$25 million available for capital projects; small- to mid-size organizations encouraged to apply; applications due by close of business on Monday July 11

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning has announced that it is now accepting applications for the new $25 million Erie County Cultural Capital Grant Program, announced by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz at his 2022 State of the County address and intended to aid cultural organizations in tackling capital projects they would not be able to conduct otherwise.

“As I said when announcing this Program during my State of the County address, we need ties that bind us together so we are not so easily torn apart. One of those ties is our incredible arts and cultural community,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “Arts and culture bring people together physically and help enrich our lives. This funding is intended to strengthen these organizations so that they can continue to be places of inspiration, inclusion, creativity, education and entertainment in our community.”

The Erie County Capital Projects Committee will consider all requests and award grants. The Program will run multiple years and is open to cultural organizations based in Erie County. An informational Webex presentation will be held on June 22 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM for interested organizations to learn more.

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