WalkWorks grants heading to Easton, Palmer Township

HARRISBURG, Nov. 2 – Two WalkWorks grants totaling $55,000 have been awarded to promote physical activity in Northampton County, announced state Rep. Robert Freeman.

Freeman said Easton will receive $35,000, while $20,000 will be provided to Palmer Township.

“This funding will allow these municipalities to study ways to improve outdoor recreational activities for their residents. I have been a longtime proponent of effectively using green space and the WalkWorks program helps to connect local destinations with improved pedestrian, bicycle, and transit networks,” said Freeman, D-Northampton.

The Northampton County grants are part of nine announced statewide totaling $210,000 by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Funding for the grants is provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant program, as well as additional funding from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for two of the awardees.

Residents wanting to know more about WalkWorks can visit the PA WalkWorks website.