Allegheny County's network of municipalities—cities, townships, and boroughs—offers stable, attractive neighborhood housing side by side with bustling business districts. Together, they attract and retain county residents.

Allegheny County Economic Development (ACED) is dedicated to helping our 130 municipalities build and maintain infrastructure and other assets via the following resources.

Loans and Grants

Act 152 Blight Removal Program
For demolishing hazardous structures, preparing development projects, and planning multiphase efforts in high-need areas

Active Allegheny Grant Program (AAGP)
For transportation projects that provide bicycle and pedestrian connections to critical local destinations

Authority for Improvements in Municipalities (AIM)
For towns undertaking vital capital needs and improvement projects such as constructing waterlines, storm systems, roads, bridges, and retaining walls

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
For economic development, municipal public improvements, and housing development projects

Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF)
For municipalities, authorities, Councils of Government (COGs), nonprofits, and for-profit businesses to carry out significant projects that promote local economic activity

Tax Incentives

Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance (LERTA)
For decreasing real property taxes, which allows municipalities to redevelop a deteriorated area and developers to pursue a specific development project

Business District Improvements

Allegheny Together
Strategic planning and technical support for traditional business districts

Allegheny Grows
Educating local people to grow food and promoting the benefits community gardens bring to Allegheny County neighborhoods