Lancaster County (County) and the City of Lancaster (City) announce the availability of Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funds provided to the County and City by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as enabled in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136).

The Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster (Authority), on behalf of the County and City, requests proposals from organizations seeking ESG-CV CARES Act funding to replenish equipment and supplies in emergency shelter facilities that were overutilized and or depleted because of efforts to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.  Eligible expenses include but are not limited to cots, mattresses, shelving, storage space, cleaning supplies, etc. to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. 

Additional information about the application and submission process can be found on the Authority’s website www.lchra.com/covid-19-resources/, on the City’s website at www.cityoflancasterpa.com/departments/department-of-community-planning-economic-development/community-development-division/, or by emailing the Authority at covid19@lchra.com and the City at sthorsen@cityoflancasterpa.com.  

The Joint Request for Proposals document can be downloaded below. Applications for programs or activities supporting housing and homelessness are due by July 23, 2021. Completed proposals should be emailed to the Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority and the City Community Development Division.

The second Substantial Change to the Annual Action Plan for 2019 includes the allocation of the second round of CARES funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136. These funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The public comment period for the Plan begins with this notice (April 1, 2021) and ends prior to the Lancaster County Board of Commissioner’s meeting on April 13, 2021.

Written comments should be addressed to Aimee Tyson, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, 28 Penn Square, Suite 200, Lancaster, PA 17603 or atyson@lchra.com.

A virtual public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM to provide the general public with an opportunity to review and comment on Lancaster County’s Fiscal Year Substantial Change to the 2019 Annual Action Plan. Contact atyson@lchra.com to obtain information to join the meeting.