Beginning Sept. 27, 2023, FHLBank Pittsburgh’s partner, Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC), will begin accepting applications from communities in eastern Pennsylvania interested in participating in the 2024 Blueprint Communities cohort. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Dec. 1, 2023.
If you know of a community that may benefit from this initiative, please connect with Julie Fitzpatrick, Executive Director at PDC, JulieFitzpatrick@padowntown.org.
Once applications open on Sept. 27, visit the PDC website to review the eligibility and application materials, and consider registering for either informational webinar on Oct. 12 or Nov. 8.
Developed and implemented by FHLBank Pittsburgh in 2005, the Blueprint Communities® initiative creates momentum for revitalizing older communities and neighborhoods by:
Blueprint Communities teams, which contain a diverse mix of local leaders, receive:
FHLBank Pittsburgh members benefit from the Blueprint Communities initiative in a variety of ways:
FHLBank Pittsburgh and its local partners periodically induct a new geographic group of communities into the Blueprint Communities program. Our members and local leaders can nominate their communities for consideration during these times. Upon review, a new group of communities is selected and the local Blueprint Communities teams begin training.
To promote a team approach to community revitalization, and to ensure a good cross-section of community involvement, one of the Blueprint Community team members must be an employee of an FHLBank Pittsburgh member whose service area includes the Blueprint Community.
Once selected, communities wishing to remain affiliated with Blueprint Communities are eligible to be recertified, indicating that: