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DUNKIRK, N.Y.: In preparation for the development of its 2023 Work Plan, the Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth (CCPEG) invites municipalities, nonprofits, academic institutions, economic development organizations, and community organizations to apply for support for projects that seek to enhance economic revitalization and long-term strategic investment throughout Chautauqua County.

“In 2022, we supported 13 projects throughout the county, and based on the success of those, initiatives, we are continuing to provide support in 2023 for high priority projects designed to spur economic development within Chautauqua County,” said Mark Geise, Deputy County Executive for Economic Development.  “These synergistic partnerships have proven to be an outstanding formula for bringing shared prosperity, and we are pleased to be supporting projects that build on the momentum we are creating throughout the county.”

CCPEG will offer resources for select projects identified as having potential for transformational county-wide impacts. Support could include technical assistance, match requirements for local, state, or federal grants being used for projects that align with the Chautauqua County Economic Development Strategic Plan, or other projects that enhance or leverage previous investment in economic development within Chautauqua County.  Grant awards typically range between $10,000 and $20,000, and requests of up to $50,000 will be considered.

Interested applicants should submit an online application at  All applications must be submitted by December 2, 2022 at 4pm.

For additional information please visit, or contact Monica Simpson at (716) 363-3770 or

About CCPEG – The Chautauqua County Partnership for Economic Growth 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. For more information, please visit