Technical assistance and federal grant funding for the implementation of neighborhood revitalization and community development projects and initiatives is available for municipalities and non-profit agencies.

To better understand the make-up of Westchester's communities you can view the Census Municipal Profiles map or check out Westchester's vision for itself in 2025.

For more information on any of the programs below, contact Anthony Zaino by phone at (914) 995-2429 or by e-mail at .

FY2020 CARES Act Funding – CDBG-CV and ESG-CV 

Additional funding has been awarded to the Westchester Urban County Consortium to address the impacts to low and moderate income residents impacted by COVID-19. The Consortium has created five programs for the use of these funds for the benefit of residents of the 27 Consortium municipalities (listed below). Facts sheets and related materials for each program are available below.

Program Fact Sheets 

CDBG-CV Emergency Food Distribution Grants to Nonprofits Fact Sheet

CDBG-CV Nonprofit Assistance Grants Fact Sheet

Coronavirus Relief Funds/CARES Act Fact Sheet

CDBG-CV Assistance to Microenterprises Fact Sheet

  • Applications through Community Capital New York expected to be available on/about July 15, 2020*

ESG-CV Eviction and Homeless Prevention Assistance Fact Sheet

  • Applications through selected nonprofit agencies expected to be available on/about July 15, 2020*

ESG-CV Short Term Rental Assistance Program Fact Sheet

  • Application to be available through the Westchester County Department of Planning on/about July 15, 2020*

* Subject to HUD’s approval of the Substantial Amendment to the Consortium’s Consolidated Plan to included these additional funds.
Member municipalities of the Westchester Urban County Consortium:
Ardsley, Bedford, Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck Town (outside the Village of Larchmont), Mamaroneck Village, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Ossining Town, Ossining Village, Pelham, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Rye Town, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and Yorktown.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Grant funding and design assistance is available for the implementation of public facilities improvements in income-eligible areas and public service projects for income-eligible clients.

Applications: Municipalities and Not-for-Profits within the Consortium are eligible to submit new/additional applications for considerationas part of the usual three year cycle for CDBG applications (currently FY 2019 - 2021) specifically for projects to be undertaken with FY 2021 funding.  The total number of applications allowed per applicant cannot exceed a total of four. New and revised applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on July 31, 2020.

CDBG FY 2021 Application

CDBG Program Manual

Eligible activities: Infrastructure improvements, neighborhood facilities expansion and rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, economic development loans, park rehabilitation.

Eligible grant recipients: municipalities and non-profit agencies within the Westchester Urban County Consortium.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) evaluates the County’s progress in implementing its projects/activities conducted during the 2019 program year with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) grant funds.

The CAPER will be available on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 for a 15-day comment period to obtain citizens, non-profit organizations and/or other interested parties comments on the annual performance report.

A virtual meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, at 4pm via WebEx to submit any comments. Comments will be accepted until October 28, 2020.

Public Notice English Version

Public Notice Spanish Version

Written comments must be mailed to Department of Planning, 148 Martine Avenue, Room 414, White Plains, NY 10601 Attention: Margaret Egiziaco, Program Administrator or fax your comments to (914) 995-9093 or e-mail no later than October 28, 2020. For more information, call (914) 995-8645.

Consolidated Plan FY 2019-2023

The WUCC FY 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan details the need for federal grant assistance in housing and community development within the Westchester Urban County Consortium. It covers the fiscal years 2019 through 2023 with analysis of the Housing Market, Housing and Homeless Needs Assessment, Five Year Strategic Plan, Fiscal Year 2019 Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan.  

Public Hearing Meeting Notice - The County of Westchester Planning Department will held a public hearing on January 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to hear comments on its recommended submissions of the FY 2020 Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  A second public hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m. on February 6, 2020 to close the comment period. 

Community Development Advisory Group (CDAG) 

Established in 1976, the Community Devlopment Advisory Group (CDAG) complements the citizen participation for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Programs for the Westchester Urban County Consortium. Each year, the group advises the County Executive, through the Planning Department staff, on the programs and priorities contained in the application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At full complement, CDAG consists of members from each participating municipality who each serve a term of at least one year, are appointed by the chief elected official, and representatives from several consortium-wide non-profit agencies. CDAG meets several times a year.