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.
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Keystone Communities is a program that assists Pennsylvania’s core communities in achieving revitalization
This program supports physical improvements to both designated and other communities that are undertaking revitalization to restore deteriorated downtowns, residential neighborhoods, and industrial/manufacturing sites. Keystone communities also provides funding for accessible modifications for the homes of persons with physical disabilities.
The Four Program Designations
Funding and technical assistance for a community’s downtown revitalization.
Funding and technical assistance for residential and mixed use areas in proximity to central business district.
Keystone Communities Enterprise Zone Designation
Funding and technical assistance for disadvantaged industrial/manufacturing and business sites
Keystone Community Designation
Designation and potential access to funding and Neighborhood Assistance tax credits.
Learn more about the details of the program and how to have your community apply for the program.