Obtaining funding for projects can be challenging, from navigating the complexities of the application process, to preparing the designs and budget outlines needed for submission and establishing relationships with funding agencies.

RETTEW’s Community Development group has successfully completed numerous applications on behalf of our clients. We work with you to define your project and develop a competitive application. Contact our funding team to learn more about the programs, eligibility, and application assistance. You can also stay up to date on funding opportunities and approaching deadlines with our funding calendar.

We look forward to working with you to identify and secure the funding resources you need to successfully complete your projects!

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program

U.S. Department of Transportation

Action Plans are the foundation of the SS4A grant program. The program provides two types of grants for initiatives that prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

  • Planning and Demonstration Grants – Used to develop, complete, or supplement an Action Plan.
  • Implementation Grants – Used to implement strategies or projects identified in an existing Action Plan to address roadway safety.

New in 2024: Potential Implementation Grant applicants may submit their Action Plan(s) for pre-application review to confirm eligibility for an Implementation Grant.

Eligible Entities: Includes counties, cities, towns, transit agencies, other special districts, metropolitan planning organizations, and federally recognized Tribal governments, among others. 
Award Amount: Varies by grant type
Required Match:
At least 20 percent of total eligible project costs
Planning and Demonstration Grant Applications Due:
April 4, 2024; May 16, 2024; and August 20, 2024. All applications are due by 5:00 PM (EDT) on the specified date.
Implementation Grant Applications Due:
May 16, 2024, by 5:00 PM (EDT)

Multimodal Transportation Fund

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and Commonwealth Financing Authority

Please note: This grant program is separate from PennDOT’s Multimodal Program.

Grants from the Multimodal Transportation Fund can be used to develop, rehabilitate, and enhance transportation assets to ensure a safe and reliable transportation system is available to Pennsylvania residents. Projects with a total cost of $100,000 or more are eligible for funds.

Eligible Entities: Municipalities, councils of governments, businesses, economic development organizations, public transportation agencies, and ports-rail/freight
Award Amount:
$3 million maximum for any project
Required Match:
At least 30 percent of the non-federal share of the project costs. However, please note: the fiscal codes enacted in 2017 through 2023 provide that a municipality receiving financial assistance through the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund may not be required to provide a local match. The term “municipality” shall mean a county, city, borough, incorporated town, township, or local, regional, or metropolitan transportation authority. This provision shall expire December 31, 2024. 
Applications Due:
July 31, 2024, by close of business

Project Awarded Local Share Municipal Grant

Congratulations to Penbrook Borough! For the sixth consecutive year, the Borough received a Dauphin County Local Share Municipal Grant from the Dauphin County Department of Community and Economic Development to service debt for the Asylum Run sewer interceptor project. In total, Dauphin County has awarded nearly $500,000 for the project.