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 .

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.

Application: Municipalities and Not-for Profits within the Consortium are eligible to submit new/additional applications for consideration as part of the usual three year cycle for CDBG applications (currently FY 2019 - 2021) specifically for projects to be undertaken with FY 2020 & FY 2021 funding.  The total number of active applications allowed per applicant cannot exceed a total of four.  New and revised applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on June 28, 2019.

CDBG 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 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.