Grant Opportunities

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. More than $10 million in grant funding to Erie County Businesses:  Erie County PA Redevelopment Authority Grant Funded Projects (

Small Business Advantage Grant

The Small Business Advantage Grant provides reimbursement grants ranging from 50% to 80% of eligible project costs to Pennsylvania small businesses to improve energy efficiency or reduce pollution or waste by: upgrading or replacing equipment or supplies; improving processes; or reducing runoff into affected waterways. Maximum grant award amounts will vary from up to $5,000 to up to $8,000, based on the environmental impact of the project and whether the project location is in an Environmental Justice Area in Pennsylvania. Apply for the Small Business Advantage Grant

StARTup Grant - Watch for Our Next Grant Cycle to Open

The StARTup Grant is designed to assist fledging creative businesses with grants to help grow their enterprise. The program provides grants up to $5000 and applicants are encouraged to participate in any one of several creative entrepreneur business development programs – which can be found on our Support for Entrepreneurs Resource Page. The StARTup Program will also consider emergency grants on a case by case basis. Sign up for our newsletter and check back here for the next open round. 

Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP)

This Commonwealth grant program is designed to support significant capital projects that include the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects. Get more information on this program.


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