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Community Development

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."

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

In 2023, Planning Department staff administered a total of $1,891,644.61 in CDBG funding. This funding included CDBG Entitlement and CDBG-CV contracts for Huntingdon County and on behalf of Huntingdon Borough and Smithfield Township.

2024 INVITATION TO APPLY - APPLICATIONS DUE 4 PM, MAY 3, 2024

Municipalities, municipal authorities, and non-profit organizations of Huntingdon County are invited to apply for FY 2024 Huntingdon County Entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Details about the Huntingdon County CDBG Program are included in the 2024 Overview of CDBG Program available under Related Links to the right

(Click the bulleted link above for the complete public hearing notice.)


The first of two required public hearings regarding Huntingdon County and on behalf of Huntingdon Borough and Smithfield Township FFY 2023 CDBG program will be held in person at each municipality as follows. These hearings 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 72 hours in advance of the public hearing at (814) 643-5091 or via e-mail at jbellis@huntingdoncounty.net.
Huntingdon County - June 5, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.     Huntingdon County Annex 1 Building Conference Room, 205 Penn Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Total: $250,000 -  Project: $205,000 - Admin: $45,000

Huntingdon Borough -  May 31, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.     Huntingdon Borough Office, 530 Washington Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Total: $127,000 - Project: $104,140 - Admin: $22,860 

Smithfield Township - June 7, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.     Smithfield Township Building, 202 South 13th Street, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Total: $85,000 - Project: $69,700 - Admin: $15,300



  

FY 2022 CDBG Public Hearing Information

Public Meeting Dates - Pending for 2024

The FY 2024 Entitlement CDBG Application deadline for Huntingdon County to apply for funding for Huntingdon County and Huntingdon County on behalf of Huntingdon Borough and Huntingdon County on behalf of Smithfield Township will be late October 2024.

FY 2024 CDBG Public Hearings will be held as required.  The information will be posted here when the hearing dates are set.


Public Meeting Information

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 jleibley@huntingdoncounty.net.

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 jleibley@huntingdoncounty.net 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.