They were awarded the money today from the Erie Downtown Partnership that was a one to one match program.
The businesses and non-profits in the downtown area were eligible for up to $5,000 in grant money, meaning some will have an update costing $10,000.
The grantees will be able to update architectural elements including windows, doors, exterior painting and restoration, signs and awnings.
Most of these businesses and non-profits say these updates wouldn't be possible if it weren't for the grant money.
Some of the recipients include the Erie Art Museum, YMCA of Greater Erie: Downtown Branch, Glass Growers Gallery, Experience Children’s Museum, La Rue Dix, HANDS and Heritage Wine Cellars.
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