A number of Niagara County agencies, from the Niagara Aerospace Museum to the Niagara County Historical Society to law enforcement agencies have been given a total of $90,000 in state funding to support programs, services and public safety efforts in Niagara County.
State Sen. Robert G. Ortt, R-North Tonawanda secured the funds as part of the 2015-2016 state budget and on Monday presented a ceremonial check for $15,000 to the Niagara Aerospace Museum, at its new site which was relocated to an empty terminal in the Niagara Falls International Airport. The money will be used for day-to-day operations and also to fund a portion of its cultural and educational programs.
Also at the check presentation ceremonies, the Niagara County Historical Society in Lockport received a check for $30,000 for educational services and ongoing renovations.
Law enforcement agencies received a total of $45,000, including the Niagara Falls Police Department, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department and the Niagara County District Attorney’s office, which each received $10,000. The North Tonawanda and Lockport police departments each received $7,500.