Grant Applications: What you need to know
In 2015, Destination Erie: A Regional Vision was released. This comprehensive plan for Erie County includes 42 recommendations that address areas of importance identified by over 3,500 Erie County residents during the planning process. These recommendations address:
Does your project align with the Emerge 2040 / Destination Erie recommendations to create a more prosperous and resilient region?
Referencing Erie County’s regional plan for sustainability may strengthen your application and increase the chance that your project will be funded!
Emerge 2040, a public/private partnership, was created after the Destination Erie plan to increase the awareness and understanding of the community’s agenda for a prosperous and resilient Erie region and to guide the implementation of the plan.
First, identify ways in which your project aligns with the goals outlined in Destination Erie. (Please contact us if you have questions about the goals or recommendations). In your grant narrative, reference the plan and discuss the ways in which the plan supports your specific project.
Sample language for inclusion in a grant application:
“In spring of 2015 the Erie region completed a large-scale strategic planning process involving thousands of community members and over 80 partnering agencies. The effort, which resulted in a 25 year plan for sustainable development entitled “Destination Erie: A Regional Vision,” was supported by a $1.8 million U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Initiative grant. The final plan identifies a vision for the Erie Region’s future based on local values identified by over 3,500 participants during the three-year planning process, and provides a set of recommendations that address the areas of critical importance to advance the community’s shared goals.”
[Applicant should explain how the project that is the subject of the grant application connects with the goals/recommendations in the Destination Erie plan.]
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:
Anna Frantz, Executive Director
Ph: 814 454-7191 ext. 143