Request for Proposals – CARES Act

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided Lancaster County and the City of Lancaster with an allocation of CDBG Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) and ESG Coronavirus (ESG-CV) as enabled in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136). The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster (Redevelopment Authority), on behalf of the County, and the City of Lancaster (City) have developed a joint application to request proposals from organizations seeking CDBG-CV and ESG-CV CARES Act funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. The City completed their review and awarded the following agencies (pending approval from HUD):

Eviction Prevention Network – $404,500
Assets Technical Assistance for Microenterprise – $103,000
CAP Utility Assistance – $45,500
Building Codes – $147,000
Public Health Services – $154,871
Home Rehabilitation and Critical Repair – $150,000

Lancaster County Day/Drop In Center – $109,846
Low Barrier Overnight Shelter – $128,364
Quarentine Hotel – $108,927
Tabor’s Lancaster City and County Homeless Outreach – $38,137
The Lancaster County Food Hub Outreach Program – $31,718

We are hopeful that these programs will meet the goals outline in our 2019 Action Plan substantial amendment (found below). These programs or activities will support housing and homelessness, public services and facilities, and economic development that address the needs of low-moderate- income residents affected by COVID-19.

What We Do

The Community Development Division administers the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program and State grants provided through DCED and the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The Division is also responsible for researching and applying for other grant opportunities to assist the Department finance programs and projects focused on community, economic, housing and neighborhood development. The Division assists city non- profit organizations in applying for and administering State grants where the City must act as a pass through for the grant to the non-profit. The Community Development Division also serves as the city’s principal representative to the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness.

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120 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602


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Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.



(717) 291-4754



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