ECGRA expands reach in Erie county
Grant workshop to take place in Harborcreek
Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA) has long been an enhancer of public spaces through grant programs and funding. Earlier this month they announced their line of eligible projects will expand even further through the Community Assets Grant Program.
The funding pool, which is now at $1 million, supports the Arts, Culture and Heritage projects and new project areas. Now, funding is available in the recently created categories of Parks, Fields and Trails, and Community Centers alongside the aforementioned Arts, Culture and Heritage.
The addition of Parks, Fields and Trails Grants will provide capital resources for projects focused on protecting, creating or improving, fields, parks, trails and athletic areas throughout the city and Erie County as a whole, said ECGRA in a press release. The maximum funding per project in this category is $50,000 with $500,000 available in total funding.
Community Center Grants are available to improve programing, equipment and capital improvements to community centers. $15,000 is available per application for this grant for a total of $300,000 in funding.
Arts, Culture and Heritage Grants will allow capital investments to improve projects related to the theme of the grant.
"Programs and projects must serve the general public and be open and accessible to the public," ECGRA clarified.
There is a total of $200,000 available in funding for this category. The maximum award amount per application is $15,000.
On Thurs. July 12, grant workshops will be held at the Jordan Room at 5240 Knowledge Parkway in Harborcreek from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information contact Kate Philips. – Hannah McDonald
Thurs. July 12, 12 - 4:30 p.m. // 5240 Knowledge Parkway, Harborcreek PA // free // 215.850.4647