The Office of Planning and Development administers applications and provides assistance to the recipients of several grant programs whose goal is to fund activities that will benefit disabled or low-income persons, expand the supply of decent, affordable housing and address homelessness.  

Community Development Block Grants are made available to non-entitlement municipalities and organizations serving low to moderate income persons. Funds may be used toward projects providing housing rehabilitation, public services, community facilities, improvements to infrastructure, development, and planning.

*​ The Office of Planning & Development has announced the Notice of Funding Availability for its FY2020 CDBG and CDBG-CV grants. CDBG-CV is available strictly for activities responding to conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the 2020 NOFA​ for instructions on how to apply to either CDBG Program. Interested municipalities, nonprofits, and other community organizations that serve Adams County residents can submit a request for funding for any activity that is eligible under the program guidelines.  

DUE DATES: Since there are two funding allocations, there will be TWO due dates this year! 

  • For consideration for CDBG-CV assistance strictly for activities to respond to COVID-19, applications will be due to ACOPD by Friday, June 26, 2020. The Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) will make this set of funds available in an expedited timeframe. 

  • For consideration for funding from the FY2020 Entitlement CDBG Program for any eligible activity, applications will be due to ACOPD by Friday, August 14, 2020

IMPORTANT: If you are considering applying for funding, we encourage you to please email Rebecca Moreland at ASAP to discuss your project - ideally BEFORE preparing your submission.


Click here to learn more​ about the CDBG program and guidelines from DCED.

View local CDBG project locations and funding amounts through our web app 

The Office of Planning & Development is currently accepting proposals for 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant-CV funding from non-profit organizations serving Adams County residents. These funds are awarded by the Commonwealth through a competitive process and are strictly for activities responding to conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. If awarded, all funds must be spent by September 30, 2022.  

Interested applicants should email Rebecca Moreland with a description of your proposed activity and budget no later than Monday, May 11, 2020

If you have not previously received an Emergency Solutions Grant through Adams County, in your email please also include a description of your prior experience managing Emergency Solutions Grant programs. Applicants with prior experience successfully managing an Emergency Solutions Grant will receive priority consideration. Due to the application deadline of June 1, 2020, no exceptions can be made for late or incomplete submissions.

HOME Grants provide resources to develop and maintain affordable housing. Funds may be used for new construction for affordable housing, housing rehabilitation of housing for qualified homeowners, and down payment assistance.

Click here to learn more about the HOME program and guidelines from DCED.​

Contact Information:

Rebecca Moreland,
Grants Program Coordinator
Office of Planning & Development
670 Old Harrisburg Rd.
Suite 100 ​
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone:​ (717) 337-9824​
Fax:​ (717) 334-0786​

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