From January 2018 to date, County Executive Lamont G. McClure and the Northampton County Department of Community & Economic Development have distributed $6,591,909 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eligible municipalities in Northampton County.
“In Northampton County, we have no community to leave behind from Wilson Borough to Walnutport Borough and back to East Bangor Borough; we make certain CDBG funds are utilized to improve our eligible municipalities,” says County Executive Lamont G. McClure.
The federal CDBG program provides funding through HUD that allows the County of Northampton Department of Community & Economic Development to assist in developing viable communities. The CDBG program improves eligible municipalities’ economic, social, and physical environment to enhance the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents, ultimately strengthening the entire community. Funds may be applied for such projects as accessibility improvements to public facilities, capital improvements for water, sewer or other utilities, street paving, sidewalks, curbing, and stormwater prevention.
Please note: Eligible applicants are the 36 boroughs and townships participating in Northampton County’s Urban County CDBG Entitlement Program. The City of Bethlehem receives its own CDBG funding directly from HUD. Therefore, projects in the cities are eligible only to the extent that they serve residents of the county’s boroughs and townships.
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration & Public Information Officer
County of Northampton
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042