Grant Services


The Erie County Redevelopment Authority (ECRDA) provides access to a multitude of grant opportunities and services to help your business succeed. We work alongside local, state, national, and private entities to provide you with the most up-to-date information. Below are links to open grant applications.

Grant-writing services are available for specific projects, and we will help you to find and identify the right grant to match your needs. We aim to streamline the entire process to give you the best possible chance to receive and maintain funding.

Your project success is our priority.


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EPA Grant - ECRDA is the recipient of a $560,000 grant targeted for Phase 1 Brownfield assessment. The intent of the grant is to assess brownfields and restore their potential as both economic and community resources. If you are interested in having your property considered for assessment, please contact Tina Mengine at


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PPE for Small Businesses – The goal of this program is to provide "high touch" small businesses, such as medical and dental practices, childcare services and youth camps, museums and historical sites, amusement and recreation centers, independent restaurants, barber shops, beauty salons, nail salons and personal care services, with kits containing masks, hand sanitizer, and gloves, or other items.


REDEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE CAPITAL PROGRAM (RACP) - RCAP is a Commonwealth grant program sponsored by the ECRDA and designed for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

Applications are closed for the 20/21 year.


ERIE COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS CARES ACT GRANT – On behalf of the County of Erie, ECRDA will administer up to $5 million in funds to small businesses and for-profit tourist organizations with 0-100 employees. The program is funded through the state’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds.

Artist Entrepreneurial Fund - The $250K fund is supported by a major gift from the StARTup Incubator to support opportunities that will benefit artists' careers - to foster and promote the creation of new businesses and educational programs and training for artists that will help facilitate or create new and/or expanded employment opportunities throughout Erie County.