PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds enable communities to effectively address local economic development needs
Nearly a million people have benefited from CDBG-funded projects
The CDBG provides federal funds to develop viable communities through the provision of modest housing and a suitable living environment. Funds are also used to expand economic opportunities geared to low-and moderate-income individuals and to improve infrastructure critical to community health and welfare.
Learn more about the details of the program and how to have your community apply for the program.
Individuals & Households Looking for Grant Organizations
Although DCED does not directly assist individuals and households, there are a variety of municipal agencies and organizations that are ready to help. Visit our Individuals and Households page to find a list of CDBG Grant Contacts.
Section 108 enables states and local governments participating in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to obtain federally guaranteed loans to fund large economic development projects and undertake revitalization activities. Under Pennsylvania's initiative to use Section 108 the loans are guaranteed by the Commonwealth, committing the use of future CDBG funds to pay off the loan in case of default.
special economic development activities
certain public facilities
Loan Guarantees as security for federal loans through HUD
Local governments that are not designated by HUD as urban counties or entitlement municipalities