COVID-19 Relief Funds

The application window is open for Northumberland County businesses, organizations, and municipalities to apply to receive part of an $8.2 million grant the county received to assist them with COVID-19 expenses.

The deadline to apply to the county is Aug. 24. The funds do not have to be repaid.

The COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant (CRBG) funds must be for the prevention, preparedness, and response to the COVID-19 crisis. Funds must be used to assist municipalities, small business grants, and nonprofits to pay for any COVID-related cost they have incurred. The grant is from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act), through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) is assisting the county by providing professional expertise and grant administrative services, as well as activity development and management to ensure accuracy and adherence with federal and state regulations.

To submit information by Aug. 24, visit and complete the CARES Act Needs Assessment form. Send the completed form to Justin Skavery, county planning coordinator, at or 399 Stadium Drive, Sunbury, PA 17801.

For more information, contact Skavery at the above email address or 570-988-4220 or Geralee Zeigler of SEDA-COG at or 570-524-4491 ext. 7218.


Plan GO Shamokin!!

SABER Meeting

SABER Meeting

Community Rebuilding WorkshopThe Go Shamokin! project which is a 5 year implementation plan for economic revitalization is being led by the firm Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates, who was retained by the Revitalization Partnership of City of Shamokin, SABER and SEDA-COG to facilitate the planning process, including public engagement and plan preparation. In addition, the U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Justice is undertaking a coordinated effort focused on Rebuilding Our Community. The two efforts held a combined community workshop focused on identifying strengths and opportunities of the City through the use of visioning work sessions and activities the second week of February. 153 people attended the week-of-workshops, and the following 6 goals were identified – please click on the links for the most updated information as to what has happened since the public workshop: 

  • Goal 1: Attract and support the development of new businesses and support job creation activities/programs
  • Goal 2: Bring citizens together to work towards a common goal of increasing pride and ownership in our community
  • Goal 3: Foster and nurture productive partnerships
  • Goal 4: Redevelop/demolish/rehabilitate/cleanup blighted commercial and residential properties throughout the city
  • Goal 5: Enhance positive relationship building, inclusive communities, fostering human dignity and respect
  • Goal 6: Making Shamokin healthy, green, and clean now and tomorrow 


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Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts

Anthracite Heritage Festival

Anthracite Heritage Festival

The Anthracite Heritage Festival of the Arts was established by the Northumberland County Council for the  Arts & Humanities in 2005. The festival was created to enhance the quality of life, economic development and tourism in and around the coal region area through the promotion of the Arts while reconnecting with our heritage.