Water Street Park Barry Isett

Over $1,000,000 in Grants in a Single Day!

Grants can be a powerful catalyst for positive change in the community for turning ideas into something real, valuable, and tangible.

Butler Township$200,000 is being awarded through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Recreation and Conservation Program to fund the Phase One construction of the Township’s Park Master Plan. Work will include infrastructure, access, and associated site work needed to construct a new softball complex within Freedom Park.

West Hazleton Borough:  An $80,000 Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Greenways Park & Recreation Grant will fund upgrades to the Fifth Street Park including new playground equipment, a safety surface, improved lighting and security.

Lehighton Borough:  The $250,000 DCED Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Grant is for improvements to the Jacob Weiss Park including replacement of asphalt; concrete walks and curbing; ramps to improve accessibility; and upgraded lighting. 

Hellertown Borough:  Phase One of their Water Street Park project received two grants—a DCED Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Grant for $193,000 and a DCNR Grant for $124,000.  Improvements include a new basketball court/ice ring, a paved parking lot, and ADA accessibility features.

Salem Township:  A $200,000 DCED Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Grant will pay for improvements.

Isett can help you navigate the informational maze, identify projects, assist with applications, and provide program support.