Erie County Response Fund: Immediate Human Relief

Open: March 19, 2020

The Erie County Response Fund will include a new grant program and two new loan programs created to help meet rapidly rising needs generated as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Community Assets - Arts, Culture, & Heritage

Open: April 21, 2020  •  Close: August 31, 2020  •  Awarded: September 17, 2020

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

Community Assets - Parks, Fields, & Trails

Open: July 1, 2019  •  Close: November 15, 2019  •  Awarded: December 12, 2019

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

Open: October 1, 2020  •  Close: October 30, 2020  •  Awarded: November 19, 2020

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, 2021  •  Close: February 28, 2021  •  Awarded: March 18, 2021

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.