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 COVID-19 Response Grant Program Fact Sheet

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

ESG-CV Eviction and Homeless Prevention Assistance Fact Sheet

ESG-CV Short Term Rental Assistance Program Fact Sheet

* 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.

Information Session: Was held on February 23, 2021 to learn about FY 2022-2024 grant funding eligible toward public improvements to facilities, affordable housing, and/or public service projects within the Westchester Urban County Consortium. The County Department of Planning administers CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This info session discussed the next 3-year application cycle, including the submission of up to four projects totaling a maximum cap of $1M in requests for review by the County.

Applications: Municipalities, Public Housing Authorities and Not-for-Profits within the Consortium are eligible to submit new applications for consideration for the upcoming FY 2022 - 2024 funding cycle. The applications with all attachments are due Friday, June 25, 2021 by 4 p.m. and must be submited by e-mail to . Also required by mail - One (1) original hardcopy with original attachments to Anthony Zaino, Assistant Commissioner
Westchester County Department of Planning, 148 Martine Avenue, Room 432, White Plains, NY 10601.  Applications are not allowed to be dropped off to the office.

FY 2022 - 2024 CDBG Application

FY 2022 - 2024 CDBG Program Manual

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

Eligible grant recipients: Municipalities, Public Housing Authorities and Not-for-Profits 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.

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 - A Public Hearing and the opening of the Public Comment Period for Westchester County’s Amendments to the 2019-23 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan Public Notice is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4pm. Please see below for Webex access information. To request a copy of one of these documents and/or to provide a comment, please contact Anthony Zaino at (914) 995-2429 or e-mail

Public Hearing Meeting Notice - The County of Westchester Planning Department will held a virtual public hearing on January 12, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to hear comments on its recommended submissions of the FY 2021 Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Comments will be accepted until February 11, 2021

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. For a copy of the CDAG manual please e-mail Anthony Zaino at