Canalway Partners co-manages the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, which has awarded many competitive grants through the Ohio & Erie Canalway Association strategic grants program.  Some awardees include:

Broadway Slavic Village Gateway Public Art Project

The Ohio & Erie Canalway Association awarded funds to the Broadway Slavic Village Development Corporation to create “Cycle of Arches”, the public art piece at E.49th and Broadway in Cleveland.  The public art, by Johnathan Kurtz, is positioned  along the designated Ohio & Erie Canalway America’s Byway and serves as the entryway for Slavic Villages downtown district, which stretches down Broadway to the headquarters of Third Federal.  The organization is highly respected for their ingenuity and dedication.  This is just one more example.

Irishtown Bend Study

We are contributing funds to the Port of Cleveland for a study that gathers geotechnical data to help determine the proper action necessary to stabilize the Irishtown Bend hillside.

Learn more about the Port Authority’s work to stabilize the hillside


Cleveland Centre Historic District

In 2013, Canalway Partners worked with the Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Historic Warehouse District to contribute funds to a study that led to the creation of the Cleveland Center National Register Historic District, located in Downtown Cleveland’s Flats. This designation promotes development by opening funding opportunities through historic tax credits and easements.


Visit Cleveland Centre’s National Register of Historic Places website

Learn more about development in the Cleveland Centre Historic District

Canal Exploration Center

Canalway Partners worked with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the America’s Byways program to obtain funding to create the interactive Canal Exploration Center that opened in July of 2014.

Learn more about the Canal Exploration Center

 Mill Creek Connector

Canalway Partners has been involved with this trail project, starting with a trail connection from Garfield Reservation and the Mill Creek Falls. The Mill Creek Connector trail has been the beneficiary of three grants provided through the Canalway Association’s Strategic Grant Program.

Ohio & Erie Canalway Association Awards $286,000 in 2019 Grant Funding

Ohio & Erie Canalway Association Awards $363,000 in 2016 Grant Funding

Learn more about the Strategic Initiatives Program

Check out more Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition Projects