Community development activities build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs, assets, and investments. They may support infrastructure, economic development projects, installation of public facilities, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, micro-enterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance and other identified needs.
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.
DISPLAY DRAFT: 2018 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 2018 Action Plan is available here.
The Pennsylvania Department of Economic Development offers resources and guides for entrepreneurship and other business opportunities.
An Entrepreneur Guide for small business assistance is available online, as is Local Business Assistance.
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.