Community Planning and Development

The Community Planning Development Department provides professional planning services that fosters the efficient utilization of Seneca resources; promotes self-empowerment; and supports the development of a sustainable, diversified, and vibrant economy for the benefit of the entire Seneca Nation.

CPDD Core Goals

  • Develop, manage and implement projects that positively shape the Seneca Nation by addressing its needs in a proactive and inclusive manner.
  • Pursue economic development projects and activities that support a diverse Seneca economy and increased employment opportunities.
  • Provide a safe and functional transportation network by applying effective planning, construction, maintenance, and management systems and practices.
  • Collect, evaluate, and disseminate demographic information on social and economic characteristics for use at all levels of government.
  • Prepare accurate maps and related geographic information to facilitate decision- making and planning by all Seneca Nation departments.
  • Identify, research, and circulate information on potential funding opportunities and assist with the development of grant applications and proposals.

Grant Training Workshop - August 19 & August 25

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Grant Training Workshop

The Grants Team is excited to present a half-day Grant Training Workshop, to be held at both the Allegany Territory and the Cattaraugus Territory. The workshop will provide an introductory training on the grant process including: application requirements, developing a proposal/project and budget, submitting an application, and implementing a grant-funded program. This training will specifically focus on competitive grant programs.

Who Should Attend?

Either session of the grant workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the grant process. Department directors, department staff, volunteers and interested community members are all invited to take part. 

When and Where?

August 19th from 12:45 pm until 4:30 pm on the Allegany Territory. 
Location to be determined based on response.
August 25th from 12:45 pm until 4:30 pm on the Cattaraugus Territory. 
Location to be determined based on response.

For more information or to register, contact Paula Pichon, Grants Manager, at or (716) 532-4900, Ext. 5029.

SNI Farmers Market's Schedule of Events for July & August

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July 5th

  • Support Farmers, Variety of vendors, including Barbecue style foods, chicken and kebabs, noodles and terayki, healthy wraps

July 12th

  • "The Sauce Boss" & "Sun Dance Kids Farm" Petting Zoo

July 19th

  • "Fossils and Ancient History of Lake Erie"
  • Thomas Schmid  ~Ancient Art~
  • Kids will dig for fossils
  • "Nutrition workshop & Food Demo! Join JSY Nutritionist Ashley, for a live food demo using in-season produce @ 11:30 and 12:30.

July 26th

  • Support Farmers, a variety of vendors including Barbecue style foods, chicken and kebabs, noodles and terayki, and healthy wraps.

 August 2nd

  • Grilled Corn and Dance Show 12pm

August 9th

  • "Sun Dance Kids" Farm Petting Zoo 11-2pm

August 16th

  • "For Peate's Sake Homestead" and "Shish Kabob Heaven" come together and present a PIG ROAST - Come and enjoy a pig roast at the market!
  • Come and See what's cooking! Learn tips on how to select, purchase and cook your farmer's market produce! Take home recipe ideas and a free gift for the first 30 people! @ 11:30 and 12:30pm 

August 23rd

  • Scavenger Hunt and school giveaways. 11-3pm

August 30th

  • "Get to Know your Farmers"
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