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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Grants to Delaware County, Pennsylvania Nonprofits
and Agencies for Community Development Projects

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Delaware County Council - Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD)

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Deadline Date:

01/09/20 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Delaware County, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and municipal governments to promote the development of viable urban communities. Applicants requesting funding for acquisition activities must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to increase decent housing and economic opportunities, primarily for low- and moderate-income households.

Eligible activities:

  • Public Facilities and Improvements, including construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation (including the removal of architectural barriers to accessibility), or installation. 
  • Acquisition/Disposition of real property. 
  • Public Services including but not limited to employment, services to the homeless or elderly, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation, welfare, or recreational needs. 
  • Code Enforcement concentrated in deteriorated or deteriorating neighborhoods where such enforcement, together with public or private improvements or services, is expected to arrest the decline of the area.
  • Planning Activities, which consist of data gathering, analysis and preparation of plans.
  • Historic Preservation of sites or structures that are either listed on or determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, designated as a State or local landmark or historic district by appropriate law or ordinance. 
  • Clearance and Remediation, including Brownfields. 

Eligible activities must meet one of the program's National Objectives. For additional  information, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 167583

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Term of Contract:

The upcoming program year is scheduled to begin July 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from municipalities and nonprofit organizations in Delaware County.

The following activities are generally ineligible for CDBG assistance:
1. Improvements to buildings, or portions thereof, used for the general conduct of government
2. General government expenses
3. Political activities
4. Purchase of equipment (including construction equipment), furnishings and personal property, except when used in carrying out an eligible Public Service activity
5. Operating and maintenance expenses associated with public facilities
6. New housing construction, unless carried out by a Community Based Development Organization
7. Income payments to families or individuals

Pre-proposal Conference:

OHCD has scheduled a public hearing to assess the County's housing and community development needs on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 5:00 PM at the Office of Housing and Community Development, 600 N. Jackson Street, Room 101, Media.

Anyone wishing to comment on housing and community development needs, request information on proposed programs, or review program performance, is encouraged to attend this hearing. OHCD staff will be present to discuss issues related to the development of the HCD Plan and address any questions.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM, January 9, 2020.

Key Dates:
-October 31, 2019: Application Available
-December 5, 2019: OHCD Needs Assessment Hearing
-January 9, 2020: FY 20 Applications Due at OHCD
-January - March, 20107: OHCD Application Review and Development of Action Plan
-March 18, 2020: County Council Adopts Proposed Action Plan
-March 26 - April 27, 2020: 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Action Plan
-April 15, 2020: County Council Public Hearing on Proposed Action Plan
-April 19, 2020: County Council Adopts Final Action Plan
-May 15, 2020: Final FY 20 Action Plan Submitted to HUD
-July 1, 2020: Start of FY 20 Program Year
-June 30, 2021: End of FY 20 Program Year

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit application(s) to:
Ms. Linda F. Hill, Director
Delaware County Office of Housing and Community Development
600 North Jackson Street, Suite 101
Media, PA 19063

P: 610-891-5425
F: 610-566-0532

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