click on "Find out How to Recycle in your Community."

Buffalo International Film Festival
10/08/2020
Buffalo International Film Festival

Buffalo International Film Festival

First run movies are back in Buffalo - Streaming starts at midnight!

Thank you Buffalo Spree magazine for speaking with us!

Graycliff
10/07/2020

Graycliff

You’re invited to be our guest at a private concert at Graycliff (virtually 💫). As part of Celebrate Graycliff on October 22nd, there will be a performance by these talented musicians (The Historic Colored Musicians Club): Carl Johnson (drums), Avis Reese (keyboard), and RiShon Odel (bass)💥. Dinner tickets on sale now through 10/15 with pick-up meal options from 100 Acres: The Kitchens at Hotel Henry and The Roycroft Inn. Any purchase on our event website (one.bidpal.net/celebrategraycliff), including dinner tickets, wine pull tickets, merchandise, and general donations will get you access to the online program at 6pm on October 22nd. Celebrate Graycliff - From Our Home to Yours for all of the info!

#celebrategraycliff #historiccoloredmusiciansclub #privateconcert #contemporaryjazz

10/07/2020
NEW! BPO Symphony Scholars Listening Club

NEW! BPO Symphony Scholars Listening Club

The BPO Symphony Scholars high school membership program provides access to all of the BPOnDemand performances this year. Learn about the music and the orche...

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
10/07/2020

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

The "sunburst" fireplace in the reception room deserves a closer look. The gilded fireplace mortar gives off a glowing, golden finish – restored using the original technique which involved going over each mortar line four times.

Be welcomed into the Martin's reception room on either a private or self-guided tour this fall. Tickets can be secured online now at martinhouse.org/tour

10/07/2020
Mark Poloncarz

Mark Poloncarz

NEW Mural Unveiled at Say Yes Buffalo!

This work of art is the latest addition to the #PublicArtInitiative — an innovative partnership between Erie County, NY and the Albright-Knox to support the installation of thought-provoking, empowering, & publicly accessible art throughout our community.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/36AzM12

Erie County, NY
10/07/2020

Erie County, NY

Invest Buffalo Niagara, a strategic partner of Erie County, has compiled detailed information about Erie County Opportunity Zones. An #OpportunityZone is an economically-distressed community where new investments may be eligible for preferential tax treatment.

Download the Erie County Opportunity Zone Prospectus at: buffaloniagara.org/properties/opportunity-zones

More on Erie County's economic development programs at: erie.gov/environment/economic-development

Address

95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY
14202

General information

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning provides direct services and staff assistance for physical, community and economic development planning and implementation to other County government departments, local governments, the general public and private sector for-profit and non-profit organizations. Within the Department, the Divisions of Planning, Environmental Compliance and Sewerage Management and the Office of Economic Development provide planning, community development, economic development, tourism, arts, culture and heritage promotion, geographic information services, environmental and wastewater treatment services. The Department fulfills responsibilities and statutory mandates found in New York State laws, rules and regulations and the Erie County Charter and Code.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(716) 858-8390

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