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Mission Main Street Grant

Grants to Erie County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits and
Municipalities to Improve Historic Downtown Areas

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA)

Deadline Date:

12/01/17 Midnight


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Grants of up to $15,000 to Erie County, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and municipalities for the revitalization of historic downtown commercial corridors. Eligible projects may involve facade restoration, streetscape improvement, and revamped landscapes. Projects should improve historic main streets in order to promote tourism and job creation.

Eligible Uses of Funds:
-Personnel (15% maximum of the requested amount from ECGRA)
-Facility expense
-Equipment and supplies
-Contracted services
-Outcomes measurement and impact tracking

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144312

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant contracts for Mission Main Street Grants funding shall be for a period of 12 months. One option to extend the terms of the contract for a period of six months may be granted by ECGRA.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:
-Applicant is an IRS-designated 501c3, a municipal authority, or a municipality
-Applicant shall be dedicated to the revitalization of a main street or commercial corridor in Erie County
-Applicant’s headquarters is located in Erie County
-Applicant is in good standing with the IRS and state and local taxing bodies
-Applicant is in good standing with ECGRA’s reporting requirements to date

Ineligible Organizations:
-An airport or transportation facility
-A healthcare or long-term care facility
-A public safety organization or facility, including volunteer fire departments
-An institution that predominantly provides primary or secondary education/training
-Any organization that was part of the settlement agreement with ECGRA, entered into 12/13/10

Ineligible Uses of Funds:
-Conference attendance
-Debt service

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Schedule

- Monday, October 16, 2017: ECGRA releases the Mission Main Street Grants Application and Guidelines
- Friday, December 1, 2017: Applications must be submitted by midnight.
- Thursday, January 11, 2018: ECGRA’s board of directors will make the final review and approve funding recommendations.
- Thursday, January 25, 2018: last day to submit signed agreement letter.
- Thursday, January 31, 2019: last day to submit a closeout report online

A 1:1 cash match is required for all applicants.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Tom Maggio, Grant Manager

Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority
5340 Fryling Road, Suite 201
Erie, PA 16510

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Erie County