Grants to Communities

Community organizations may apply to the Town for financial and in-kind support of projects, programs, and events. The grants assume an annual cycle to allow for appropriate budgeting and planning. The online application for the 2024 grant cycle will open Sept. 1, 2023.

Award Criteria

All applications for Grant Awards will be reviewed based upon how well the stated purpose for the request serves the Town's residents in relation to general criteria that is stated in the policies and procedures


Eligibility is restricted to applicants which are:

  • Recognized community service organizations organized and federally designated for tax purposes as non-profit corporations (501c3).
  • Chartered chapters of state or national lodges or service organizations that engage in charitable or community service activities.
  • Public schools located in Erie.


Applications for funding are accepted from Sept. 1 through Nov. 30 for funding of events or programs in the following year. Requests must be submitted online using the Grant Application. Recipients of grant funds will receive notice of award by Jan. 30, 2024.

Questions? Contact Town Administration.