News & Alerts

Congratulations to the 2022 Townie Award Winners

July 7, 2022

Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) recently presented twelve awards during the organization’s annual statewide Townie Awards gala. The Townie Awards are a festive and venerable tradition designed to recognize the commonwealth’s […]


It’s Never Too Late to Advocate

June 17, 2022

In these final weeks of budget appropriations, make sure your elected officials know the importance of Keystone Communities Program line item in the DCED budget.


What’s in a Word? Expanding Your Active Transportation Lexicon!

June 2, 2022

Active Transportation – What’s That? Download the Printable Guide Sign up for the WalkWorks newsletter! What? Put simply, Active Transportation refers to using active modes of travel to get to […]


The City Beautiful Movement Mobile Workshop: The Natural Features, Historic Factors, and How the City is Evolving

May 25, 2022

This tour will be hosted on Monday, June 27. Be sure to register for the conference in time to receive the Early Bird Rate by May 27! See the full […]


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 […]


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