Rep. Bizzarro: Community revitalization projects in Erie get more than $2 million in funding

18 organizations receive money to support projects in low-income neighborhoods

ERIE, Nov. 9 – Today, state Rep. Bizzarro, D-Erie, announced funding will go to 18 organizations supporting more than 20 community revitalization projects in Erie County.

“More than $2 million is going to applicants who interact with my office regularly and are committed to making our community strong,” Bizzarro said. “I’m prepared to continue fighting for them so that they get the support that they need to continue serving our community and making Erie County what it is today.”

Funds going to Erie County organizations come from the Neighborhood Assistance Program and two of its five subparts: Special Program Priorities and the Neighborhood Partnership Program. These funds are part of the tax credit program that supports nonprofits, businesses and residential projects in distressed areas or low-income neighborhoods.

In Erie, funding will go to:

  • Erie Civic Theatre Association
  • ServErie
  • SSJ Neighborhood Network
  • YMCA of Greater Erie
  • Erie County Historical Society
  • Erie Center for Arts & Technology
  • Gannon University
  • Bayfront East Side Taskforce
  • Erie DAWN
  • Erie Downtown Partnership
  • St. Martin Center Inc.
  • Climate Changers Inc.
  • Corry Community Development
  • Mercy Center for Women
  • Julia Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Crime Victim Center of Erie County
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA

Notably, this round of funding for community revitalization projects includes, but is not limited to, support for projects and organizations working to address the unprecedented level of challenges experienced by Erie families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about how each organization will use funds, click here.