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To apply for an open application, first locate the program you wish to apply for (below on this screen), click that link and follow the instructions for applying.

Returning applicants must follow these same instructions to start a new application. Previously saved applications and applications that have not yet been completed can be viewed and completed by Logging into your account.


Career & Workforce Development



Request for Proposals One Stop Operator and Title I Workforce Development Services

The Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) is the entity designated by the Chester County Workforce Development Board (WDB), to provide staff support to the WDB and act as the administrative entity and the fiscal agent for the operation of Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs in the Chester County Local Workforce Development Area.

One Stop Operator and Title I Workforce Services Provider Proposal Guidelines

Under the direction of the WDB, DCD is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced employment and training service providers who are interested in submitting Program Year 2017 (July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018) proposals for any or all of the following categories:  
  1. One Stop Operator
  2. Title I Workforce Development Services
Completed applications must be received by 3:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Questions may be submitted to ccwib@chesco.org until 3:00pm on Friday, January 27, 2017. Answers to all questions will be posted on www.chesco.org/wib by Friday, February 3, 2017.



2017-2018 Entitlement Application Competition


Before starting an application, please review the 2017-2018 Entitlement Application Instruction and Guidelines

Applicants are required to provide supporting documents at the end of the application process. Please see below the list of blank forms that may be used to support your application. 

Public Works


Eligible organizations can apply for 2017-18 funding to support projects that promote infrastructure improvements, streetscape improvements, economic development opportunities, and other projects that support the revitalization of Chester County neighborhoods and communities.

The Public Works Application closed at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 8, 2016. 

Housing & Community Construction (Includes Public Facility Improvements)


Eligible organizations can apply for 2017-18 funding to support projects such as affordable housing development for rental or homeownership, acquisition of property for rental or homeownership, home improvements, and other housing projects that support the availability and accessibility of quality, affordable housing for Chester County residents. This initiative also supports public facility improvements, such as community centers and other neighborhood-based facilities that offer a service to the community.

The Housing & Community Construction Application closed at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 8, 2016. 

​Community Services


Eligible organizations can apply for 2017-18 funding to support Community Service projects such as emergency shelter, transitional shelter, rapid re-housing activities, increasing income services, financial assistance for homeless prevention, homeless prevention and diversion, community outreach, fair housing services, down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers and for public services that address the community's social needs.  

The Community Services Application closed at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 8, 2016.



Community Revitalization Program (CRP)


Eligible municipalities can apply for funding to support projects that promote infrastructure improvements, streetscape improvements, economic development opportunities, and other projects that support the revitalization of Chester County neighborhoods and communities.

The deadline for this application has passed. It will re-open in Spring 2017.


Professional Services


Eligible organizations can submit Statements of Qualifications for professional services for the purpose of awarding a general contract for services on an as-needed basis.

Services requested by DCD are dependent upon the number and type of projects funded by DCD, and the specific needs of the projects and organizations receiving grant awards. This application is not currently open. Applications are made available on an as-needed basis.