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 Redevelopment Authority and City are interested in programs or activities supporting housing and homelessness, public services and facilities, and economic development that address 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.

General Contact Info


120 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602


Office hours

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.



(717) 291-4754



(717) 291-4713



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