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 Funding Announcements

2022 DCED GRANT SCHEDULE

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Application process Opened:  February 24, 2022
Application process Closed:  May 26, 2022

Contact:  Frank Brooks, fbrooks@norcopa.gov, 610-829-6311

Hotel Tax Grant Program
Application process Opened:  April 11, 2022
Application process Closed:  June 10, 2022
Contact:  Karen Collis, kcollis@norcopa.gov, 610-829-6314

Grow NORCO Grant Program 
Application process Opened:  June 20, 2022
Application process Closed:  July 29, 2022

Contact:  Sarah Ortiz, sortiz@norcopa.gov, 610-829-6308

Public Safety Grant Program 
Application process Opened:  August 1, 2022
Application process Closed:  September 9, 2022
Contact:  Sarah Ortiz, sortiz@norcopa.gov, 610-829-6308

Affordable Housing Program (AHP)
No Grant Round This Year

 Application Process

Please choose a funding announcement from the list below and download all applicable documents associated with the funding announcement.  In addition, ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED to register in the NCDCED County Relationship Manager (CRM) if you have not previously registered, and submit electronic applications through the web.  Please click here to register.  Your registration will be approved within 1-2 business days.  Once approved, you may upload and submit you electronic application forms through the CRM application.  Please click on the Apply button located next to the applicable funding program to access the CRM application.

 Funding Types

* Apply - Active Grants/Loans


The County of Northampton will competitively award grant funds from the Public Safety Grant program (formerly EMS). The Public Safety Grant grants funding to the County’s non-profit and municipal emergency medical service organizations, fire and police that provide life-saving support to the residents of Northampton County.  APPLICATIONS DUE BY 4:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2022.


Grow NORCO

The Grow NORCO Program (GNP) is a is designed to be a flexible source of capital that will assist Northampton County municipalities and not-for-profit organizations grow Northampton County’s economic prosperity and quality of life.  The program will help the County prioritize and allocate its limited resources for the betterment of the County.  Funding priorities of the Grow NORCO Program may change from round to round.  Non-profits and Municipalities are encouraged to explore creative partnerships to implement their programs and projects. Applications that demonstrate partnerships or that advantage additional funds and resources may be prioritized.  APPLICATIONS DUE BY 4:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022.


Hotel Tax for Tourism
The County of Northampton will competitively award grants to be funded from revenues collected from the Northampton County Hotel Tax.  The Hotel Tax funds are provided for under Northampton County Resolution No. 440 of 2005, as authorized by P.L. 307 of 2000 and amended by Act 12 of 2005, by imposing a Hotel Room Rental Tax of 4% on hotel guests to be used for tourism and community development initiatives.  APPLICATIONS DUE BY 4:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, June 10, 2022.
 
Please click here for a Library of related documents.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that allows the County of Northampton Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) to assist in the development of viable communities, by funding activities that assist people with low incomes in meeting their needs for housing or services.  One objective of any DCED funded programs is the knowledge that low income people are indeed benefiting from the investment of CDBG resources.  APPLICATIONS DUE BY 4:00 P.M. ON THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2022.

Brownfield Clean-Up
The Brownfield Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) allows Northampton County to provide financing to carry out cleanup activities at brownfield sites.  The goal of this program is to stimulate reuse and redevelopment of contaminated sites.

Bank Qualified Tax Exempt Bonds
Tax exempt bonds purchased by financial institutions with reduced federal tax obligations.

The Northampton County First-Time Homebuyer Program provides loans to eligible first-time buyers of Northampton County homes. These loans provide up to $5,000 to help with the cost of the house and closing costs.  We secure the investment in our communities by placing a lien on the property for 5 years or until the property is sold. For each year you stay in your home, 20% of the loan is forgiven. The loan is completely forgiven if the homebuyer stays in the house for at least 5 years.

Homeowner Rehab
The Northampton County Homeowner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program is funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, and administered by the Lehigh Valley Community Land Trust.  Up to $20,000.00 in partially forgivable, interest free loans are available to low and moderate income homeowners in the boroughs and townships in Northampton County to make necessary improvements to their homes.  

Tax Exempt Bonds
The Northampton County General Purpose Authority provides access to low-interest loans through the issuance of of bonds for infrastructure and development initiatives that impact the economic vitality of Northampton County.

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