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

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.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please complete the Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update - Public Survey in order to share information about local natural hazard events, vulnerabilities and impacts; emergency management related activities in Schenectady County; and provide feedback about how the County and it's municipalities can become more resilient to the effects of natural disasters that will be incorporated into the plan.

The 2021 Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan update is currently underway and is inclusive of the County and all eight municipalities. The Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) identifies and evaluates risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural hazards and resulting disasters. The HMP leads to the development of long-term strategies (policies and actions) for risk reduction and ensures eligibility for federal mitigation funding, a key asset in the implementation of mitigation actions that reduce risk and impacts of hazards.

Click or copy and past the survey link into your browser: 2021 Schenectady County Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

Thank you in advance for your time and participation.

Stockade Flood Resilience Project                                           (FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program)

Link to Project Website

Public Notices

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