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2015 Hotel Tax Applications

Project applications for 2015 Hotel Tax funding are being accepted through May 30, 2014.  Eligible Projects will promote community development and/or enhance tourism within Northampton County.  Interested applicants should select the, “Open Funding Announcement,” link on the left of this page for further information.

2014 Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment

Authority Uncommitted Funds Municipal Gaming

Grant Public Informational Sessions

The Northampton County Gaming Revenue and Economic Redevelopment Authority(NCGR&ERA) will host two public Informational Sessions on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in Northampton CountyCouncil Chambers, 3rd Floor, Northampton County Courthouse, Easton, PA.  The purpose of these Informational Sessions is to brief Northampton County municipalities on the Uncommitted Funds Municipal Gaming Grant process. Gaming Authority representatives will provide an overview of the Authority,the Authority’s grant process, and will be available to answer questions.  Informational Sessions are open to the public.

 

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


The County of Northampton’s 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 HUD’s 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.