Be sure to check this page regularly as we make special announcements and updates about our projects and other related news! If you have any questions or would like more information about anything you see here please contact us!
HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS RENEWED!
The Eastside Grassroots Coalition is excited to announce that we have received a NAP/SPP Tax Credit Grant for the second year in a row!
Thanks to our 6 sponsors, we have received $75,000! Sponsors include UPMC Health Plan for $50,000 as well as several $5,000 sponsors including Reddog Industries, Custom Engineering, Connecto Electric, Erie Insurance, and McInnes Rolled Rings!
Of the $75,000, we are dedicating $50,000 to complete additional home facade improvements in 2019! We are also expanding our home improvement program to include more applicants. Please see the application for all details on who qualifies and what the match will be!
We are very excited to complete another round of home improvements after the 10 we completed in 2018. If you are interested please download the application linked at the bottom of this post and fill it out! Applications must be returned to the House of Mercy no later than March 15th! You may return an application in person to the House of Mercy or mail it in. The address is 2005 Woodlawn Ave.
Please call Sr. Michele Schroeck at 814-898-0167 with any questions about the application or program itself.
HOME IMPROVEMENT APPLICATION EXTENSION
We have extended the deadline to submit an application to receive assistance in completing outer home repairs to August 15, 2018!
The micro grants will be awarded to homeowners at a maximum of $5,000 per home. Applicants must meet certain requirements including income limits, ability to pay a 10% match of funds received, and be up to date on their taxes. All the requirements are detailed in the application itself, which you can find here.
If you have any questions on filling out the application, please do not hesitate to contact us and ensure your application is submitted on time!
This round of home improvement grants is made possible by a generous grant from the Erie County Gaming Revenue Association in the amount of $25,000.
PUBLIC UNVEILING OF STRATEGIC PLAN
The Eastside Grassroots Coalition held a public unveiling of our Strategic Plan on July 12, 2018 at the Nonprofit Partnership in Erie, PA. Several business leaders, community organizations, and government officials were in attendance to learn about who we are and the goals we have laid out in our Strategic Plan.
We also discussed opportunities to invest with the EGC, and what the benefits would be in doing so both for the community and the investors themselves. We are very excited about these opportunities and look forward to building relationships with local businesses that help lift up all members of our community.
You can check out an article on the unveiling here, and if you know someone interested in investing in the Eastside Grassroots Coalition, or are a business leader and want to further discuss opportunities, please contact us!
FORMING NEW ACTION TEAMS
The EGC is in the process of developing action teams to address specific goals within our Strategic Plan. These action teams will be responsible for overseeing project completion for each goal. The action teams we are currently putting together are: Home Improvements , Economic Development, and Youth Development.
Anyone interested in being a part of an action team is welcome to join. They will include business and community partners and government officials, all of which will have knowledge and resources to complete each goal. The teams will also include residents in the area who can lend their expertise, as well as feedback so each project is carried out in a culturally responsive and respective way, focusing on resident priorities. These teams will meet at least once per month to ensure our progress towards achieving our goals stays on track, and may meet more frequently as needed.
If you or anyone you know is interested in joining one of these action teams, please contact us today!