The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation has awarded two grants totaling more than $167,000.
The foundation awarded $97,155 to the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol & Substance Abuse for the next three years.
It awarded $70,000 to the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation to use technology to help people with developmental disabilities.
The Tower Foundation is accepting applications for next year's grants to organizations in Erie and Niagara counties that offer academic programs for disadvantaged youth through eighth grade. Grant guidelines are available at www.thetowerfoundation.com.