Through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, federal support for community development encourages systematic and sustained action by state, county and local governments.
McKeesport is one of three entitlement communities in Allegheny County to directly receive an annual allotment of Community Development Block Grant funding. Within the city of McKeesport, a portion of CDBG funds are targeted toward low - and moderate-income areas defined by U.S. census data.
TO THE FY 2013 CDBG PROGRAM
The City of McKeesport has determined that it is necessary to amend the approved FY 2013 CDBG Program allocation. The City will reprogram CDBG funds from cancelled projects/activities to new projects/activities and/or increase funding for other previously approved projects/activities. This is considered a substantial amendment in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan as the following applies: the scope, purpose, and location of the project activity have changed.
The City had the Substantial Amendment on public display from Monday, Monday, December 4, 2017 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018. A draft of this amendment is available .
DISPLAY DRAFT: 2016-17 CAPER
In accordance with the Federal Regulations found in 24 CFR Part 570, the City of McKeesport,Pennsylvania has prepared this Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. The CAPER describes the activities undertaken during this time period for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).
DISPLAY DRAFT: 2017 Action Plan
The City of McKeesport, as a Federal Entitlement, is required to complete an application for the use of the Community Development Block Grant funds to HUD. The Annual Action Plan is a guide for the City to allocate its resources for specific activities that support the Goals and Strategies of the City of McKeesport’s Five Year Plan.
A draft of the 2017 Action Plan is available here.
The Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development offers resources and guides for entrepreneurship and other business opportunities.
An for small business assistance is available online, as is .
The City of McKeesport formally adopted a new zoning ordinance in April 2017. The complete ordinance is available here.
A joint comprehensive plan for the cities of McKeesport and Duquesne was developed using funding by the Twin Rivers Council of Governments in 2015. The complete plan is available here.