Municipal Assistance Program (MAP)

Municipal Assistance Program 2021 Recipients

Provides funding to assist local governments to plan for and efficiently implement a variety of services and improvements, and soundly manage development with an emphasis on intergovernmental approaches.  Funding is available for two groups of activities: shared services, and community planning.


Shared service activities: consolidating or regionalizing services among multiple counties and municipalities, boundary change studies, and shared personnel. New or expanded intergovernmental initiatives that promote local government efficiencies and effectiveness.

Community planning: comprehensive plans and parts thereof, land use ordinances, Transit Revitalization Investment District planning studies and entrepreneurial/innovative plans that support community and economic development improvements. Emphasis on multi-municipal plans.

As of September 7, 2021, DCED no longer houses or has responsibility for any aspect of the National Floodplain Insurance Program (NFIP). Legislation fully transferred the program to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Bill Bradfield will serve as the Pennsylvania NFIP Coordinator. For more information or questions on the program, visit the National Floodplain Insurance Program webpage on the PEMA website.

Counties and municipalities may apply.  Shared service activities require two or more participating municipalities.  Some projects are open to COGs and other intergovernmental organizations where duly authorized by participating municipalities.


Grants of up to 50 percent of eligible costs.


Refer to program guidelines.

Additional Information

Municipal Assistance Program Fact Sheet

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