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
Laurie Moyer - Grants & Housing Manager/ Fair Housing Officer
Virginia Haas - Community Revitalization & Development Manager
George M. Samuelson - Grants Coordinator
For general questions about the department and programs contact:
Cyndi King- Executive Assistant
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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: www.therisingtide.org
Public Voting for the Lehigh Valley “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Videos will be available April 7th-9th, at WhatsSoCool.org or visit the Lehigh Valley Contest Page to PREVIEW this year's videos. Student team videos are being uploaded throughout the day at https://www.whatssocool.org/contests/lehigh-valley/. 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 WhatsSoCool.org for more information and resources and follow on Facebook.com/wscmlv and Twitter @wscmlv.
Annual Action Plans
FY 2019 - 2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan & FY 2019 Annual Action Plan
Section 3 Plan