Welcome to Community Development

 Mission Statement


​The primary focus of the Community Development Program is to improve housing conditions; improve public facilities; and improve and enhance the quality of life for Beaver County residents. The Community Development Program utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds, as well as other federal and state sources in order to accomplish its goals.


 About Us


​The major responsibility of the Community Program is to manage the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Community Development also administers the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) which are designed to assist homeless and near-homeless individuals and to provide affordable housing for low-income persons respectively.

The CDBG Program was established in 1975 with the passage of the Housing and Community Development Act. The Act has been amended numerous times since then, however, the basic structure and design or the program remains the same.

One of the basic provisions of the Act is to designate areas of the country as urban communities if the areas meet certain criteria related to overall population, conditions of available housing, income levels of the area residents and other demographic information. Those areas or communities that meet all the required criteria are thus given urban county or urban community status making them eligible or entitled to a Community Development Block Grant. This grant, called an “entitlement” is awarded to an eligible community each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The amount of the grant is based on a formula developed by HUD, which takes into consideration the various demographic data that was mentioned earlier.

As a CDBG entitlement community, Beaver County is also eligible for funding through the ESG and HOME programs.



  • ​Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
  • Work Ready Program
  • Homeless Assistance Program (HAP)

Learn more about these community development programs.


Important Emergency Information


 Related Links


 2018 CDBG Application


 Invitation to Bid & Proposal


 Contact Information


Community Development Program of Beaver County
1013 Eighth Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
(724) 770-2040
(724) 847-3861 - Fax