Crawford County, Pennsylvania

Community Development Block Grant Program

Community Development & Grant Programs

Crawford County Planning supports community development through a variety of resources. In an effort to distribute information and inform the general public, as well as community leaders and elected officials, about the resources available, a series of dedicated webpages are available that contain detailed information on specific programs. Furthermore to improve communication with communities, community groups, non-profits, an​d agencies, Crawford County Planning provides a platform for ideas to be submitted which are being worked on to enhance Crawford County communities. As resources become available, Crawford County Planning can only support efforts we are aware of, which is why this platform plays a critical role in communicating local intiatives. 
To learn more about specific plans or policies compliant with federal and state regulations such as the Fair Housing Act and Housing and Community Development Act, click here

Crawford County Community Development Block Grant Program

Crawford County Planning administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for all 51 municipalities within the county. To learn more about the program like what can be done with the funding, who is avaiable to apply, when funding is available, and what your community can do to make the most out of this program, check out our webpage link below. 

Crawford County Act 13 Program

Crawford County Planning administers the County's Act 13 Marcellus Shale programs, which fund envirnonmental and poor condition bridge projects. While this funding stream comes from the State of Pennsylvania, local control over administration allows Crawford County the ability to set priorities. To learn more about the program like what can be done with the funding, who is avaiable to apply, when funding is available, and what your community can do to make the most out of this program, check out our webpage link below.  

Crawford County Act 13 Program

American Rescue Act Plan 

In 2019, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a worldwide pandemic.  The health and safety of Crawford County citizens and the strength of our economy were impacted in ways never previously experienced.  Fiscal recovery funds from the federal government have been a critical source of relief with the county and each municipality having the opportunity to receive federal funding and use it to help turn the tide of the pandemic, address its economic fallout and lay the foundation for strong growth and recovery.

Crawford County is using some of the federal and state relief funding to help businesses, municipalities and non-profit organizations, specifically.  Beyond those projects, the Commissioners are supporting larger initiatives that will move this region forward with 21st century technology and growth that will benefit local residents, attract businesses and create a destination for visitors.

To learn more about how the County has leveraged pandemic relief to address the health, safety, and general welfare of our citizenry visit:

Crawford County COVID-19 Pandemic Response
A website summarizing the ways Crawford County distributed Federal and State COVID-19 relief funding, the amount of funding received by the County, the status of program and projects created to prevent, prepare for and respond to the impacts of COVID-19 along with addressing the economic impacts of the pandemic on our communities. 

Click here to visit the website. 

Crawford County Communications in the 21st Centry
A website summarizing the status of rural broadband development, specifically identifying actions undertaken by Crawford County. As well, the site highlights efforts to expand cell phone and emergency radio communication coverage across the county. 

Click here to visit the website. 


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


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