Crawford County, Pennsylvania



Crawford County Planning Commission + Office

The Crawford County Planning Office is the full time staff for the Crawford County Board of Commissioners who coordinates long-term investments and community development with the Crawford County Planning Commission and local municipalities. The Planning Commission is a board of volunteers from across the County who make recommendations on subdivisions, land developments, and investments in communities across the County. The Commission was established in 1963 and is made up of a nine member board of County residents.

The Crawford County Planning Commission and Office is committed to providing solution oriented services through community planning as required by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, so as to facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

Planning Announcements + Updates

Crawford County Planning Seeking Project Manager
Crawford County Planning is seeking applications from qualified candidates for an American Rescue Plan Project Manager. The American Rescue Plan Project Manager is responsible for the execution of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation received by Crawford County. This position will be required to perform discretionary work involving coordination with municipalities, preparation of agreements and contracts, negotiation on behalf of Crawford County with numerous stakeholders, management of financial records, regular presentations on the project status, and preparation of reporting documents for the federal program.

For the job description click here

To be considered for the position, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and County employment application to the online application portal provided below:

Applications will be accepted until close of business on June 18, 2021.

Crawford County Seeks Community Project Ideas
Crawford County is seeking input from local community leaders, elected officials, and organizations on needed community development projects for the County's FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application. Anyone can learn more about the CDBG program or submit a project idea through the County's CDBG webapge. Project ideas will be accepted through June 1, 2021 after which time the County will begin preparing our application. 

Crawford County Community Development Block Grant Program

County Planning Provides American Rescue Plan Act Resources 
Crawford County Planning recently held three regional meetings to discuss how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding will be distributed to and spent by local municipaities. The links below are a series of informational handouts and guidelines provided during the session. Communities are encouraged to contact the Planning Office, should they have questions. 

Documents that will need to printed, signed, and uploaded into the DCED Electronic Single Application:

  1. ARPA Award Terms and Conditions Agreement
  2. Assurances of Compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 
  3. PA Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act Sub-recipient Data Sheet 
  4. PA DCED NEU Self-Certification of Budget Amount

County Planning Commission Meetings Go Digital

Crawford County's Planning Commission's regular meetings for 2021 will be held digitally to comply with public safety guidelines established by the State of Pennsylvania. Members of the general public interested in viewing or participating in the meeting can join the meeting via the link below. 

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Crawford County Planning Annual Report

On November 23, 2020, Crawford County Planning submitted its annual report to the Board of Commissioners for 2020. Below is a link to the annual report. 

Crawford County Applications + Forms

Community Assistance + Technical Services

Development Review Services

Review Deadline: Subdivision and land development applications along with municipal ordinance amendment reviews must be filed with the Planning Office ten days prior to the scheduled monthly Crawford County Planning Commission meeting should the Commission's review be required. 

Crawford County Planning reserves the right to withhold filing of applications until a completed submission is received. Therefore, we recommend municipalities submit their materials early to ensure a completed packet has been received.
Economic Development Application(s)


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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