Lewis County, NY – The Winter Design Challenge Grant Program developed by the Lewis County Development Corporation (LCDC) is delighted to announce a second round of funding awarded to Lewis County entities. Amid the pandemic, businesses are forced to think creatively and prepare for the upcoming winter season taking into consideration the safety of their staff and customers. The Winter Design Challenge Grant Program was created to fund creative projects that assist tourism, entertainment, and hospitality businesses with solutions to stimulate and encourage safe outdoor experiences and unique service solutions.
The LCDC announces $6,900 of grant funds have been awarded to the following entities implementing creative solutions this winter season:
The LCDC, with the assistance of the Pratt Northam Foundation and Lewis County, has administered $15,470 to Lewis County businesses, clubs and events that have demonstrated a proactive approach to the 2020-2021 winter season amid the pandemic (see full list of grant recipients). The LCDC is urging all businesses to think creatively and prepare for the safety of staff and visitors alike. Tourism, entertainment and hospitality businesses with creative outdoor experiences or unique service solutions can still apply for funding on our website at https://naturallylewis.com/business-support/winter-design-challenge.
About the Lewis County Development Corporation
The Lewis County Development Corporation, a Local Development Corporation, is a not-for-profit countywide organization dedicated to utilizing and creating assets for economic and community development. This community-based organization is intended to be proactive, flexible, and able to act decisively and quickly. We will identify research, fund, develop, and manage projects, programs, and businesses that increase economic opportunities for Lewis County and its residents. We recognize the critical need to work together with all agencies and organizations involved in economic development to achieve a common goal of increasing the quality of life for all people in Lewis County. We also know that we can be a critical component for success in the revitalization, economic stabilization, and future expansion efforts, recognizing the following areas as points of focus for success in fulfilling our mission.