• Building A Stronger Harrisburg

    We provide grants for City economic development and infrastructure projects that bolster Harrisburg’s tax base, provide jobs for City residents and positively improve the operational efficiency of the City

Our Funding Requirements

Our funding requirements are designed to attract and reward quality projects with maximum community impact that are construction ready and will achieve the goals outlined in the Harrisburg Strong Plan. Project applications must demonstrate an impact of at least one of the following areas:

Building the Tax Base

By adding to the real estate, redevelopment of non­-taxpaying, blighted properties into tax paying properties

Job Creation

By creating permanent jobs in the City and to the extent possible employing City residents

Quality of Life

By improving operational efficiency, safety and livability of the City of Harrisburg

Revenue Generation

By increasing earned Income or other taxes paid directly to the City of Harrisburg

Our Guiding Principles
Leverage of other funds both private and public
Accountability of fund dispensation and management
Funding of projects not operations
Transparency through a fair and rational scoring process
Producing measurable outcomes
Respect, preserve and grow the culture of Harrisburg’s neighborhoods
Inclusion: increasing opportunities and capacity for minority and other disadvantaged groups

$10.2 million Awarded Since 2016.

“These projects will be bringing people into the city and keeping people in their neighborhoods

— Sheila Dow Ford, Executive Director

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24

Applicants

$6.2 Million

For Infrastructure

13

Awardees

$4 Million

For Economic Development

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  • Are you a Harrisburg based organization?

    Consider applying for a grant from Impact Harrisburg to bolster your resources and strengthen our community.

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For Applicants

Please review program requirements carefully before submitting an application. Requirements vary from project to project and applications will not be reviewed unless all information is received. Click the link below to download the Program Requirements PDF.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of organization are you?

IMPACT HARRISBURG is a nonprofit corporation, organized under Pennsylvania and federal law to assist the City of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with economic development opportunities and infrastructure challenges.

Who is your Executive Director?

Sheila Dow-Ford

Where does the grant money come from?

The Harrisburg Strong Plan set aside funding to help Harrisburg with economic development and infrastructure opportunities through the development of a separate 501 ( c ) 3, from which IMPACT HARRISBURG was established.

Who is on your board?

Neil Grover, Chair; Doug Hill, Vice Chair; Brian Hudson, Secretary; Brittany Brock, Treasurer; Dale Laninga; Russ Montgomery; Jacqueline Z. Parker; Gloria Martin-Roberts; Karl Singleton

Still have questions? Email Sheila Dow-Ford for answers

Contact Us.

If you have any questions, concerns or inquiries

by phone
717-919-1853

by mail
P.O. Box 61401
Harrisburg, PA 17106-1403