Community and Economic Development

Lehigh County Government Center 
17 South Seventh Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
Phone: (610) 782-3200 
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.

The department’s grant programs have supported high priority projects of the County’s twenty-five municipalities, aimed at enriching their economic viability by upgrading aging infrastructure, supporting improvements within the downtowns, and assisting agencies focused on providing safe, affordable and sustainable housing.





Frank Kane - Director

Phone: 610-782-3304 

Fax: 610-871-2755

Laurie Moyer - Grants & Housing Manager/ Fair Housing Officer

Phone: 610-871-1964


Virginia Haas - Community Revitalization & Development Manager

Phone: 610-782-3809

George M. Samuelson - Grants Coordinator

Phone:  610-782-3855

For general questions about the department and programs contact:

Cyndi King- Executive Assistant

Phone: 610-782-3565

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TEFRA HEARING - Seven Generations Charter School Foundation

SGCSF TEFRA Notice 2021-revised 4-27-21




     Organization                 Project Name    Award
Casa Guadalupe Center Food Pantry $100,790.00
Casa Guadalupe Center Housing Stabilization $158,173.00
Center for Vision Loss, Inc. Software for Virtual Programming $   8,350.00
Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry Shelving $   3,310.00
Kellyn Foundation Mobile Fresh Food Pantry $ 70,400.00
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) Communication Support Project $ 30,000.00
Meals On Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley (MOWGLV) Free Meals for LMI Elderly $ 50,000.00
Parkland Cares Food Pantry Food Purchase $ 25,000.00
Via of the Lehigh Valley Technology Adaptations $   4,035.70
Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative Children's Summer Feeding Program $ 35,000.00



The COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP) will allocate $145 million in funding assistance to the hospitality industry businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lehigh County received $4,183,030.00 for this program.  Grant awards will be up to $20,000.00.

Application period opens March 15, 2021,

and it will remain open until funding for grants has been exhausted, or June 15, 2021, whichever comes first.

Rising Tide will administer the grant applications for Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

For more information and to apply, visit:



Public Voting for the Lehigh Valley “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Videos will be available April 7th-9th, at or visit the Lehigh Valley Contest Page to PREVIEW this year's videos.  Student team videos are being uploaded throughout the day at  Voting begins at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 7!
This year's awards event will be televised on WFMZ-TV and livestreamed on WFMZ.COM, Monday, April 26, 2021, 7 -7:30 p.m..
Visit for more information and resources  and follow on and Twitter @wscmlv.