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2016 Hotel Tax Grants Funding Announcement


The complete funding announcement is available by clicking on the link above.


The Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) requests applications for the 2016 Hotel Tax Grant Program. Eligible Projects will promote community development and/or enhance tourism within Northampton County. The projects that can most effectively address each of the following will receive preference:


 • The project has a quantifiable economic or culturally significant impact on the County;

 • The project has a clear budget that leverages other funding and indicates need; and

  • The project will increase the number of visitors to the County.


Funding requests for the 2016 Hotel Tax Grant Program must be received by DCED no later than Friday, November 13, 2015.  Original applications, along with 11 copies, may be either mailed or hand-delivered.  Electronically submitted applications will not be accepted.  It is the sole responsibility of the submitting applicant to assure that the application and copies are received by DCED by the deadline.


The official 2016 Hotel Tax Funding Request form can be accessed by clicking on this link.  Please complete the form, print, sign and mail/hand deliver to Northampton County Department of Community & Economic Development, 669 Washington Street, Easton, PA  18042. As a reminder, past grantees must have submitted the required Semi-Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports to receive funding. 

2016 Affordable Housing Grant Program Announcement

Application deadline: November 6, 2015

Northampton County, through its Department of Community and Economic Development (NCDCED), anticipates awarding approximately $400,000 in local Affordable Housing Program funds for projects that maintain or increase the availability of quality, affordable housing for residents of Northampton County whose annual incomes are below the median income for the County. Eligible applicants include private non-profits, development corporations, and governmental entities.

Funds may be used for:

- Projects that create or retain rental units or owner-occupied housing; and

- Supportive funding for costs incurred by non-profits or governmental entities in order to offer emergency housing services.

A full description of program guidelines is available at: AHP Guidelines. The electronic application is available at this link: Funding Request Form or may be requested by contacting John Orsini by email at, or by phone at (610) 559-3200 x 4. On page 5 of the Funding Request, please check the “AHTF” box to indicate that you are applying for an Affordable Housing grant.


Community Investment Partnership Programs

  • CIPP Grant Programs

o Community Improvement Grants

o Community Planning & Technical Assistance

o Job Creation and Economic Infrastructure Expansion

  • ·CIPP Revolving Loan Fund

o Business Boost Loan Program

o Economic Reinvestment Loan Program

Full descriptions of the various CIPP program guidelines are available here.

Housing-Related Grant Reporting

Agencies receiving housing-related grants, namely Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) and Affordable Housing grants, must submit Fiscal Status and Beneficiary report forms semi-annually and upon close-out of the grant. These reports are due every January 31 and July 31 during the contract period.  The forms may be accessed at the "Housing Report Forms" link under Community Development Programs.