Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District



The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.


Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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Kathy A. Heilman, Program Manager 
402 Market Street
Kittanning, PA 16201

Phone: 724-548-3720
Fax: 724-545-7050
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Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm



Contractors Workshop Slide Show

Housing Rehabilitation Intake Form

The Department of Planning & Development staff provides support to the NonProfit Housing Corporation of Armstrong County and multiple municipalities managing various housing assistance programs designed to help eligible individuals.
Community Development Block Grant Program
This is a housing rehabilitation grant program for income eligible homeowners (owner/occupants) who need general home improvements that are code deficiencies in specific municipalities within Armstrong County, i.e. City of Parker, East Franklin Township, Kiskiminetas Township, Kittanning Borough & Manor Township.
Accessible Housing Rehabilitation Program
Applications are being accepted for the Armstrong County Accessible Housing Rehabilitation Program. The program provides home-repair funding to income-eligible renters or home owners with verified physical disabilities living in Armstrong County. Accessible housing rehabilitation projects may include various home improvements that increase handicapped access, such as widening doorways; installing ramps and grab bars; eliminating mobility barriers and hazards; and other modifications that increase accessibility for applicants with disabilities. Application deadline is 4:30 p.m., March 18, 2021. Apply at Department of Planning and Development, 402 Market St., Kittanning, PA  16201; 724-548-3223; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Online housing rehabilitation applications are available here. A public lottery will be held at 9 a.m., March 31, 2021 at the conference/banquet room at the Belmont Complex, 415 Butler Road, Kittanning, PA 16201 to select the order for eligible application review.
 HOME Program
The HOME Program is a housing rehabilitation grant program for income qualified homeowners (owner/occupants) who need general home improvements that are code deficiencies.
Housing Preservation Grant Program
The Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) Program, a countywide USDA Rural Development funded project, is intended for very low-income owner occupied homeowners.  The HPG Program will make eligible general home improvements.
Senior Home Repair Program
This program provides seniors, 60+ of age, with a grant to repair primarily, replacement if necessary, of their furnaces or roofs.
Basic Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicants must reside in Armstrong County
  • Applicants household income is within HOME Limits as established by US Housing and Urban Development
  • Applicants must own and live in the homes for consideration.
 To apply, please download, complete and submit the Housing Rehabilitation Intake Form.

Fair Housing
The County of Armstrong shall not have any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap(disability), familial status (families with children) or national origin, age, ancestry and use of guide or support animals because of the blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because of the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals. The Armstrong County Fair Housing Officer will forward all individual complaints filed to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.  To submit a complaint, please download, complete and submit the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form.



Equal Housing