This program, funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides assistance to the county’s townships and boroughs, non-profit organizations, and county homeowners. The county has expended in excess of $50 million for public works projects, assistance to human service agencies, planning activities, housing activities, and economic development projects. Projects funded by CDBG dollars are loosely categorized in three ways:
- Planning Activities – YCPC has a limited amount of dollars available to local municipalities to assist in developing codes, ordinances, and plans. The goal of these dollars is to enable public officials and organizations to make informed decisions in areas affecting housing and community development.
- Public Facility and Infrastructure Activity – The goal of these funds is to eliminate slums and blight, prevent blighting influences, provide needed community facilities, promote economic development, and eliminate conditions which are detrimental to the health, safety, and public welfare in York County neighborhoods and communities principally those lived in by low and moderate income persons.
- Public Services Activity – These funds assist in providing new or increased levels of service to low and moderate and middle income households which support the economic and physical redevelopment of the County's distressed and deteriorating neighborhoods and communities whenever no other source of funding is available.
The county requests applications from municipalities and non-profit organizations to compile its Three Year Action Plan for infrastructure improvements, social service activities, planning activities, and housing activities. The Three Year Plan allows program participants and the public to be informed about the activities to be funded.
Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE)
York County encourages MBE and WEB enterprises to be a part of the bid process for projects funded by the CDBG program. York County updated the list of MBE and WBE businesses in 2012, which included adding those businesses to the bid solicitation list. The County also continued to encourage contractors to solicit minority and women owned businesses whenever they are potential sources of materials and to take affirmative steps whenever subcontracts are let.
For more information, please see Minority-Owned Busines List by topic.
A Section 3 resident is a public housing resident, or resident of a metropolitan area or non-metropolitan county in which the Section 3 covered assistance is expended, and who qualifies as a low-income or very low-income person. A Section 3 business is one that meets the following criteria, and Section 3 businesses (along with MBE/WBE) are encouraged to bid for jobs funded through CDBG.
"Section 3 covered project area businesses" as in Title 24 Part 135.5 are businesses that have been identified in York County and defined as:
- 51% or more owned by Section 3 Residents, or
- 30% of employed staff are Section 3 Residents, or
- 25% of subcontracts are committed to Section 3 Businesses
All Contractors to the greatest extent feasible should give first consideration to employ low or very low income persons living in York County or utilize Section 3 businesses located in York County.
Please visit the most current Section 3 List for businesses maintained by YCPC.
Three (3) Year Funding Plan
On behalf of the County, the YCPC requests applications from municipalities and non-profit organizations on a three year cycle in order to compile its Three Year Project Plan. The Plan includes projects proposed for funding through the County CDBG program and the ESG program. The CDBG Program funds infrastructure improvements, social service activities, planning activities, and housing activities. The ESG program funds emergency shelters and prevention programs for homeless and at-risk-of-homelessness. Projects for each year's Annual Action Plan are drawn from the Three Year Project Plan.
Annual Action Plan
The County is required to supplement its York County Consolidated Plan with a York County Annual Action Plan. The purpose of the Annual Action Plan is to prioritize goals for the ensuing year in an effort to address the objectives and outcomes outlined in the York County Consolidated Plan. The Annual Action Plan sets forth the specific projects and activities that will be undertaken in a given year to progress toward meeting identified needs, goals, and objectives.
For more information please contact the