The Department of Development is responsible for long-range planning for the City of Schenectady, as well as the day to day administration of various City, State and Federally-funded programs geared toward the physical and economic renewal of the City
ajor areas of responsibility include:
  • City planning and zoning
  • Community and economic development
  • Historic preservation
  • Transportation planning
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Grants procurement and monitoring

Stockade Flood Resilience Project  (FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program)

Link to Project Website

Community Development & Neighborhood Revitalization

The Department of Development is responsible for the administration of the Federal Consolidated Plan, which includes funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).  Below are a number of reports and applications that pertain to these programs.

Announcement of Public Comment Period For Public Works Amendment

The intent of this notice is to inform citizens of the City of Schenectady that the city will be opening a 30-day public comment period on the reallocation of $200,000 of CDBG from the Paving line item to the Parks Improvement line item. The Amendments will be open for Public Comment beginning Monday April 17, 2023, and will end Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The Amendment is available at Copies of the CDBG Plan may be examined at (1) the Department of Development, Room 206, City Hall, free copies will be provided upon request by contacting the Department of Development at (518) 382-5147. Written comments can be submitted to or by writing, Department of Development, Room 206, 105 Jay Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.

2022-2023 Annual Action Plan Proposed Amendment

2023-2024 HUD Annual Action Plan

  1. HOME-ARP Description
  2. HOME-ARP Allocation Plan: Public Review & Comment Period Announcement
  3. Plan de Asignación de HOME-ARP: Revisión Pública y Anuncio del Período de Comentarios

CARES of NY, Inc. is working on behalf of the Consortium to develop an allocation plan for HOME-ARP funding. The Consortium (Cities of Schenectady and Troy and Town of Colonie) has been allocated over $3.8 ($3,832,771) million dollars through the HOME-ARP program. The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion nationwide to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country. These grant funds will be administered through HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). For more information on this program, please visit HUD’s website. 

Public Notices

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