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.

     

Director

Frank Kane - Director

Phone: 610-782-3304 

Fax: 610-871-2755

frankkane@lehighcounty.org

Laurie Moyer - Grants Management Specialist/ Fair Housing Officer

Phone: 610-871-1964

lauriemoyer@lehighcounty.org

Virginia Haas - Community Revitalization & Development Manager

Phone: 610-782-3809

virginiahaas@lehighcounty.org

George M. Samuelson - Grants & Projects Manager

Phone:  610-782-3855

georgesamuelson@lehighcounty.org

Kimberly T. Smith - Grants Administrator

Phone:  610-782-3566 

kimsmith@lehighcounty.org

For general questions about the department and programs contact:

Cyndi King- Executive Assistant

Phone: 610-782-3565

cyndiking@lehighcounty.org

!Se Habla Español !

     

COVID-19 Relief NON-PROFIT BLOCK GRANT Program

Applications are now available for Lehigh County’s COVID-19 Relief Non-Profit Block Grant Program. In partnership with the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV), and through funding made possible by the American Rescue Plan (ARP), Lehigh County will be administering funding to all eligible non-profit organizations that apply. Applications are open until October 15, 2021. 

 Link to apply

     

Lehigh County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Grant - Second Round

$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.

Here are the program guidelines in English                                     Here are the program guidelines in Spanish