Community/Economic Development

Community & Economic Development



Bailey Thompson
Community & Economic Development Director
bthompson@co.forest.pa.us     
814-755-4506

Robin Corapi
Administrative Assistant
rcorapi@co.forest.pa.us
814-755-3560

Office:  Forest County Visitor Center,  422 Elm Street, Tionesta, PA 16353
Mailing Address:  526 Elm Street #13, Tionesta, PA 16353


Office Location/Hours:

The office is located in the Forest County Visitor Center, 422 Elm Street in Tionesta, just around the corner from the Forest County Courthouse.   The office is open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and by special appointment.

Forest County CED administers the county’s annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement. Each year the CDBG program provides funding for projects throughout the County which benefit low-moderate income persons.  

CDBG Program Overview 2021
Forest County's Three Year Community Development Plan
Citizen Participation Plan
Citizen Complaint Form
MBE/WBE Business List (June 2021)
Section 504 Plan

Forest County CED also manages grant projects from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP),  USDA Rural Development and more.

The Director also provides technical assistance for community and economic development projects throughout the County including grant writing assistance for local non-profits, business relocation or expansion, tourism and asset promotion and long-range economic planning.

Other Economic Development Resources:
Forest County Business Alliance
Northwest Commission
Clarion Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
SCORE

Downtown Revitalization Marienville - Phase I
Downtown Revitalization Tionesta - Phase I