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Department of Community and Economic Development - FAQs

What grants are available?

Facade Grants are available for signage in the Downtown.
For more information go to www.eastonmainstreet.org

Facade Grants and sidewalk grants are available from the West Ward Neighborhood Association.
Contact Esther Guzman at eguzman@caclv.org or call 610-515-0891 for more information.

Information on other grant programs for businesses can be accessed at www.lehighvalley.org


What loans are available?

BID loans through GEDP are available for commercial buildings and businesses in the Downtown.
Contact the City of Easton Economic Development Department at 610-250-6719 for more information.

Lehigh Northampton Revolving Loan Fund - contact Christine Cleaver at csc2@lehigh.edu

Rising Tide Community Loan Fund

Go to risingtideclf.googlepages.com for more information.

Information on other loan programs for businesses can be accessed at www.lehighvalley.org


What tax incentives are available?

LERTA - Property owners of residential, commercial, industrial, or any other type of property located within the LERTA District are eligible for a 10 year partial tax abatement on property tax increases which are a result of substantial property improvement and subsequent property reassessment by Northampton County.

Easton's LERTA District was established by City Council Resolution # 66-2012. A map and parcel list of properties in the LERTA District is available at the Department of Planning and Codes on the 3rd floor of City Hall or on line at LERTA MAPS.

LERTA Permit Applications received after the improved property has received a Certificate of Occupancy from the City will not be eligible for the program.

Other LERTA information can be found in our Forms and Documents section. Click HERE.



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