Funding Opportunities

The Department of Community Development accepts grant applications through an online process. To access this online application, review the information below then click Apply for Grants at the bottom of this page. Please contact DCD at ccdcd@chesco.org or call 610-344-6900 for information about upcoming grant cycles.

DCD encourages grant seekers to subscribe to the the DCD e-Newsletter to receive announcements about funding opportunities.



Our Vision


Chester County, through the Department of Community Development, receives federal, state, and local funds on an annual basis and seeks proposals from Chester County organizations who are committed to improving the lives of Chester County residents.

As a new development to note, the Chester County Board of Commissioners recently adopted "Decade to Doorways 10-Year Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness". The focus of this new plan is to re-orient Chester County's homeless service system from 1 that shelters and manages homelessness to a Housing 1st model that ends homelessness through prevention, diversion, and rapid re-housing.

The list of resources below present DCD's priorities and objectives for funding housing, community development, economic development, infrastructure, homeless assistance, and other public services in Chester County. Funding consideration is given to applicants who effectively address the most pressing needs of Chester County residents. DCD works in tandem with the following plans:

Adopted Plans


Funding Requirements


Most funding for programs supported by DCD is allocated to benefit low and moderate income individuals and families or dislocated/unemployed workers. Therefore, applicants who are awarded funding will be required to collect and provide income and other demographic data with regard to the population served.

Helpful Information


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