FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 24, 2020

 

Wolf Administration Announces Housing and Transportation Funding for Pennsylvania Communities

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced new funding assistance for transportation and housing activities to address the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“COVID-19 has had a major impact on communities across Pennsylvania, and this funding will serve as a critical resource for Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents,” said Sec. Davin. “By working together with the federal government, we can safeguard the health and wellbeing of individuals across the commonwealth.”

On March 27, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the CARES Act to provide immediate and direct relief to individuals struggling as a result of the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Division B of the Act, Title XII, includes allocations of $48.5 billion in funding assistance for transportation and housing activities to address the pandemic.

In addition to funding in a host of other Housing and Urban Development programs, a total of $5 billion will be made available under the Community Development Fund for prevention, preparation, and response to the coronavirus.

These funds will be made available and released in three tranches. In total, Pennsylvania entitlement communities will receive $112,700,822 and DCED received an appropration of $24,691,407 for distribution. 

A full list of distributed funds can be found here.

DCED continues to update its website with financial and other resources.

Businesses seeking further guidance and clarification from DCED can also contact its customer service resource account at ra-dcedcs@pa.gov. For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should follow www.governor.pa.gov and www.doh.pa.gov.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Casey Smith, casesmith@pa.gov

 

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