County announces GROW grants
Lamont McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development have begun dispersing the first round of 2021 Grow NORCO grants, following county council’s approval during its April 1 meeting. The grants were recommended by a review committee comprised of DCED staff and will fund 16 projects for a total of $183,713. 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 nonprofit organizations play in both public health and economic development,” says 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 nonprofit 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.
McClure and the Department of Community and Economic Development have begun dispersing Emergency Medical Services grants following county council’s approval at its April 1 meeting.
The grants were recommended by a review committee comprised of DCED staff and will fund 14 projects for a total of $104,661. EMS grants are available to Northampton County volunteer fire departments and nonprofit emergency medical service organizations, and can be used for capital improvements, vehicle purchase, equipment purchase and training.
The maximum amount of an EMS grant is $10,000 per project.
“It is important for Northampton County to be as supportive as possible of what our fire departments and emergency medical service organizations are doing,” McClure said.
“They are critical to ensuring the public health of our residents.”
EMS grants were established by County Council in March 2020 and are funded using Northampton County’s Local Share Table Games Revenue.