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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.



News & Announcements

Current Funding Opportunities
The Department currently has 5 funding opportunities available which are listed below. All funding applications must be submitted by the listed due date through the Dutchess County Grant Portal.

Non-profit Public Services – Due Wednesday October 16, 2019 by 5 p.m.
        Community Development Block Grant – Public Services – Estimated allocation $120,000
        Agency Partner Grant (APG) Program – Estimated allocation $1 million
        APG–Infrastructure – Estimated allocation $200,000

Municipal Community Development – Due Friday October 18, 2019 by 5 p.m.
        Community Development Block Grant – Municipal – Estimated allocation $960,000

Affordable Housing – Due Friday October 25, 2019 by 5 p.m.
        HOME Investment Partnership Program – Estimated allocation $760,000

2020 Census Complete Counts Committee
Dutchess County has established a 2020 Census “Complete Count Committee” to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 census. The motto of the committee is "You count, so be counted!"  For more information on the committee, please see our webpage

Proposed Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Dutchess County Transportation Council has approved its new FFY 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (.pdf) and accompanying Conformity Statement (.pdf). The TIP serves as our five-year capital program of federally-funded transportation and transit projects in Dutchess County. A Public Meeting was held on June 5, 2019; the presentation from that meeting can be found here (.pdf).

2018 Rental Housing Survey
Find out what Dutchess County's rental housing market looked like in 2018. In it's 36th year, the 2018 Rental Housing Survey (.pdf) analyzes rental and vacancy information for several types of rental housing.

Consolidated and Expedited Permitting and Review Application
In an effort to encourage and facilitate investment and job creation, Dutchess County has established a consolidated and expedited permitting and review process for "priority projects." Download the instructions and application (.pdf)

DCPF eNewsletter – Current Issue:  Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – Early Considerations for a Complex Issue, July/August 2019