2024 Livable Landscapes Grants

February 01, 2024


Northampton County Executive Lamont G. McClure and the Division of Parks and Recreation will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Livable Landscapes Grant Program on Wednesday, February 14, until 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

Northampton County Executive Lamont G. McClure and the Division of Parks and Recreation will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Livable Landscapes Grant Program on Wednesday, February 14, until 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 18, 2024. 

 

The Livable Landscapes Grant Program provides grant opportunities for eligible applicants in land conservation, ecological restoration, education and outreach, park rehabilitation and development, and regional trails in Northampton County. Program priorities are consistent with the goals of the Livable Landscapes – An Open Space Plan for Northampton County.    

 

The Division of Parks and Recreation will host a mandatory grant workshop on Thursday, February 15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Education Room at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 400 Belfast Rd, Nazareth, PA 18064.

  

2024 Livable Landscapes Grant Round Timeline: 

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2024 – Grant Application Round Opens
  • Thursday, February 15, 2024, 9 am- 12 pm – Mandatory Grant Workshop to learn about the 2024 priorities and grant requirements and briefly discuss potential applicant’s project intent.
  • June 2024 – Anticipated Grant Award by County Resolution, Grant Agreement start date
  • December 31, 2026 – Grant Agreement expiration date
  • Applications due by 1:00 pm, April 18, 2024, electronically (PDF format). No hard copies.
  • Email applications to Sherry Acevedo at sacevedo@norcopa.gov.
  • For larger file sizes, please contact Sherry for more information.


  • Schedule an individual meeting with Sherry Acevedo, Conservation Coordinator. If also applying to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), a joint meeting needs to be scheduled with Sherry Acevedo and DCNR Recreation and Conservation Manager  

 

“Livable Landscapes funding supports my priorities by enhancing outdoor recreation, regional trails, water quality, open space conservation, and municipal parks within the County,” remarks Lamont G. McClure, County Executive. “Open Space plays an essential role in the quality of life in our communities by protecting clean air, land, water, and the environment to improve our health and wellness.” 

 

The purpose of the grant program is to protect the county’s important natural features by assisting municipalities and organizations in acquiring, restoring, and enhancing permanently protected lands to conserve natural resources and provide outdoor recreation for future generations. Since 2006, Northampton County awarded $20.75 million in Livable Landscapes grants for successful local and regional park improvements, recreation, land conservation, ecological restoration, and trail projects.  

 

Download grant-related forms on the new Northampton County website, Parks and Recreation page: www.norcopa.gov/livable-landscapes-grant. Updates will be posted on Northampton County Parks & Recreation's Facebook page.

 

For more information, contact the grant administrator, Sherry Acevedo, at sacevedo@norcopa.gov or 610-829-4872.

 

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