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Multi-Municipal Collaboration (MMC) Grants

Grants to Erie County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Agencies
for Collaborative Economic and Community Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA)

Deadline Date:

07/11/19 Midnight


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Grants to Erie County, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations, municipalities, municipal authorities, incorporated intergovernmental groups, and councils of governments for collaborative projects that further economic growth and community vibrancy. Funding is intended to support projects in the areas of small business development, quality of life, neighborhoods and communities, youth and education, and municipal development.

The Multi-Municipal Collaboration (MMC) Grants catalyze functional cooperation among Erie County’s 38 municipalities. Grants are designed to incentivize local governments, municipal authorities, and 501c3 organizations to find creative and cooperative ways to operate government in a more effective and cost-efficient manner. MMC Grants provide vital matching funds to encourage local elected officials and other community leaders to look beyond municipal boundaries to advance projects that promote the five areas of ECGRA’s strategic plan.

The goals of the Multi-Municipal Collaboration grants are to:

- Encourage local governments to engage in multi-municipal economic development
- Create an environment where collaboration is a valued leadership principle
- Incentivize functional cooperation, municipal mergers, and intergovernmental agreements
- Remove barriers to better communication through technology, community engagement, and networking
- Save costs and improve effective delivery of services

Eligible Uses of Funds:

- Personnel
- Marketing
- Construction
- Facility expense
- Equipment and supplies
- Professional consultants
- Contracted services
- Outcomes measurement and impact tracking

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148365

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Requested amount may be a maximum of $100,000; there is no minimum.

Term of Contract:

Grant contracts for Multi-Municipal Collaboration 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 for Primary Applicant and Collaborating Entity(ies):

- An IRS-designated 501c3, a municipal authority, council of governments, incorporated intergovernmental group, or a municipality
- Headquartered in Erie County
- In good standing with the IRS and state and local taxing bodies
- In good standing with ECGRA’s reporting requirements to date
- A minimum of two municipalities collaborating in this project

Ineligible Primary Organizations:

- A library
- A state or federal park
- An airport or transportation facility
- A healthcare or long-term care facility
- A state or federally owned facility or agency
- A public safety organization or facility, including volunteer fire departments
- An institution that predominantly provides primary, secondary, or higher education/training
- Any organization that was part of the settlement agreement with ECGRA, entered 12/13/10

Ineligible Uses of Funds:

- Debt service
- Conference attendance
- Memberships/subscriptions
- Acquisition of real estate
- Traffic or congestion studies
- Road or bridge construction or repair
- Water, sewer, storm water, and other utility infrastructure

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Schedule:
- Open: February 22, 2019
- Close: July 11, 2019
- Awarded: July 18, 2019

A 1-to-1 cash match is required.

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Program Inquiries should be directed to:

Tom Maggio
ECGRA Grants Manager
(814) 897-2694

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Erie County