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Community Development 

Community Development in Huntingdon County is guided primarily by the Huntingdon County Comprehensive Plan.   

Community needs are systematically reviewed so that funding resources are focused where they are most needed to create the successful communities envisioned by the Huntingdon County Comprehensive Plan.  

Adequate financial resources, consistently and wisely focused on the needs of our communities are necessary for fulfillment of our vision for Huntingdon County as established by the Huntingdon County Comprehensive Plan, "It is our goal that Huntingdon County achieve economic prosperity while retaining the qualities of rural and small town living."
The FY 2019 CDBG Application will be due in November 2019.  Public Hearing Dates are as follows:    
Public Hearing #2:
for Huntingdon County & on behalf of Huntingdon Borough & Smithfield TownshipNovember 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Annex I Conference Room, 205 Penn Street, Huntingdon, PA. 
Public Hearing #1:
Huntingdon Borough - April 23, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers
Smithfield Township - April 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. at the Township Building
Huntingdon County - April 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. in the Annex I Conference Room, 205 Penn Street, Huntingdon, PA.
These meetings are accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or for persons with Limited English Proficiency.  If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify the Huntingdon County Planning and Development Department office 72 hours in advance at (814) 643-5091 or TDD (814) 542-8674 or
Interested citizens are encouraged to attend and will be offered the opportunity to give oral testimony at the Public Hearing and/or to present written comments concerning the needs of Huntingdon County and Huntingdon County on behalf of Huntingdon Borough and Smithfield Township, proposed CDBG Program activities, the prior use of CDBG funds, as well as the CDBG Program in general. 
Proposals and comments may be submitted in writing to the County Planning & Development Department no later than advertised prior to the time of the hearing.  Mailing Address:  205 Penn St., Suite 3, Huntingdon, PA  16652 or
For Huntingdon Borough:  Written proposals and comments by 2 p.m. on April 23rd.
For Huntingdon County:  Written proposals and comments submitted by 2 p.m. on April 24th.
For Smithfield Township:   Written proposals and comments by 2 p.m. on April 23rd.
2019 CDBG Second Public Hearing Notice is below (Huntingdon County & obo Huntingdon Borough and Smithfield Township):
2019 Second Public Hearing
2019 CDBG Public Hearing (First Public Hearing) Notices are provided below:

Municipalities, municipal authorities, and non-profit organizations of Huntingdon County are invited to apply for Huntingdon County Entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.​  Details about the Huntingdon County CDBG Program are included in the CDBG Fact Sheet​


The Huntingdon County Commissioners make every effort to ensure that all programs and activities are accessible to learning, mobility, visual, language, and hearing-impaired persons.  Therefore, Huntingdon County will strive to provide a qualified language interpreter when necessary.


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