Slot machine license fees support community projects

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has established the Local Share Account (LSA) – Philadelphia program to distribute a portion of slot machine license operation fees from facilities operating within the City of Philadelphia. Funds are available for economic development, neighborhood revitalization, community improvement, and other projects in the public interest within the City of Philadelphia.

Eligible Uses of Funds
Eligible projects must be owned and maintained by an eligible applicant.

  • Economic Development Projects: Projects that promote local economic activity and create and/or retain jobs.
  • Neighborhood Revitalization Projects: Projects that improve the health, safety, and well-being of residents and/or improve commercial corridors in distressed neighborhoods.
  • Community Improvement Projects: Projects that improve or create civic, cultural, or recreational facilities.
  • Projects in the Public Interest:  Projects that improve the quality of life in the affected community.

We are accepting applications starting December 1st until January 31st. Eligible applicants are CDC’s, economic development organizations and redevelopment authorities, BIDs/NIDs, not-for-profit organizations with a 501(c) designation, the City of Philadelphia, and the School District of Philadelphia. Grant awards will be between $10,000-$500,000.

For more details, go here.

Program guidelines are available here.