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Community and Economic Development, 610-782-3565

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.


Department Contacts

Frank Kane - Director

Phone: 610-782-3304

Fax: 610-871-2755

Laurie Moyer - Grants Management Specialist/ Fair Housing Officer

Phone: 610-871-1964

Virginia Haas - Community Revitalization & Development Manager

Phone: 610-782-3809

George M. Samuelson - Grants & Projects Manager

Phone: 610-782-3855

Kimberly T. Smith - Grants Administrator

Phone: 610-782-3566

For general questions about the department and programs contact:

Cyndi King- Executive Assistant

Phone: 610-782-3565

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TEFRA HEARING NOTICE - MAY 22, 2024, 10:30 A.M.


PA C-PACE Property Assessed Clean Energy for Lehigh County



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:

  • Energy Efficient Equipment Installation (HVAC, boilers, lighting, etc.)
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Energy Storage
  • Water Conservation Features

              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


General Information

Annual Action Plans

FY 2019 - 2023 Five Year Consolidated Plan & FY 2019 Annual Action Plan - 

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT #3   Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT #4    Part 1     Part 2     Part 3     Part 4     Part 5     Part 6

Section 3 Plan


Fair Housing