Grow NorCo Grants Awarded

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Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announce that County Council approved $2,798,100 for 87 Grow NORCO grants at their October 7th meeting. Grow NORCO Program grants are available to Northampton County non- profit organizations and municipalities. Grants of up to $50,000 can be used for capital improvements, façade programs, operations, community planning and municipal Police Department support.

All projects from this latest round of funding must be completed by December 31, 2022.

“The County of Northampton appreciates all the work our local non-profit organizations, municipalities and police departments have done throughout the pandemic,” says Lamont McClure. “It’s important that the County continues to support their contributions to our public health and economic development.”

Grow NORCO 2021 Project Grants 

Organization Project Grant
ArtsQuest Replacement of LED Video Board & purchase of

Data Analysis Tools

Aspire to Autonomy, Inc. Payroll costs for community intervention services


Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley, Inc. Purchase of a new act II backdrop for The Nutcracker Performance $ 5,700
Bangor Borough Purchase of hybrid police vehicle and technology


Bangor Borough Public poll slide replacement and building façade


Battle Borne Revenue replacement due to cancelled fundraising

events & van purchase

Bethlehem Emergency


2022 Shelter Operations staff and operations


Bethlehem Area Public


Renovations of History Room and digitization of

historic documents

$ 8,400
Bethlehem Township Purchase of police investigation vehicle $25,400
Bethlehem Township Purchase of a motor carrier safety enforcement vehicle $39,800
Bethlehem Township Purchase of Police Administration vehicle $14,800
Boys & Girls Club


Repair and replace HVAC Components $10,000
Bushkill Township Purchase of police vehicles & equipment


Bushkill Township Upgrade fire/security alarm system & generator,

install new exterior lighting

Bushkill Township Volunteer

Fire Company

Grounds & lighting improvements at Carnival


$ 4,500
CACLV Slate Belt Façade improvements & murals $50,000
Chapman Borough Establishment of zoning code, administrative

procedures & a zoning hearing board

City of Bethlehem Networking infrastructure upgrades for public

safety camera system

City of Easton Up-fitting of new police cruisers $40,000
City of Easton Tax increment financing planning $40,000
Community Bike Works Operations support for salaries & benefits $50,000
East Bangor Municipality


Locke Heights Water Line Project $50,000
Easton Area Neighborhood

Centers, Inc.

ADA accessibility to community gardens $20,000
Equi-librium, Inc. Roof & gutter replacement on barn & repairs to


Forks Township Purchase of police radios $38,105
Freemansburg Borough Purchase of mobile operations center trailer $32,200


Freemansburg Borough Purchase of new police vehicle $34,600
Freemansburg Borough Promotional signage $10,800
Governor Wolf Historical


Prevention of historic building deterioration

through abatement of moisture infiltration

Greater Valley YMCA Purchase and installation of playground equipment at Slate Belt Y $30,000
Greater Valley YMCA Bethlehem Branch child care wing Phase II

renovation project

Hanover Township Replacement of security cameras, radios,

telephones & entry systems

Hanover Township Purchase of new brush chipper for public works


Hellertown Borough Purchase of 12 body cameras for Borough police


Hellertown Borough Swale Greening $30,000
Hispanic Center Lehigh


Expansion of cook position to full time at Senior


Historic Bethlehem Museum

& sites

Restoration of Visitor Center Exterior $50,000
Iron Pigs Charities Expansion/renovation of Coca-Cola Park


Jacobsburg Historical Society Painting of 4 historic 19th century buildings $50,000
Judith Adele Agentis

Charitable Foundation

Reinstate meal deliveries to St. Luke’s Hospice


Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Inc. Operational support for staffing & strategic


Lehigh Township Purchase of police vehicle & Tasers $50,000
Lehigh Valley Center for

Independent Living

Preparation of Center’s basement for remediation $ 5,000
Lehigh Valley Center for

Independent Living

Website Upgrade $ 8,000
Lehigh Valley Planning


Freight-based land use management project $50,000
Lower Mount Bethel


Purchase & installation of emergency generator in

the public works building

$ 9,800
Lower Nazareth Township Purchase of 2 police vehicles $50,000
Lower Nazareth Township 2022 Zoning ordinance update planner $30,000
Lower Saucon Township Purchase of police speed/message sign trailers &

radar speed signs

Lower Saucon Township Purchase of pole building for public works $25,000
Memorial Library of

Nazareth & Vicinity

Exterior building renovations—wood repair,

painting and roofing

Miller Keystone Blood


Fleet vehicles needed to transport blood products $23,500
Miracle League of

Northampton County

Reproduction of video used for education &


$ 5,000
Moore Township Purchase of 2 thermal cameras $ 7,000


Moravian Historical Society Safety & accessibility improvements to Historic

Whitefield House

$ 8,500
National Museum of

Industrial History

Phase 2 – 2nd floor roof replacement $50,000
Nazareth Borough Purchase of body cameras, automatic license plate

readers, ballistic shields, use of force

Nazareth Economic Development Commission Façade Program $47,800
New Bethany Ministries Installation of new flooring at Transitional

Housing Program

North Catasauqua Borough Purchase of AEDs for patrol vehicles $ 5,500
North Catasauqua Borough Upgrading of police computer terminals and

mounting in patrol units

North Catasauqua Borough Police lot improvements including carport,

fencing and gate

Northampton Borough Purchase of new police vehicle $34,000
Northampton Borough Planning and planting of Monarch butterfly gardens $10,000
Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society Opening of a new space at Sigal Museum for a collection exhibit & improvements $50,000
Palmer Township Police shooting range improvements $50,000
Palmer Youth Center Building a new youth Field House $50,000
Pibbles & Paws Safe Haven Purchase of transportation van $14,000
Plainfield Township Addition of a multi-purpose 2 bay garage $40,800
Project of Easton, Inc. HVAC system upgrades at Fowler Literacy


$ 3,100
Project of Easton, Inc. Marketing to promote ProJeCt’s programs $ 9,400
Redemption House Salary for youth work opportunities $30,000
Safe Harbor Easton, Inc. Case management services expansion $25,000
Slate Belt Council of


Purchase of portable inspection camera system for

pipe inspection

Tatamy Borough Municipal Building HVAC upgrades $50,000
The Center for Animal Health

& Welfare

Salaries for programs manager, community case

manager & business manager

Third Street Alliance Conversion of indoor pool to Learning Center

classroom space

Touchstone Theatre HVAC & roof repairs $10,000
Upper Mount Bethel


Security & amenities upgrades to park pavilion $ 2,500
Upper Nazareth Township Purchase of 2 Police Vehicles $50,000
Via of the Lehigh Valley Roof replacement at main facility $20,000
Walnutport Borough Purchase of a new skid loader $32,500
West Easton Borough Purchase of police interceptor utility vehicle $35,000
Wildlands Conservancy Lehigh River Water Trail planning & implementation $10,000
Wilson Borough Purchase of new police vehicle and equipment $50,000
Wind Gap Borough Purchase of a new police vehicle $30,000
Wind Gap Borough Paving of municipal complex $35,000

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