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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."

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 available under Related Links to the right.

CDBG Project Applications from municipalities, municipal authorities and non-profits for Fiscal Year 2022 funding will be accepted until 
4 p.m. on May 6, 2022.


CDBG project-specific notices are available on the Public Notices​ page.


The FY 2022 Entitlement CDBG Application deadline for Huntingdon County and Huntingdon County on behalf of Huntingdon Borough and Huntingdon County on behalf of Smithfield Township is not yet known.  For FY 2021, the deadline was October 28,  2021.

June 2, 2022 Update:  FY 2022 Application Deadline is October 28, 2022
FY 2022 CDBG Public Hearing Dates are as follows:     

Public Hearing #1:

for Huntingdon County - May 24, 2022 at 5:00 PM in the Conference Room at the Huntingdon County Planning Department, 205 Penn Street, 1st floor, Huntingdon,  PA 16652.

for 'obo' Huntingdon Borough - June 2, 2022 at 5:00 PM in Huntingdon Borough Council Chambers, 530 Washington Street, Huntingdon, PA  16652

for 'obo' Smithfield Township - June 1, 2022 at 5:30 PM​ in the Smithfield Township Building, 202 S. 13th Street, Suite 3, Huntingdon, PA  16652 

Note:  for 'obo' Smithfield Township - rescheduled from June 1, 2022 at 5:30 PM to June 10, 2022 at 5:30 PM.  Written public comments to be accepted by 4 PM on June 14, 2022.
Public Hearing #2:  September 13, 2022 (Tentative)
for Huntingdon County and Huntingdon County on behalf of Huntingdon Borough and Smithfield Township
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 (800) 877-8339 or

Interested citizens are encouraged to phone-in and will be offered the opportunity to give oral testimony at the Public Hearing concerning the needs of Huntingdon County, proposed CDBG program activities, the prior use of CDBG funds, as well as the CDBG program in general. 

Written proposals and comments may also be submitted to the Huntingdon Co. Planning & Development Dept., 205 Penn St., Ste. 3, Huntingdon, PA 16652 or in accordance with the advertised deadline.

TDD can be placed through the PA Relay System at (800) 654-5984. AVISO DE DERECHO A UN INTÉRPRETE Es la política de EL MUNICIPIO proveer interprete a poblaciones de personas con limitada competencia en inglés que son elegibles para nuestros programas o que probablemente se afectarán por nuestros programas. Tales servicios se centrarán en proveer acceso significativo a nuestros programas, servicios, o beneficios. Usted tiene derecho o un servicio de intérprete cualificado sin coste a usted. Tiene derecho de no tener que depender de niños, otros parientes, o amigos como interprete. Tiene derecho a presentar una queja sobre los servicios de acceso a intérprete proveídos.


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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