The Multi-Municipal Collaboration Grants were launched in 2012 to catalyze functional cooperation among Erie County’s 38 municipalities and to support economic growth and vibrancy in the community. In the creation of the grant requirements, ECGRA Executive Director Perry Wood worked closely with leaders from councils of governments, county authorities, and intergovernmental associations to educate them about the grant and to help coordinate the provisioning of services. The outcome: ECGRA initially invested a total of $346,648 among 28 municipalities and seven authorities, nonprofits, and intergovernmental agencies that now creatively cooperate and coordinate with one another on projects, including technology implementation, composting and recycling upgrades, structural and public safety improvements, and historic preservation.  Click here for guidelines.

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Tri-community Pool: A collaboration of East Erie Suburban Recreation and Conservation Authority, Harborcreek Township, Lawrence Park Township, and Wesleyville Borough Pool
Vital equipment upgrades at the West Erie County Emergency Management Agency: A collaboration between Amity Township, the City of Corry, Concord Township, Elgin Borough, Venango Township, and Wayne Township
Joint-municipal recycling and clean-up day: A collaboration of Cranesville Borough, Elk Creek Township, Franklin Township, Girard Borough, Girard Township, Platea Borough, and Springfield Township