Building a Better Future

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

The Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) is a subrecipient of Erie County's grant award from the Coronavirus State and Local Recovery Fund (SLFRF).  These grant funds will be devoted to a program Erie County is calling Building a Better Future and will be distributed to Erie County over two years.  Half of the grant was disbursed in 2021 and the remaining funds wiill be awarded in 2022.

ECGRA has developed a three-pronged approach for the Building a Better Future Transformative Grant Program.  Each prong will provide financial support for important projects underway, vetted leadership teams in established organizations, and to implement community plans, such as municipal comprehensive plans and regional and countywide strategies.  The three prongs are:

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Quality of Place
  3. Community Facilities

Applicants will be required to demonstrate a public health or economic impact as a result of the pandemic and design a related and reasonable proportional response. 

Building a Better Future


An impact investing organization, ECGRA's mission is to empower the nonprofit sector, municipal governments, and economic development agencies to revitalize Erie County.  ECGRA is endowed with local share gaming revenue from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania via the Horse Race Gaming Act.   Local share gaming revenue is an assessment of the licensed gambling industry in Pennsylvania.