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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Veterans Affairs


Kathy Rashlich, Executive Director
Courthouse Administration Building
450 E. Market Street, Suite 107
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: 724-548-3441
Fax: 724-548-3732
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Armstrong County Veterans Affairs Office is an advocate agency established to assist veterans and or their survivors in obtaining entitled benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the state of Pennsylvania. The office cooperates with local government agencies as well as non-government service agencies in obtaining needed specialized services.
Our purpose is to help veterans and their survivors deal with the often confusing and overwhelming task of completing the correct forms and applications and collecting the appropriate documentation to support a claim for benefits. We also assist clients in identifying and accessing the appropriate local resources to address their immediate and long term needs. Claimants who prepare the claim themselves are welcome to submit their applications to us for review and comment prior to submitting to the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).
Benefits Programs
There are a number of benefit programs to which veterans and their survivors are entitled. We provide information on the following programs: 
• Service Connected Disability Compensation
• NSC Pension
• Death Pension
• Burial Benefits
• VA Guaranteed Home Loans
  Freedom is not Free
State of Pennsylvania  
• Veterans Emergency Assistance
• Real Estate Tax Exemption
• State Veterans Homes
• Paralyzed veteran's Pension
Armstrong County  
• Burial Allowance
• Grave Markers and Flags
• Government Headstones Set
• Safeguard DD-214
For additional information concerning any of these and other available benefits and programs, call the County Veterans Office at 724-548-3441.
Department of Veterans Affairs
• vocational rehab & employment
• Veterans Tricare Fact Sheets
• forms
• register for the draft
• Pa. careerlink