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. Requests submitted "out-of-cycle" should be submitted to the Town Clerk who will forward to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

Award Criteria

All applications for Grant Awards will be reviewed based upon how well the stated purpose for the request serves the Town's citizenry 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, and/ or chartered chapters of state or national lodges or service organizations that engage in charitable or community service activities and public schools located in Erie. Events hosted by private for-profit organizations seeking financial or in-kind support will be considered by the Board on a case by case basis.


All requests for financial and in-kind support of projects, programs, and events requests must be submitted to the Town Clerk's Office. Applicants should expect to attend a Board meeting and respond to any questions or clarifications which may arise as the result of Board discussion.


Submit the online Grant Application, or visit the Town Clerk's Office for a paper copy.

*NEW* Downtown Event Grant

For a limited time, the Town of Erie is awarding grant funds to community organizations that are hosting events specifically in the Downtown Erie area. Applicants may receive up to $10,000 upon approval for their event in Downtown Erie.

Applicants must complete the Special Event permit process, in addition to submitting the Application for the Downtown Event Grant by June 9, 2021. For more information, email