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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits and Agencies
for Community and Economic Development Projects

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

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01/07/21 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations and municipal governments to promote the development of viable urban communities in eligible locations. Certain applicants must hold a public meeting and 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 applicants are located in Delaware County.

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:

July 1, 2021 Start of PY 2021 Program Year
June 30, 2022 End of PY 2021 Program Year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

The following activities are generally ineligible for CDBG assistance:

- Improvements to buildings, or portions thereof, used for the general conduct of government
- Activities that affect a floodway associated with a 100-year flooplain
- General government expenses
- Political activities
- Purchase of equipment (including construction equipment), furnishings and personal property, except when used in carrying out an eligible Public Service activity
- Operating and maintenance expenses associated with public facilities
- New housing construction, unless carried out by a Community Based Development Organization
- 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 3, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. In accordance with social distancing guidelines, the Public Hearing will be held virtually using Zoom.

Please contact OHDC by email at to obtain a link to this virtual meeting.

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 discuss issues related to the development of the HCD Annual Action Plan and address any questions.

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be received no later than 4:30 PM, January 7, 2021.

Municipalities are required to hold at least one Public Hearing prior to applying. At a minimum, a notice must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality no less than ten (10) days prior to the proposed hearing.

OHCD staff is available to address concerns related to proposal preparation and visit potential project sites. Applicants seeking funding for Acquisition/Relocation activities must contact OHCD to schedule a Pre-Application Meeting before submitting an application.

Key Dates:

- October 2020 Application Available
- December 3, 2020 (6:00 PM) Via Zoom OHCD Needs Assessment Hearing
- January 7, 2021 PY 2021 Applications Due at OHCD
- January-March, 2021 OHCD Application Review and Development of Action Plan
- March 17, 2021 County Council Adopts Proposed Action Plan
- March 25 – April 26, 2021 30-Day Public Comment Period on Proposed Action Plan
- April 21, 2021 County Council Public Hearing on Proposed Action Plan
- May 5, 2021 County Council Adopts Final Action Plan
- May 14, 2021 Final PY 2021 Action Plan Submitted to HUD

HUD's Guide to National Objectives and Eligible Activities

Contact Information:

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

Questions and requests for assistance may be directed to Megan Swider at (610) 891-4949 or

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


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