Freeman announces $50,000 in state funding approved for Easton community revitalization effort

HARRISBURG, Dec. 30 – State Rep. Robert Freeman, D-Northampton, today announced that Easton will receive $50,000 through the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Keystone Communities Program.

The funding will be used by the Greater Easton Development Partnership in collaboration with the Easton Main Street Initiative for property and business owners in the form of matching grants for renovations, restorations and repairs to existing building façades and new signage benefitting at least ten storefronts.

“This funding will help to restore and enhance façades to assist Easton’s ongoing revitalization, which has made it an attractive place for visitors and residents alike,” Freeman said. “By making investments like this, our local businesses will continue to boost our economy and help enhance the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits Easton.”

The Keystone Communities program supports local initiatives designed to grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities, foster effective public-private partnerships and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.

More information on the program can be found here.