Resources & Grants
CCHRA Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant entitlement program allocates funds to assist in providing affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities principally for low and moderate-income persons.
The Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority’s Community Development Division administers the program on behalf of both the Borough and the County respectively. Cumberland County & The Carlisle Borough receive an annual allocation from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This program provides communities with resources to assist low-to-moderate-income individuals.
CCHRA Streetview Grant Program
The goal of this program is to create and maintain an attractive and marketable commercial district by assisting building owners in maintaining their building exteriors within the Business, Historic, and Downtown areas.
Businesses and commercial property owners located within a municipality’s Business, Historic, and/or Downtown areas can receive up to $12,000 in grant funds for improvements to their properties or storefronts. The grant can provide 75%, up to $12,000, of the project cost.
The facade is any part of a building that is visible from a public street, alley or right of way. Most exterior work is eligible for this program. Work can include but is not limited to painting, masonry work, gentle cleaning, window and door replacement, and roofing. The program guidelines contain a complete list of eligible work items.