Community Partnering Program

Delaware County Community Partnering Program

Delaware County is excited to announce the Community Partnering Program, designed to empower neighborhoods and build communities through the deployment of micro-grants to be used to improve and enhance the county.

Community groups, neighborhood associations, and organizations are eligible to receive a grant to help fund projects that are organized and sustained by neighborhood residents and community groups and can include (but are not limited to) community gardens, pocket parks, bicycle facilities, pedestrian enhancements, elder transport coordination, snow removal for physically restricted persons, or education initiatives such as energy awareness programs.

The program provides a platform for neighborhood groups to develop, resource, and execute small projects and initiatives that build trust, create capacity, and empower residents. Community groups are encouraged to cost-share in their projects through any combination of contributions, including fundraising, in-kind contributions, and donated time and labor.

The CPP is specifically designed to provide outreach to historically underserved neighborhoods that have borne the burden of disinvestment for many decades. The program lowers the barriers to accessing community-based improvements and places a high value on participation from residents.

The average grant will be around $25,000 — allowing the project to have a broad impact and give directly back to the community.

Applicant eligibility criteria:

  • Projects must take place in Delaware County, PA
  • Fiscal agents may only serve as a fiscal agent for one application

If selected the following will be required:

  • Applicants and their outreach and engagement plans must be currently in operation
  • Award recipients must be willing to attend an orientation meeting
  • Award recipients must be willing to participate in a meeting mid-way through the project’s implementation
  • Award recipients must complete a survey once the project is complete

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and can be emailed to or mailed to Government Center Building 201 W. Front Street, Room 202 Media, PA 19063 to the attention of Lauren Footman, DEIO.

Please email or mail the following information to:

  1. Name of the group or organization
  2. Contact name, address, and phone number
  3. Description of the project
  4. Amount requested
  5. Contributions made by the group such as matching funds, in-kind donations, and time and labor.

Grants are awarded on a first come — first serve basis. Applicants will be contacted in the summer of 2022.

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Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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