Merski hosting grant seminar for small businesses, nonprofits

Aug. 5 event will offer expert advice on maximizing state funding

ERIE, July 22 – Area businesses and nonprofits can get expert tips on tapping into state funding opportunities by attending “A Guide to Pennsylvania Grants” – an Aug. 5 seminar co-hosted by state Rep. Bob Merski, D-Erie, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. in the Admiral Room of the Blasco Library, at 160 E. Front St.

“With so many small businesses and nonprofits still hurting from the pandemic, it’s more important than ever to know what funding opportunities are out there and how to tap into them,” Merski said. “Our seminar will feature expert tips and a question-and-answer session to help business owners and organizations maximize their chances for success.”

Merski said participants will receive a copy of the updated grant guide and state literature with contact information.

Attendance is limited, so those interested should RSVP in advance by calling 814-455-6319.

Anyone who cannot attend but would like a copy of the updated grant guide can pick one up at Merski’s 3901 Liberty St. office Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.