Lehigh County Government Center
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
Phone: (610)-782-3001 Fax: (610)-871-2755
Lehigh County’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) focuses on enhancing the quality of life of our communities by concentrating on the revitalization of our cities and boroughs, spurring economic growth, and supporting regional partnerships among our municipalities.
For the past eight years the department’s grant programs have supported high priority projects in 21 of the County’s twenty-five municipalities, aimed at enriching their economic viability by upgrading aging infrastructure, supporting aesthetic improvements within the downtowns, and assisting agencies focused on providing safe, affordable and sustainable housing programs.
To date, approximately $4.6 million dollars of Lehigh County funds and over $45 million dollars of state and federal funds which the Count y administers has been awarded to the participating communities, various Lehigh County-based projects and forty-four non-profits, not-for-profits and industries which leveraged an additional $90 million dollars in matching funds for various community and economic development projects in Lehigh County.