Community Assets - Arts, Culture, & Heritage

To provide capital and program funding for arts, culture, and heritage organizations.

Community Assets - Parks, Fields, & Trails

To provide funding for capital projects to create, protect, or improve publicly accessible parks, athletic fields, and trails throughout Erie County.

Community Assets - Community Centers

To provide funding for capital improvements, programming, and equipment for publicly accessible community centers.

Lead Assets

In 2011, ECGRA named and made its initial investments in the Erie County Lead Assets—nine place-shaping culture-, heritage-, and recreation-based nonprofits: Erie Art Museum, Erie Arts & Culture, Erie County Historical Society, Erie PhilharmonicErie PlayhouseErie Zoological SocietyexpERIEnce Children’s MuseumFlagship Niagara League, and the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture.

Special Events Grants

Open: January 3, 2022  •  Close: February 28, 2022  •  Awarded: March 17, 2022

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.

Building a Better Future

Open: April 26, 2022  •  Close: June 30, 2022

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) pf 2021 is a federal relief package providing $1.9 trillion in funding, program changes, and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the COVID-19 public health crisis.