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2014 Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority

 Local Share Municipal Gaming Grant-Round 2 Funding Announcement

 

Please click on the link above for the 2014 Local Share Round 2 Municipal Gaming Grant Application and Grant Program Criteria

 

The Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority (NCGR&ERA) requests applications from contiguous municipalities (Boroughs of Freemansburg and Hellertown, Townships of Bethlehem, Hanover, Lower Saucon, City of Bethlehem and the County of Northampton) interested in applying for funding through the Local Share Municipal Gaming Grant Program-Round 2.  Applications will be accepted August 18, 2014 through October 6, 2014.  Funding requests for 2014 Local Share Municipal Gaming Grants must be received by NCGR&ERA no later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, October 6, 2014.  Applicants must electronically submit the official 2014 NCGR&ERA Local Share Municipal Gaming Grant Application which can be accessed by clicking on the link above.  Program inquiries and electronic applications should be directed to Karen Collis, NCGR&ERA Executive Director, 610-559-3200, option 8, kcollis@northamptoncounty.org.

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
(CDBG)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS AND NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING


The County of Northamptonís Department of Community and Economic Development is pleased to release a Request for Proposals for funding available under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for urban entitlement communities.  Proposals will be considered from boroughs, townships, and non-profits throughout the County for projects that address the needs of low- to moderate-income individuals during 2015.  For further information, please click
here.

HUD Guidance on Section 3 Compliance, Issued May 2009

HUD has issued guidance for recipients of CDBG, NSP, PIH/PH Capitol Funds on compliance with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968.    Section 3 is one of HUDís tools for ensuring that the expenditure of federal funds in economically distressed communities has a multiplier effect by targeting local low- and very low-income persons and qualified businesses for jobs, training, and contracting opportunities.  

For applicants interested in funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (CDBG-R), the requirements of Section 3 apply in the same manner as they do for other types of covered HUD financial assistance.     Since ARRA funding is specifically intended to create jobs and other economic opportunities for those most impacted by the recession, compliance with the requirements of Section 3 is critical.  The attached guidance was tailored to the ARRA requirements but is helpful for all potential recipients of HUD funding.  Click here to open the document.

 

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.