Community Assets - Arts, Culture, & Heritage

Open: July 1, 2021  •  Close: September 30, 2021  •  Awarded: October 21, 2021

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

Community Assets - Parks, Fields, & Trails

Open: March 1, 2021  •  Close: May 28, 2021  •  Awarded: June 17, 2021

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: August 1, 2021  •  Close: October 30, 2021  •  Awarded: November 18, 2021

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: May 20, 2021  •  Close: July 31, 2021  •  Awarded: August 19, 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.