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
Laurie Moyer - Grants Management Specialist/ Fair Housing Officer
Virginia Haas - Community Revitalization & Development Manager
George M. Samuelson - Grants & Projects Manager
Kimberly T. Smith - Grants Administrator
Heidi Miller - Grants Administrator
Yorman De La Rosa - Community Liaison
For general questions about the department and programs contact:
Cyndi King- Executive Assistant
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Lehigh County COVID-19 Relief Nonprofit Block Grant Program Application
The American Recovery Plan (ARP) has funding available to eligible nonprofits to be administered by the County in partnership with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley and to approved by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners.
Click Here for Application Portal
Please use this site to register, request and complete the required forms for the application. Applications must include a completed W-9 form.
Please submit all technical questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit all eligibility questions to email@example.com
$10 million of Lehigh County COVID-19 Local Fiscal Recovery Fund has been designated by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners for the Lehigh County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant Program.
In partnership with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Lehigh County will allocate an estimated $2 million in funding for local Lehigh County businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $15,000 in order to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and its related expenses.
Businesses located in Lehigh County that have not received funding from Lehigh County under the American Rescue Plan Act in 2021 ARE eligible to apply.
Businesses located in Lehigh County that have not received a grant through Lehigh County or have not received a grant in 2020 under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ARE eligible to apply.
Please see guidelines below. To apply: https://www.lehighvalleychamber.org/lehighcogrants1.html
Here are the program guidelines in English Here are the program guidelines in Spanish
FINANCE YOUR COMMERICAL PROJECT WITH C-PACE
Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a financing tool that enables building owners to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, water conservation, and renewable energy projects. Benefits of financing through C-PACE include up to 100% financing and terms of up to 30 years to match project payback periods.
ELIGIBLE IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH C-PACE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The following types of improvements are eligible for commercial properties using C-PACE financing in Pennsylvania:
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LEHIGH COUNTY'S PROGRAM, VISIT THE WEBSITE: WWW.LEHIGHCPACE.ORG
Questions? Contact Sustainable Energy Fund at 610-264-4440 or CPACE@THESEF.ORG
Applications are now open for the 2022 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) with Community Action Lehigh Valley. Residents may qualify for rental assistance to cover past, current and/or future monthly rent payments. Utility assistance payments will be made for arrearages only (past due amounts), but can include electric, natural gas, water, sewer and trash. Language options will be available within the application portal. For assistance, please call 610-691-5620.
Application Website | Program Instructions & Requirements | Appeals Process
Annual Action Plans
FY 2019 - 2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan & FY 2019 Annual Action Plan -
SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT #3 All Parts
SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT #4 Part 1 Part 1a Part 2
Section 3 Plan