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National Night Out Application


United Way of Erie County invites your organization to apply for a 2018 National Night Out Mini-Grant to support your National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. 

National Night Out is America’s “night out against crime.” United Way of Erie County has been a proud sponsor of National Night Out since 2004. We are once again asking our National Night Out Partners to join our efforts to make Erie County a better place by bringing neighbors together, sharing information about community resources, and building stronger neighborhoods. National Night Out events can take many forms including, but not limited to, the following: block parties, cookouts, parades, visits from emergency personnel, rallies and marches, exhibits, youth events, safety demonstrations and seminars. 

Activities at your National Night Out event should be fun and engaging, but the overall event must also align with the tenets of National Night Out:

  • Crime prevention activities
  • Police-community partnerships
  • Neighborhood camaraderie

Grant recipients will receive the following:

  • Funding up to $500.00
  • United Way of Erie County Banner
  • A toolkit with resources to distribute to community members
  • Elected officials, police and fire departments will be notified in advance of all event locations and encouraged to participate in your event

Complete details available via the links below:

Important Dates:

  • June 18, 2018 - National Night Out Mini-Grant Applications due 
  • June 29, 2018 - National Night Out Mini-Grant recipients announced
  • July 23, 2018 - National Night Out funds and supplies available for pick up at United Way (proof of matching funds must be submitted before grant funds are released)
  • August 7, 2018 - National Night Out
  • August 31, 2018- Receipts and Post-Project Report Form submission deadline

Thank you for everything you do to make our community a better place.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Emily Francis.

Contact Information:
420 West 6th Street, Suite 200
Erie, PA  16507 
Or call (814) 456-2937, ext. 235
or fax to (814) 459-5750