Office of Neighborhood Economic Development (ONED)

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The Department of Commerce uses a variety of strategies to revitalize neighborhood commercial areas. The Office of Neighborhood Economic Development partners with community organizations who engage in economic development activities to make their neighborhoods more attractive to new and existing and businesses. Commerce identifies and invests in opportunities that contribute to revitalizing neighborhood commercial areas, enhance community-based development projects, and expand the City’s employment base.

Through the Neighborhood Economic Development Grant Program, Commerce solicits proposals from Philadelphia neighborhood-based organizations to fund development costs related to the construction of commercial developments and the commercial portions of mixed-use development.  

Recipients are organizations that can demonstrate their capacity and can support the additional costs necessary to complete the project. Neighborhood Economic Development awards range from $100,000 to $300,000. Funding of Predevelopment and Development Grants is awarded through a competitive Request for Proposals process.