NorCo' CIIP (Community Investment Partnership Program) was established under former Executive John Brown to award table games taxes with an emphasis on aging communities. Awards, which require a dollar for dollar match, go to façades, capital improvements, operations and last year, $730,000 was awarded. This year, $850,000 has been budgeted, and awards will be announced when the 2019 budget is approved. NorCo's Department of Community and Economic Development (NCDCED) is recommending $849,202 in grants. This is based on a review process that included the assistance of two Council members. Nearly $1.5 million had been sought.
Bangor Area School District - $15,000 recommended for improvements to one room school house.
Bangor - $13,412 recommended for Memorial Park Playground Improvements
Bath - $5,000 recommended for adaptive traffic signal design study.
Bethlehem Economic development Corp. - $5,000 recommended for Southside Arts District streetscape improvements.
Freemansburg - $15,000 recommended for façade program.
Easton Boys and Girls club - $15,000 recommended for Easton Playground and Gardens project.
Community Action Committee of LV - $25,000 recommended for city lights and planning.
Community Action Dev Corp of Bethlehem - $3,000 recommended for Spanish language business development.
Center for Animal Health and Welfare - $4,290 recommended for Operation clean Air.
Bethlehem - $15,000 recommended for a Christmas lighting and decor plan.
Bethlehem - $50,000 recommended for S. New St. streetscape improvements.
Easton - $50,000 recommended for Northampton Street lighting.
First United Church of Christ - $20,000 recommended for steeple restoration.
Forks Tp - $40,000 recommended for Sullivan Trail streetscape improvements.
Greater Easton Dev Partnership - $30,000 recommended for Easton Ambassadors (West Ward)
Greater Easton Dev Partnership - $47,000 recommended for Easton façade program.
Habitat for Humanity - $0 recommended for habitat home ownership program (received $40,000 in past for project that has not been completed)
Hellertown - $25,000 recommended for façade program.
Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley -$25,000 recommended for renovations at 520-26 E 4th St.
Lower Nazareth - $0 recommended for recreation and parks plan (received funding via CDBG).
Lower Saucon Tp - $20,000 recommended for Seidersville hall interior modifications.
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living - $4,500 recommended for job development and staff training.
Moravian Historical Society - $9,000 recommended for fire suppression system design and archeology work.
Nazareth Council of Governments - $10,000 recommended for multi-municipal animal control officer.
NCDCED/Hellertown - $22,000 recommended for ADA improvements at Dimmick Park.
NCDCED/Lower Nazareth - $25,000 recommended fornewburg Community Park playground.
NCDCED/NorCo - $20,000 recommended for roofing and bathroom ADA improvements.
NCDCED/NorCo Office of Aging - $25,000 recommended for senior center warming and cooling station and restrooms.
NCDCED/NorCo Public Works - $40,000 recommended for ADA playground replacement.
NCDCED/Tatamy - $15,00 recommended for stairlift and playground equipment.
Nazareth Economic development Comm'n - $20,000 recommended for façade program.
Nazareth Economic development Comm'n - $15,000 recommended for new downtown manager salary.
Northampton Community College - $50,000 recommended for Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Pen Argyl - $40,000 recommended for revitalization plan.
Plainfield Tp - $25,000 recommended for sewage facilities plan.
Plainfield Tp - $0 recommended for fire department emergency generator. (My notes on this are vague)
Portland Boro Water Authority - $0 recommended for State St. Bridge Waterline replacement.
Roseto - $21,000 recommended for storm sewer drains, but $0 recommended for ambulance.
Third Street Alliance - $25,000 recommended for critical electrical repairs.
Via Events - $20,000 recommended for consultant to work on marathon course.
West Easton- $10,000 recommended forwar Memorial Park Development.