Cumberland County Emergency Rental Assistance applications are open. Please see our webpage for more information on how to apply.

Cumberland County Demolition Fund

The Cumberland County Demolition Fund is available to private, public and non profit entities to demolish blighted properties throughout Cumberland County. Applicants may request up to $50,000 in grant funds.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information please contact Mary Kuna,, 717-249-0789 Ext. 118.

Cumberland County Demolition Fund is available to Cumberland County municipalities, public authorities, non-profit entities, for-profit entities or individual residents for the purpose of blight demolition.

Eligible Projects

Eligible projects include any residential, commercial, institutional or industrial property located in Cumberland County that meets the blighted property criteria, as defined herein. Projects must begin within ninety (90) days of the executed grant agreement. Projects must be completed within one (1) year of the executed grant agreement.

Eligible Use of Funding

Demolition Fund activities are those that include the proper removal of hazardous materials, the disconnection of utilities, the obtaining of proper demolition permits, the razing of structures, the proper disposal of demolition waste, the backfilling and regrading of the site, the placement of cover materials such as seeding or gravel, and site clean-up.

Grant Agreement

A successful applicant (the “grantee”) will be required to enter into a grant agreement with the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Cumberland defining the obligations of the grantee, the terms and conditions for reimbursement and the eligible use of grant funds.


Applicants may request up to $50,000 in grant funds per application. Applicants must show proof of all other sources of funds to complete the project. Funds are provided as reimbursements for work completed. Applicants must provide a match of at least 25% of the total project cost. Municipalities and public authorities may request a waiver of the match requirement due to financial hardship or project necessity.