Grow NorCo Grant Awards


Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) have begun dispersing the first round of 2021 Grow NORCO grants following County Council’s approval during their April 1st meeting. The grants were recommended by a review committee comprised of DCED staff will fund sixteen projects for a total of $183,713.00. The grants will be used for operations and capital improvements with a maximum award of $15,000.

“The pandemic has shown us the important role non-profit organizations play in both public health and economic development,” says Lamont McClure. “These grants will help support those missions.”

Grow NORCO grants are funded using Northampton County’s share of local table games revenue. To be eligible a non-profit must be located in Northampton County, have under $3 million in gross receipts for calendar year 2019 and did not receive any prior CARES Act money from Northampton County for operating expenses.


Organization Project Grant
Aspire to Autonomy Inc. Community Intervention Services – salaries $ 6,300.00
Bethlehem Economic Development Corporation Street Mural/PI: Internet Infrastructure Upgrades $15,000.00
Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering, Inc. 2021 Emergency Shelter Operations- salary costs $15,000.00
Blue Valley Farm Show Gas Boiler Replacement Slate Belt Senior Center $15,000.00
Boys & Girls Club Easton Cleaning and Sanitizing Procedures – salaries and professional services $15,000.00
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor National Canal Museum Operations – salaries $15,000.00
Easton Area Community Center Technology Improvement Plan $ 4,206.00
Equi-Librium, Inc. Equine Assisted Services – programming support $10,000.00
Families First, Inc. Family Center serving Pen Argyl SD – salaries $10,000.00
Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley Community Empowerment Program – Social Services Coordinator Salary $15,000.00
Jacobsburg Historical Society Early American Craft Center Upgrade Project $ 7,454.00
Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks Free concerts for community members- performer payments $15,000.00
Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity Environmental & Emergency Exit Remediation $ 6,325.00
Moravian Historical Society Preservation of the Historic Whitefield House $ 9,395.00
Nazareth Economic Development Commission NEDC Salaries Plus $10,033.00
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society 1743 Bachmann Publick House Roof Replacement $15,000.00
Total   $183,713.00

Information provided to TVL by:
Becky Bartlett
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042