Mission Main Street Grants

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

GrantWatch ID#: 144312
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA)


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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) Marketing
-Facility expense
-Equipment and supplies
-Contracted services


Up to $15,000.

Municipalities and nonprofit organizations with plans to renew historic commercial corridors can apply for Mission Main Street Grants.

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

The application closes November 10, 2016. Grants will be awarded December 8, 2016.

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

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

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