Application

2022 Funding Application - you must log in to this website (click on top left, above the County Seal) before accessing this application every time you wish to work on it.

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Select the appropriate application Level based on your request:

(Scroll to the bottom for important information and attachment details)

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Grant request is not more than $50,000*  Grant request is more than $50,000 but not more than $150,000* Grant request is more than $150,000*
Request does not exceed 20% of your budget** Request does not exceed 20% of your budget** Funding requests exceeding 20% of your budget will be detrimental to your score
Your organization meets Eligibility criteria Your organization meets Eligibility criteria Your organization meets Eligibility criteria

Your organization is prepared to submit the following documents: (review Resources for more details on regulations

  • Application Level 1
  • Annual Report/Financial Report/Annual Budget as submitted to NYS
  • Financial Worksheet - Level 1+
  • Tax Filing (990, 990-EZ, or 990-N)
  • Bylaws
  • Conflict of Interest Policy and Disclosure forms
  • Whistleblower Policy

Your organization is prepared to submit the following documents:  (review Resources for more details on regulations)

  • Application Level 2
  • Financial Report as submitted to NYS (most likely with CPA review)
  • Financial Worksheet - Level 2+
  • Tax Filing (990, 990-EZ, or 990-N)
  • Cash Flow Forecast 
  • Bylaws
  • Conflict of Interest Policy and Disclosure forms
  • Whistleblower Policy 
  • Strategic Plan

Your organization is prepared to submit the following documents: (review Resources for more details on regulations)

  • Application Level 3
  • Examples of Recognition of County Funding
  • Financial Report as submitted to NYS (most likely with CPA audit)
  • Financial Worksheet - Level 3+
  • Tax Filing (990, 990-EZ, or 990-N)
  • Cash Flow Forecast
  • Bylaws
  • Conflict of Interest Policy and Disclosure forms
  • Whistleblower Policy 
  • Strategic Plan

*PLEASE NOTE THAT FUNDING REQUESTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED. All applications will continue to be reviewed based on their financial management, governance, and programming, with funding distributed in accordance with available funds for the 2022 calendar year.

**If the funding request threshold is surpassed, you must complete the next level application.
For example, if your organization is requesting less than $50,000 but this is more than 20% of your budget, you must complete the Level 2 Form. An organization may complete and submit a lower level application, as long as the budget percentage and grant amount are within the thresholds as listed above.

+Indicates a pre-made form that MUST be used. These required forms are linked above and available on the Resources page along with optional templates for other documents.

 

Attachment Details:

All documents must be titled as specified in the FILE NAME column

DOCUMENT INFORMATION FILE NAME
Examples

Upload examples of Acknowledgement of County Funding.

  • Funding Acknowledgement Samples may be a screenshot of your website, digital or physical copies/pictures of posters, event invitations, flyers, newsletters, plaques, links to videos with audio acknowledgement, etc. All samples should be clear on where they can be found or when/where they were performed.
  • Save all visuals/links of the examples in one PDF file
Organization’s Acronym.A.2022 
Financial Report Upload your organization’s most recent financial report/annual report/annual budget (with CPA review or audit, as appropriate) submitted to the NYS Attorney General per NYS Executive Law §172B Organization’s Acronym.B.2022 
Financial Worksheet

Complete and upload the financial worksheet. 

The financial worksheet is a pre-made, required, Excel document that must be downloaded, completed, and saved as a PDF to submit in the application.

The worksheets are unique to the level - make sure to submit the worksheet that matches the application level.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Organization’s Acronym.C.2022 
Tax Filing Upload your organization’s most recently completed IRS Form 990 Organization’s Acronym.D.2022 
Cash Flow Forecast

Upload your Cash Flow Forecast for the next fiscal year, organized by month.

  • Forecast should show the FY starting cash, revenues and expenses by month or quarter by line item (may be summarized into general categories), net per month, and net per year, as well as final position (not including starting cash)
  • A template is available at erie.gov/cultural/resources
Organization’s Acronym.E.2022 
Bylaws Upload your organization’s current bylaws. Organization’s Acronym.F.2022 
Conflict of Interest Policy

Upload your organization’s Conflict of Interest Policy per NYS Not-For-Profit Corporation Law §715-a, with a blank Declarations/Disclosure form, and copies of signature pages of all current Key Persons’ Declarations/Disclosure form

Organization’s Acronym.G.2022 
Whistleblower Policy

Upload your organization’s Whistleblower Policy per NYS Not-For-Profit Corporation Law §715-B.

NOTE: An active Whistleblower Policy is required of all applicants regardless of budget size or number of employees

Organization’s Acronym.H.2022 
Strategic Plan Upload your organization’s current Strategic Plan Organization’s Acronym.I.2022 
Additional Information You may submit an additional attachment with information you'd like to share with the Board, whether providing further details on application questions or on topics not addressed in the application. May be narrative and/or images. Organization’s Acronym.Z.2022