Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA)
Grants of up to $20,000 to Erie County, Pennsylvania nonprofits and municipalities for events that impact the quality of place and foster local economic development. Funding is intended for events open to the general public that promote the region economically and culturally.
Special events promote a sense of community and inclusiveness, and often generate an influx of dollars from outside Erie County resulting in local economic growth and improved quality of place for Erie residents. As part of a strategy to strengthen the economy, special events help increase our ability to attract and retain a skilled workforce, spur investments from the private sector, stabilize land and housing prices, and increase civic pride.
Grantees must demonstrate how their event(s) creates a targeted economic impact on Erie County by attracting attendance to the region and impacting local quality of place.
Impact Area: Quality of Place:
To promote well-being, foster civic pride, drive tourism, and attract, retain, and mobilize creative talent and innovative businesses through cultural, heritage, service, and recreational organizations and projects.
Eligible uses of grant funds:
- Marketing and promotion
- Facility expense
- Event Insurance
- Equipment and supplies
- Contracted and professional services
GrantWatch ID#: 165945
The maximum grant available under the Special Events Grant Program is $20,000 (or a maximum of 5% of the event budget).
Grant contracts for Special Events Grant Program funding shall be for a period of 12 months, retroactive to January 1, 2019. One (1) option to extend the terms of the contract for a period of six (6) months may be granted by ECGRA.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Program inquiries should be directed to:
Tom Maggio, ECGRA Grants Manager
USA: Pennsylvania: Erie County