Canton, a Replicable Town

Canton, New York received $231,274 for waterfront redevelopment projects, through grant writing. Search for grants for your town for Economic Development, Municipalities, and Travel and Tourism.

According to The Watertown Daily Times, the town of Canton received the grant to build a pedestrian bridge that will pass under the Main Street bridge. The town has been planning waterfront development for some time now, but with this grant, they can put it into action!

They also planned for the funding to be put toward a hospitality center in partnership with SUNY Canton. The town put that into the grant not knowing whether the project would move forward. Luckily, the University decided to move forward to enable students studying tourism and hospitality or management to gain a learning experience.

You can also find grants for institutes of higher education at

Previously, the town received a grant for the expansion of municipal water access.  By applying for multiple grants, Canton gets to piece together their financing. This project is to establish a water main. The town was also the recipient of grants for expansion of municipal water and sewer access as well as microenterprises.

So, it is evident the economic development of Canton is booming. But how can another town, municipality, or city replicate their work? By applying for grants listed on! You’ll find grants to support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities.

There are related grants under the Environment and Small Business categories, too. Search for a grant on by geographic focus and interest and see what you find!