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Planning & Development

The Department of Planning and Development is responsible for comprehensive county-wide planning, Greenway program implementation, farmland and open space preservation, review of municipal planning and zoning development projects, planning assistance to local governments, technical expertise on community development and affordable housing, transportation planning, implementation of certain grant programs, and mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) data.




Development and Planning

Comprehensive array of information and tools to help communities plan for future growth and preservation



Solar, Climate Smart Communities, SEQR, and Natural Resource Inventory (NRI)


Funding Opportunities

Find out about grant programs for municipalities, nonprofits, developers, and senior citizens

Boards and Committees

Find out about the variety of boards and committees we participate in or lead


Demographics, agriculture, major projects, rental housing, homelessness, traffic counts, and GIS

Mapping & Applications

View our maps, or try out mapping tools for referrals, bicycle parking and more!


Find out about annual training sessions for local Planning Board and ZBA members

Publications & Studies

Annual reports, bimonthly articles, and more expansive studies


Planning and Development forms in one convenient location

Meeting and Events

News & Announcements

2021 HOME Investment Partnership Program Application Cycle
The Dutchess County Grant Portal is open for the 2021 HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) applications. Applications are due on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the HOME Program is to create affordable housing throughout Dutchess County, with a priority for rental housing.  Information on eligibility and how to apply is available in the policies and procedures document. A virtual public hearing/workshop on the application process will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. via Microsoft Teams.  

Dutchess County Microenterprise Stabilization Grants
The County has made $430,000 in grants available to assist microenterprise businesses negatively affected by COVID-19; a microenterprise is defined as a business with five or fewer employees, including the owner. The program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to stabilize microenterprises and preserve low- and moderate-income jobs.  More information about the requirements and how to apply can be found at Community Capital of New York.

2019 Rental Housing Survey
Find out what Dutchess County's rental housing market looked like in 2019. In it's 37th year, the 2019 Rental Housing Survey (.pdf) analyzes rental and vacancy information for several types of rental housing.

DCPF eNewsletter – Current Issue:  Poughkeepsie 9.44.55 – Rethinking the Arterials and Interchange, October 2020