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 Redevelopment Authority of the County of Lancaster and the City of Lancaster have developed a joint application to request proposals from organizations seeking CDBG-CV and ESG-CV CARES Act funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19.

The Redevelopment Authority and City are interested in programs or activities supporting housing and homelessness, public services and facilities, and economic development that address needs of low-moderate- income residents affected by COVID-19.

More information can be found in the Request for Proposal document available for download below:

(February 3rd, 2021 – The attached Request for Proposal document has been revised to update the date on which applications are due.
Previously the due date reflected in the RFP was Friday, February 12, 2021.
The revised due date for proposal submissions is Friday, February 19, 2021.)