Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA)
Grants of up to $20,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofits and municipalities in eligible areas for events that impact the local quality of life and promote economic development. Funding is intended for events that are open to the public, advance the region economically and culturally, and take place in Erie County. Grantees must demonstrate how their event creates a targeted economic impact on Erie County by attracting attendance to the region and impacting the local quality of place.
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 the ability to attract and retain a skilled workforce, spur investments from the private sector, stabilize land and housing prices, and increase civic pride.
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:
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, 2021. 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.
Apply Online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=3RmDWZBndDKJJ1ESs9WbAA2
Program inquiries should be directed to:
Tom Maggio, ECGRA Grants Manager
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