C. Scott Dempwolf, PhD
Research Assistant Professor & Director
UMD - Morgan State Center for Economic Development

Research Funding

I have successfully written and/or administered over 50 grants and tax credit applications, and have also arranged or assisted with private investment and lending for several projects. I estimate the total from all sources to be in excess of $70 million, with over $10 million of that total in the form of grant funding. These sources include:


University of Maryland Office of Research (current)
Tier 1 Research Grant $50,000
Co-PI with Marie Howland

U.S. Economic Development Administration (current)
University Center Grant $500,000 awarded September, 2011.
Co-PI with Marie Howland.

Completed Grants and Project Funding

PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Land Use Planning & Technical Assistance Program
Business in our Sites
Community Revitalization Program
Community Economic Development Loan Program
Neighborhood Assistance Program
Comprehensive Service Program
Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
Keystone Opportunity Zone Program
Keystone Innovation Zone Program (innovative, but ultimately unsuccessful)

PA Department of Education
Charter School Planning Grant
Charter School Implementation Grant

PA Department of Labor and Industry
Industry Partnership Grant
JTPA and WIA Funding

US Department of Housing & Urban Development
Community Development Block Grant
HOME Investment Partnership

US Environmental Protection Agency
Brownfields Assessment Grant

US Department of Labor
Regional Innovation Grant

US Department of Commerce
EDA Technical Assistance Grants
EDA Research Grant

US Department of Energy
SBIR – Wind Energy (high scoring but ultimately unsuccessful)
EECBG Competitive (high scoring but ultimately unsuccessful)

Other Federal Funding Programs
Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits (over 50 successfully rehabilitated buildings)

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)
Low Income Housing Tax Credits ¬Penn Homes

Other Funding Sources
City of York
County of York
Fannie Mae American Communities Fund
Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Multiple Private Foundations