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Agency:    Department of the Interior
Bureau:    National Park Service
Account:    National recreation and preservation (14-1042)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Comptroller/Budget Officer
Contact Information:    http://WWW.DOI.GOV   202-208-6416
Delaware and Lehigh NHC

1 recipient will receive $789,000. This is a continuing earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Description: Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor is a 165-mile corridor in eastern Pennsylvania. Canals and railroads transported lumber, anthracite coal, slate, iron and steel from mountain to market, fueling America's industrial revolution. Funding was provided to complete the design for 20 miles of Lehigh Canal Towpath trail and award bids for construction of approximately 15 miles of Delaware and Lehigh Trail in Carbon and Northampton Counties, complete Phase I construction of rail to trail for three miles in Lehigh County; complete design of Lehigh to Susquehanna Trail and start construction on six miles of trail improvements, form coalition of local partners to work in partnership with the BethWorks Now developers of the Bethlehem Steel plant, complete restoration of the Old Mauch Train Station, continue planning the Delaware and Lehigh Drive Design Market Towns streetscape improvements in 2-3 towns within the region with funding from the PA Hometown Streets program, complete design for the Lehighton Community and Business Tech Center, complete design of the White Haven Library to be located in the former Lehigh Valley Railroad repair shop, assist the Delaware Canal State Park in obtaining the estimated $8 million necessary to repair the damage sustained from fall 2004 hurricane damage, undertake an evaluative process to determine the impact and the accomplishments of the Corridor partnerships and also complete an analysis of operational costs for core resources.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Delaware and Lehigh NHC (Unknown) $789 Commissions and Grants Other (National heritage area management entity)
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: H Rept. 108-792
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: Delaware and Lehigh NHC' 800,000

Citation Comment: Conference report amounts were reduced by congressional across-the-board rescissions.

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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