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Webinar Recap: Save it! Start it! Build it! How to Access American Rescue Plan Funds for Historic Preservation & Economic Development

May 6, 2022

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) offers a historic opportunity for counties and local municipalities to invest in local projects, programs and organizations. This webinar recording explains why and how you can […]


Navigating a Path Forward: Building Community Resilience from the Ground Up

March 21, 2022

“Twenty years ago, myself and a small group of residents recognized that Columbia Borough was dying,” says Mayor Leo Lutz on a balmy September day. The backdrop looks anything but […]


WalkWorks Grant Round Now Open

February 28, 2022

We are ever more aware that walking and bicycling are critical modes of transportation that warrant attention and funding. Walking, biking and any form of wheeling are independent, reliable, and […]


Local Share Account Statewide Grant Program for Non-Profits Available through March 15

February 9, 2022

The PA Race Horse Development and Gaming Act (Act 2004-71), as amended, provides for the distribution of gaming revenues through the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to support projects in the […]


NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, West Scranton Designated as Keystone Communities Elm Street

January 13, 2022

Scranton, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs and Development Rick Vilello today joined Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti and other state and local officials to […]


Gov. Wolf Announces $6 Million to Support 34 Community Improvement Projects Across Pennsylvania

December 22, 2021

This week, Governor Tom Wolf announced $6 million in Keystone Communities Program grants for 34 projects in 22 counties across Pennsylvania. “The Keystone Communities Program supports towns and cities with initiatives that […]


Call for Session Proposals Now Open

December 8, 2021

The Pennsylvania Downtown Center is seeking session proposals for the Commonwealth’s 2022 Premier Revitalization Conference, hosted in Harrisburg, PA from June 26-29, 2022. In celebration of Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s 35th […]


Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion Application Closes in One Week!

November 4, 2021

Don’t miss the chance to rally your communities around the small businesses that help make your downtown thrive. Applications to become an American Express Neighborhood Champion this Small Business Saturday® […]


Wolf Administration Awards 10 Community Grants to Increase Community Physical Activity

October 26, 2021

PA Department of Health | PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2021 Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced WalkWorks grants to 10 […]


The Wilkinsburg Train Station Restoration Project

October 26, 2021

Even before Tracey Evans came to restore the Wilkinsburg Train Station as executive director of the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC), she urged the community to act. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette […]


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