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 2020.
The Sisters of Mercy, House of Mercy has received $80,000! Sponsors include UPMC Health Plan, Erie Insurance, and Reddog Industries.
Of the $80,000, we are dedicating $50,000 to complete additional home facade improvements in 2020!
Projects include: home improvement grants, bus shelters and empty lot beautification.
Please see the application for timeline and qualifications.
Contact Sr. JoAnne Courneen at 814-981-0329 with any questions about the home improvement grant.
The UECDC received $100,000 in NAP/SPP Tax Credit Grant for 2020. Sponsors include: Curtze and UPMC Hamot Health Plan. Projects include Savacchio Park and job training for lawn care.
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!