Erie County unveils 2014 Cultural Funding Application

BUFFALO – Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has unveiled the County’s 2014 Cultural Funding Application, which must be completed by eligible organizations seeking any level of Erie County funding.

The application, available in its entirety online for the first time, streamlines the process by which cultural organizations can apply for funding and also provides step-by-step guidance to applicants in organizing and submitting their information.

Organizations meeting the stated Eligibility Requirements must complete their online application at by 5 p.m. on June 10. All applications will be submitted via this website. Late or incomplete applications will negatively affect an organizations’ application score. Submitted applications will be reviewed by the Erie Arts & Cultural Advisory Board.

On Friday at 3 p.m., interested organizations are encouraged to attend an applicant briefing during which time the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning will provide an overview of the online application and answer questions about it. The voluntary briefing will take place in Room 1401 of the Edward A. Rath county office building.