Studies show that improving main streets can drive job creation and promote tourism—two critical economic growth components. With Mission Main Street Grants, launched in 2013, ECGRA targets revitalization along countywide commercial corridors that are home to small businesses, historic structures, and special events.
Municipalities and nonprofit organizations with plans to renew historic commercial corridors can apply for Mission Main Street Grants. A 1:1 cash match is required for all applicants. Projects may include overhauled streetscapes, revamped landscapes, and restored façades. See current grant guidelines for further details.
For revitalization projects along historic commercial corridors, e.g., overhauled streetscapes, revamped landscapes, and restored façades.
Up to $15,000 awarded per municipality or nonprofit; a maximum of $150,000 to be granted in the 2016 funding cycle.
Maximum of $15,000
- A 501c3, municipality, or authority
- Headquartered in Erie County
- A 1-to-1 cash match