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Community Development and Planning

 

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG): Improve the stability of the community through community development, improving existing and/or developing new facilities and infrastructure, housing rehabilitation, or public services. For more information, click here.
  • Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Discretionary Funds: Funds cover case management, job training, food and nutrition, transportation, education, housing, drug and alcohol counseling, and economic development. Guidelines detail specific state priorities. For more information, click here.
  • Keystone Communities Program: Revitalization of communities using Main Street, Elm Street, Enterprise Zone efforts, or another type of community development effort focused on physical improvements. For more information, click here.
  • HOME: Federally funded, maximum up to $500,000, for new construction, rehabilitation, financing mechanisms, acquisition of rental or sales housing and rental assistance for low- and moderate-income families. For more information, click here.
  • Housing and Redevelopment Assistance: Funds for community revitalization and economic development. For more information, click here.
  • Municipal Assistance Program: Assist local governments with funds for shared services, community planning and floodplain management. For more information, click here.
  • Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP): Tax credits equal to 55 percent of the project. A project must serve distressed areas or support neighborhood conservation. Projects must fall under one of the following categories: affordable housing programs, community services, crime prevention, education, job training or neighborhood assistance. For more information, click here.
  • Neighborhood Assistance, Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP): Total tax credit is limited to $500,000 annually. Fosters the development of collaborations among business firms, neighborhood organizations, local government entities, and residents to encourage high impact long term investments in distressed areas. Projects must fall under one of the following categories: affordable housing, education, health and social services, community economic development, job training, crime prevention, and neighborhood assistance. For more information, click here.
  • Neighborhood Assistance, Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (NAP-EZP): Tax credits equal 25 percent of the amount invested; Up to $500,000 total tax credits per project. Real property improvements such as rehab, expansion or physical improvements to buildings or land resulting in jobs created or retained. For more information, click here.
  • The Urban Laboratory and Remaking Cities Institute: Focuses on community development and capacity building. Its mission is to be a key player and collaborator in the ongoing multi-sector, multidisciplinary process of urban development and to enrich the process of remaking cities. For more information, click here.
  • National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants: The National Park Service (NPS) has provided funding for a variety of grant programs aimed at protecting our nation's most significant historic and cultural sites and our diverse cultural heritage. Recently, NPS provided funding to develop historic preservation and sustainability guidelines (e.g. green building rehabilitation). For more information, click here.
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation: Considers direct funding assistance as well as rehabilitation tax credits. Pennsylvania does not have a state rehabilitation tax credit. For more information, click here.
  • Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission: The Bureau for Historic Preservation is part of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and serves as the State Historic Preservation Office. The commission is available to provide assistance and guidance about potential historic preservation initiatives. For more information, click here.