Blake Announces Over $4 Million in LSA Grants for District Projects

SCRANTON, January 22, 2020 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced over $4 million dollars in state grants for important community and economic development projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District.

The funding was approved earlier today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) through the Monroe County Local Share Account (LSA).

“The LSA grant program continues to provide extraordinary benefits to communities and important projects across our region,” Blake said. “The funding announced today includes the rehabilitation and improvement of multiple community spaces; projects that enhance public safety and the capabilities of our local police departments; and important economic development projects that will grow our economy and attract business growth and public interest in NEPA.”

Blake noted that he worked closely with state Reps. Mike Carroll, Marty Flynn, Kyle Mullins, Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, Maureen Madden and Karen Boback to identify important projects across the district.

In Lackawanna County, the following projects received $2.925 million in grant funding through the Monroe Local Share Account:

  • Old Forge Borough received $300,000 for the construction and renovation of their municipal buildings.
  • Elmhurst Township received $350,000 to reconstruct an existing municipal garage to allow for additional space to maintain and store road department vehicles.
  • Moscow Borough received $200,000 for the purchase of a dump truck and backhoe for their Department of Public Works.
  • Lackawanna College received $125,000 for technology upgrades to the Peoples Security Bank Theater on campus. The upgrades will allow the college to create the first competition level eSports arena in NEPA.
  • The Greater Carbondale YMCA received $125,000 to renovate their lower level with additional classrooms and expanded kitchen.
  • Dickson City Borough received $100,000 to renovate an empty building into a community center.
  • The City of Scranton received $75,000 for the development and construction of the Garden of Cedar – a pocket park and community garden at the former site of a demolished building along Cedar Alley.
  • West Scranton Community Development received $100,000 for the purchase and renovation of the 310-316 N. Main Ave. and 1029 W. Lackawanna Ave. for a new facility for programming
  • Discovery MI Preschool received $30,000 for Phase II of their building rehabilitation in the East Mountain section of Scranton.
  • Waverly Township Police Department received $50,000 for the purchase of a 2020 Ford Utility Interceptor patrol car.
  • Mayfield Police Department received $50,000 for the purchase of a 2020 Ford Interceptor SUV.
  • The Scranton Cooperative Farmer’s Market received $21,106 for continued renovations at the Farmer’s Market that includes electrical and security upgrades.
  • Taylor Borough received $205,000 to complete renovations in the gymnasium at Taylor Borough Community Center
  • Dunmore Little League received $150,000 to install new fencing, backstops and dugouts at their little league field.
  • Lackawanna County received $90,000 for the establishment of the MetroAction Small Business Loan Program, a revolving loan fund for small businesses in Lackawanna County.
  • The Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority received $62,000 to refurbish the popular swimming pool at Nay Aug Park.
  • American Legion Post 579 received $50,000 to renovate their Moscow location.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of NEPA received $20,000 for the replacement of exterior windows with new, energy efficient aluminum windows.
  • The City of Scranton received $38,254 for the installation of 20 surveillance cameras at four city parks to assist the Scranton Police Department with public safety.
  • Clifton Township received $90,000 for the purchase of a new John Deer Backhoe for use in the township.
  • Glenburn Township received $80,000 for the purchase of an F-550 maintenance vehicle outfitted with the municipal package necessary to perform general maintenance, snow removal and salt application.
  • Archbald Community Ambulance and Rescue Squad received $41,254 for the purchase of an ambulance cot and power loading system.
  • The Volunteer Hose Company of Throop received $50,000 for the replacement of the deteriorating roof at the fire station.
  • The Indraloka Animal Sanctuary received $63,000 to continue renovations to their historic barn to use as a fully accessible central hub for educational activities, art displays and community events.
  • The Greater Scranton YMCA received $125,000 for the replacement of 16 boilers that have long-surpassed their 20-year expected service life.
  • La Plume Township received $88,394 to repair and repave College Rd.
  • United Community Outreach received $25,000 for the construction of a 150’ x 7’ outdoor covering for their food distribution warehouse that serves thousands of area residents.
  • The City of Scranton received $15,000 for the purchase of security camera systems that will be installed at four parking garages in the downtown business district.
  • Spring Brook Township received $100,000 to excavate and pave Aston Mountain Rd. from State Route 502 to Gudz Rd.
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Northeast PA received $100,000 to purchase two wheelchair vans to facilitate transportation of Adult Day Training Program customers.
  • The Boy Scouts of America Troop 42 received $5,992 to purchase and outfit a trailer to assist with transport and storage of scout gear for special events and camping trips.

In the Monroe County portion of the 22nd Senatorial District, the following five projects received over $1.15 million in LSA funding:

  • Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Medical Services received $315,000 to complete extensive repairs and expansion of their existing ambulance station.
  • Luke’s Health Network received $308,165 for the construction of a family medical clinic inside The Mountain Center facility in Coolbaugh Township.
  • Pocono Mountains Industrial Park Authority received $291,522 for the repair of three sewage treatment facilities in order to transfer ownership to Mount Pocono Municipal Authority.
  • Barrett Township received $170,862 for the demolition and reconstruction of the deteriorating bridge on Old Canadensis Hill Rd.
  • The Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport Authority received $62,555 for the purchase of a truck and snowplow to service the Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport.

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Blake Announces Over $2.8 Million in LSA Grants for Lackawanna County Projects

HARRISBURG, March 26, 2019 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced over $2.8 million dollars in state grants for important community and economic development projects throughout Lackawanna County.

The funding was approved earlier today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) through the Monroe County Local Share Account (LSA).

“The LSA grant program continues to be incredibly impactful for our communities by funding important recreation, economic development and public safety projects,” Blake said. “The competitive grants announced today include funding to move us one step closer to restoring passenger rail service between NEPA and NYC. There are also important projects funded that will improve our parks; increase the capabilities of our local police and fire departments; and assist school districts complete much-needed renovations.”

Blake noted that he worked closely with state Reps. Mike Carroll, Marty Flynn, Kyle Mullins and Rep.-elect Bridget Malloy Kosierowski to identify important projects across the county.

In Lackawanna County, the following projects received grant funding through the Monroe Local Share Account:

  • The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority received $200,000 for engineering work associated with the Lackawanna Cutoff Rail Restoration Project which would restore passenger rail service between Scranton and the New York City metropolitan area.
  • Jefferson Township received $400,000 for a project to extend Jefferson Park Drive, which is the entrance road to their 40-acre recreational property.
  • Madison Township received $346,000 for the purchase of a new fire truck.
  • Archbald Borough received $314,540 for the construction of Archbald Veterans Monument Park.
  • Valley View School District received $310,000 to replace the roof at the Middle School.
  • Moosic Borough received $329,000 to renovate and improve the current municipal building.
  • Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority received $29,842 for the purchase of an ATV side-by-side, a trailer, a mid-size riding mower. And a brush hog as part of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail’s Keeping it Clean and Green program.
  • The Scranton Police Department received $70,000 for the purchase of a canine vehicle and a dual purpose K-9 who will be trained in patrol work and explosives.
  • Clarks Green Borough received $35,000 for the purchase of municipal trucks for street and borough maintenance.
  • West Scranton Little League received $20,000 to make a number of renovations to their little league field.
  • Abington Heights School District received $15,158 to perform district-wide security upgrades.
  • Camp Freedom received $16,000 for the purchase and installation of a chair lift at their property in Carbondale Township.
  • The Holy Rosary Basketball Association received $23,000 to renovate the restrooms, gym and stairwells at Holy Rosary Center in Scranton.
  • The Minooka Athletic Association received $30,000 to renovate the fieldhouse and dugout.
  • Olyphant Borough received $25,000 for the construction of their Freedom Fighter Memorial which will be a stainless-steel statue located near the Borough’s train station.
  • Scranton Civic Ballet received $80,000 to repair and replace the roof at their facility in downtown Scranton.
  • Scranton Tomorrow received $30,000 for the purchase of road equipment for their curb appeal initiative.
  • Scranton Veterans Memorial Park received $50,000 for the purchase and installation of a monument listing all veterans who died while serving since World War I.
  • Shopa Davey VFW received $35,000 to complete renovations to their building and roof at their facility in Peckville.
  • The Tripp Park Civic Association received $19,000 to make improvements to the Tripp Park Community Center in Scranton.
  • The Electric City Trolley Museum received $100,000 to restore an original 1929 Scranton Trolley Car #505 to operational status for use on their excursion track in Scranton.
  • Lackawanna County received $25,304 for the Veterans Resource Coalition Housing Initiative which will provide permanent housing for up to eight veterans on Prospect Ave. in Scranton to alleviate homelessness and provide assistance in obtaining employment.
  • The Victor Alfieri Society received $50,000 to complete renovations at their social club building in Scranton.
  • Moscow Borough received $50,000 for the Church Street Sanitary Sewer Extension project.
  • NeighborWorks Northeastern PA received $78,960 for the conversion of a former credit union branch building into the NeighborWorks Homeownership Center and administrative headquarters in Scranton.
  • The Scranton Cultural Center received $36,066 for upgrades to their original 1930 Otis elevators.
  • South Abington Township received $60,000 toward the purchase of a new truck with a plow and a police vehicle.
  • The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board received $10,000 to make improvements to Hillside Park.
  • William Hopkins American Legion Post 570 received $27,000 to complete upgrades to their facility in Blakely.

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Blake Announces Nearly $3 Million in LSA Grants for District Projects

HARRISBURG, January 23, 2018 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $3 million dollars in state grants for important community and economic development projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District.

The funding was approved earlier today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) and includes over $2.5 million in grants to projects in Lackawanna County from the state’s Local Share Account (LSA) program.

“These important and competitive state investments announced today touch every corner and community in our district to improve public safety, enhance recreation and support economic growth.” Blake said. “I applaud all of the local municipalities and nonprofit organizations for their work in attaining this funding and I will continue to work with my colleagues in the House to ensure that state investments continue to positively impact the quality of life in our communities and throughout our district.”

The grants approved today were through the Monroe County Local Share Account program. Blake noted that these LSA funds may be used for eligible and fundable projects in Monroe County and its contiguous counties, which include Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne.

In Lackawanna County, the following projects received grant funding through the Monroe Local Share Account:

  • Roaring Brook Township will receive $350,000 to complete paving of 2.6 miles along Gardner Road. This is a multi-municipal project affecting Elmhurst Twp. and Moscow Borough as well.
  • The Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company will receive $250,000 to complete renovations and upgrades on the Scranton Enterprise Center on Lackawanna Ave. in Scranton.
  • Thornhurst Township will receive $225,000 to restore a vacant, historic building into a community center and to pave the adjacent parking lot.
  • Archbald Borough will receive $160,000 to complete Phase II of the Peggy Drive reconstruction project.
  • Jermyn Borough will receive $140,000 for sewer replacement and roadway construction to complete Phase I of the Woodlands Development Project.
  • Clifton Township will receive $120,000 to remove and repave the township’s existing municipal building parking lot.
  • The United Neighborhood Community Development Corporation will receive $120,000 for renovations to the South Side Bank Building to create a space for the South Scranton Women’s Business Incubator.
  • The Dunmore Little League will receive $100,000 to make renovations to the Little League field and purchase equipment.
  • Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania will receive $100,000 for the purchase of new vans and a handicapped accessible van to sustain their community based transportation services.
  • Ransom Township will receive $90,000 for the purchase and installation of a salt shed.
  • Jermyn Borough will receive $81,296 for the purchase of a new dump truck with a plow and spreader.
  • Fell Township will receive $75,000 to begin Phase I renovations to Jefferson Street Park.
  • Taylor Borough will receive $74,499 for the purchase of a police vehicle and related computer equipment.
  • The Lackawanna County Land Bank will receive $65,000 for their Blight to Bright Project
  • Mayfield Borough will receive two grants, one totaling $64,134 for the purchase of a new dump truck and another for $45,000 to purchase a police SUV.
  • Heritage Valley Partners will receive $60,000 to make improvements to the connector trail from the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail to downtown Scranton.
  • The City of Scranton will receive $55,000 for the purchase of 75 tasers that will replace equipment that will be expiring within the next twelve months.
  • The Jessup American Legion Post #411 will receive $48,729 for repairs.
  • The Ambrose Revels American Legion #328 will receive $39,000 for repairs.
  • American Legion #327 in Olyphant will receive $36,225 to make plumbing repairs.
  • The Boys and Girls Club of Northeastern Pennsylvania will receive $30,000 toward exterior renovations.
  • Throop Borough will receive $30,000 for the Pearl Street Sanitary Sewer Improvement Project.
  • The Valley View Cougar Kickoff Club will receive $28,295 for locker room renovations.
  • The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Pennsylvania will receive $25,000 to complete Phase II of the therapy center renovations.
  • The City of Scranton will receive $25,000 for the preparation of a pollution reduction plan.
  • Tripp Park Miss-E League field will receive $24,000 to make renovations to the field and purchase equipment.
  • The Electric City Trolley Museum will receive $20,000 to restore an original 1929 Scranton Transit trolley car.
  • The Friends of Connors Park Association will receive $14,200 for the purchase of a storage shed and equipment to help maintain Connors Park in South Scranton.
  • The Scranton Educational Improvement Organization Education Awareness Center will receive $10,000
  • The United Community Outreach Food Pantry will receive $10,000 toward their fire suppression system project.
  • Olyphant Borough will receive $10,000 toward their downtown revitalization project.
  • Clarks Summit Fire Company #1 will receive $9,451 to modify a pick-up truck into an emergency response vehicle.
  • Shalom Scranton will receive $5,000 for renovations to the James B. McNulty Greenhouse and the Cleland Building in the City of Scranton.

Four projects located in the Monroe County portion of Blake’s 22nd Senatorial District also received LSA grant funding. Those projects include:

  • The Barrett Volunteer Fire Company will receive $148,954 to make renovations to the firehouse.
  • The Pocono Mountain Regional EMS will receive $80,831 for the purchase of four new powered life assist stretchers.
  • Feeding Families Ministry will receive $55,574 for the purchase of two new vehicles that will allow for the expansion of their existing services and outreach programs.
  • The Pocono Mountains Industrial Park Authority will receive $33,810 to make upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant system.

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Blake Announces Nearly $5 Million State Funding for Local Projects

HARRISBURG, March 29, 2017 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced nearly $5 million dollars in state grants for important community and economic development projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District.

The funding, approved earlier today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), includes over $2.7 million in grants to projects in Lackawanna County from the state’s Local Share Account (LSA) program and Act 13 funding.

“I was proud to work with my colleagues in Harrisburg to assure this significant investment of state funding into communities throughout NortheasternPennsylvania.” Blake said. “These state dollars are vitally important to local municipalities; they support economic growth; and they provide positive, long-term impacts in the quality of life for our residents.”

Blake said that he worked closely with State Representatives Mike Carroll, Sid Michaels Kavulich, Marty Flynn and Kevin Haggerty to achieve the best possible outcome in the distribution of state funding in a highly competitive process.

The majority of the grants approved today were through the Monroe County Local Share Account program. Blake noted that these LSA funds may be used for eligible and fundable projects in Monroe County and its contiguous counties, which include Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne.

In Lackawanna County, the following projects received grant funding through the Monroe Local Share Account:

  • The City of Scranton will receive $195,000 for paving Oakwood and White Birch Drive in the Oakwood development in Scranton’s west side.
  • The Keyser Valley Neighborhood Association will receive $125,000 for paving and re-grading of the Keyser Valley Community Center parking lot.
  • Clarks Summit Fire Co. No. 1 will receive $15,000 for the purchase of an emergency response vehicle.
  • Scranton Tomorrow will receive $115,000 for curb appeal improvements in the downtown Scranton business district.
  • The Greater Scranton YMCA will receive $285,000 for the renovation of two pool facilities at the YMCA in Dunmore.
  • The Everhart Museum will receive $220,000 to address general renovations and safety at the Scranton museum.
  • Moscow Borough will receive $200,000 for the design and construction of a sanitary sewer extension along Church Street.
  • Madison Township will receive $166,064 to make improvements to Becks Crossing Road.
  • VFW Post 25 will receive $100,000 for the construction of Scranton Veterans Memorial Park to honor Scranton’s fallen soldiers.
  • Heritage Valley Partners, in partnership with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, will receive $90,000 to make pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements in the city of Scranton.
  • The Greenwood Hose Company in Moosic Borough will receive $88,000 for the purchase of one rescue vehicle.
  • Mayfield Borough will receive $81,000 for the construction of a community center dedicated to agriculture, civic activities, entertainment and environmental education to complement the new Life Sciences and Environmental Technology Incubator.
  • Archbald Borough will receive $63,080 for the purchase of a police vehicle.
  • The Archbald Athletic and Sportsmen’s Club will receive$60,000 for the renovation of the community athletic field.
  • Scott Township will receive $58,000 to construct a salt storage shed on recently purchased township land.
  • United Community Food Bank will receive $50,000 to renovate the food bank’s existing food storage warehouse in Blakely Borough.
  • Waverly Township will receive $47,500 for the purchase of a 2017 Ford Utility Interceptor police car and a 2016 Ford Super Duty F-550 municipal dump truck to maintain township roads.
  • Blakely Borough will receive $46,000 for the replacement of deteriorated sidewalks in the borough’s business district.
  • The City of Scranton will receive $44,000 to purchase a Fire Marshall vehicle equipped for a K-9 officer.
  • The North Scranton Neighborhood Association will receive $39,021 to renovate playground equipment at McLain Park.
  • West Scranton High School will receive $37,000 for the renovation of the school’s training facility.
  • South Abington Township will receive $35,000 for the purchase of two new police vehicles.
  • The Coal Miners Remembered Committee will receive $35,000 to erect a monument in honor of all coal miners from Blakely Borough.
  • Marywood University will receive $25,000 for the final phase of their Learning Commons project which includes the demolition of the existing library and construction of an outdoor amphitheater.
  • Taylor Borough will receive $24,021 for the purchase of adapters for the borough’s fire hydrants and police equipment.
  • The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society will receive $22,500 to replace the roof on the passenger station.

Two municipalities in Lackawanna County were also awarded grants through the Pennsylvania Small Water and Sewer Program. The Scott Township Sewer and Water Authority will receive $200,000 for an upgrade to their sanitary sewer collection system. Clarks Summit Borough will receive $200,000 for sewer upgrades. Lastly, Dupont Borough in Luzerne County will receive $50,000 for renovations to the Quail Hill pump station.

In Luzerne County six projects in Senator Blake’s 22nd District received over $900,000 in grant funding through the Luzerne County Local Share Account:

  • Avoca Borough will receive $350,000 to perform renovations and recreational improvements at the existing Community Center on Main Street.
  • Pittston Township will receive $275,000 for the reconstruction of the township fire station.
  • Duryea Borough will receive $150,000 to construct an addition to the existing Street Department building.
  • Avoca Borough will receive $102,640 for the purchase of a new fire engine.
  • Duryea Borough will receive $24,000 for a remodel of the Germania Hose Company.
  • Dupont Borough will receive $20,000 for the Greater Pittston Regional Composting Facility.

Finally, in Monroe County four projects in Senator Blake’s 22nd District received grants through the Monroe Local Share Account program:

  • Pocono Services for Family and Children will receive $640,500 to replace the roof on the recently purchased Mountain Center facility in Coolbaugh Township.
  • The Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport Authority will receive $400,000 to construct a 6,000 square foot building to store its snow removal equipment.
  • Stroudsburg Borough will receive $130,670 for paving and drainage improvements along Sarah Street from Fifth to Ninth Streets.
  • KidsPeace Corporation will receive $130,000 to renovate a vacant space and expand its operations in Coolbaugh Township.

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Blake: Over $5 Million in Grant Funding Approved for District Projects

HARRISBURG, July 1, 2016 – State Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe) today announced more than $5 million in state grant funding for projects throughout the 22nd Senatorial District.

The funding, approved earlier today at a meeting of the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA), includes over $3.3 million in grants to Lackawanna County projects in the form Local Share Account funding; CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund grants; and Act 13 funding.

“Each of these grants is a very important state investment into our communities and regional economy that will create jobs, enhance the quality of life and improve public safety,” Blake said. “Through gaming revenues, an impact fee on drilling and our Act 89 reforms, we have been able to invest hundreds of millions of dollars into our communities and make positive, long-term impacts across the Commonwealth.”

Blake said that he worked closely with state Reps. Mike Carroll, Sid Michaels Kavulich and Marty Flynn to maximize funding opportunities for regional municipalities and organizations.

The majority of the grants approved today were through the Monroe County Local Share Account. Blake noted that LSA funds may be used for economic development, community development and public interest projects in Monroe County and its contiguous counties, which include Carbon, Lackawanna, Northampton, Pike and Wayne.

The following Lackawanna County economic development projects received funding through the Monroe County Local Share Account:

  • The Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company (SLIBCO) received $200,000 for renovations to the Scranton Enterprise Center. Currently, the Scranton Enterprise Center has 19 companies with 112 employees; it is anticipated that 10 new companies will occupy the facility and create 100 new, full-time jobs.
  • The Friendship House received $100,000 to complete a number of facility renovations at their Scranton location. The project will result in the creation of 8 permanent, full-time jobs.

The following Lackawanna County community improvement projects received funding through the Monroe County Local Share Account:

  • The City of Scranton received $250,000 to convert the Serrenti Memorial Army Reserve Center into an Emergency Services Center which will be a secondary location for government operations and become a central location for multiple law enforcement operations.
  • Dimes from Heaven Foundation received $150,000 to renovate an existing school building to serve as a community center in Fell Township.
  • The Lackawanna County Land Bank received $160,000 for the creation of a land bank authority and its operating costs.
  • Waverly Township received $91,000 for the replacement of a parking lot at the Waverly Community House.
  • The Co-Operative Farmers Market received $83,140 for renovations to the market in Scranton.
  • Old Forge Lions Little League received $77,100 for the demolition and construction of field lights at the Miles Street Sports Complex.
  • The Lackawanna County Parks Department received $51,590 for the purchase of routine park maintenance equipment.
  • Jermyn Borough received $50,000 to make a number of improvements at the municipal building.
  • Taylor Borough received $30,000 to complete the financing necessary for the construction of a splash park.
  • Dunmore Borough received $28,010 for improvements and repairs to the walking trail around the border of Dunmore School District.

The following Lackawanna County public interest projects received funding through the Monroe County Local Share Account:

  • Spring Brook Township received $412,000 for the construction of a municipal garage adjacent to the current DPW building.
  • Elmhurst Township received $130,000 for the purchase of a 2016 Ford Super Duty F-550 DRW truck, snow plow, salt spreader, and skid steer to maintain township roads.
  • Madison Township received $122,000 to fund new paving and shoulder backup to the existing Howe and Becks Crossing Roads.
  • The city of Scranton received $105,142 to supplement a 2014 LSA award for the purchase of an Aerial Platform Ladder Truck.
  • Clarks Summit Borough received $93,300 for the purchase of two SUV police cruisers to replace two aging police cruisers.
  • Archbald Borough received $45,000 for the purchase of two police vehicles.
  • Old Forge Borough received $40,000 to upgrade the police department’s Taser equipment and to purchase mobile tablets.
  • Vandling Borough received $25,000 for the purchase of a Kioti tractor.

In the Monroe County portion of the 22nd Senatorial District, five projects received a total of $800,000 in LSA grants. The following projects received funding:

  • The Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport Authority received $400,000 for the construction of two new buildings and the demolition of a third at the facility in Coolbaugh Township.
  • Arrowhead Sewer Company received $240,000 to complete a low-pressure sewer rehabilitation project in Coolbaugh Township.
  • The PA Northeast Regional Railroad Authority received $90,000 for the rehabilitation of the railroad trestle located at the Scranton Access Control Point at Tobyhanna Army Depot.
  • Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Medical Services received $30,000 to purchase two automated chest compression devices.
  • Price Township received $20,000 for the purchase and installation of an emergency backup generator for the township municipal building.
  • Barrett Township Volunteer Fire Company received $20,000 for the purchase of a utility terrain vehicle, firelite transport and a carry-on trailer.

The lone recipient of LSA funding in the Luzerne County portion of the 22nd Senatorial District was the Casey Dental Institute, which received $150,000 to assist in the construction of a 10,000 square foot addition to the Pittston Township facility that will house a surgery and a special needs dental clinic.

Three Lackawanna County projects received funding through the CFA Multimodal Transportation Fund, which include:

  • Crystal Window & Door Systems received $400,000 to renovate the presently uninhabited Corning plant in Benton Township to create a state-of-the-art window manufacturing and assembly facility. It is estimated that Crystal will create 519 new jobs in Benton Township.
  • Geisinger Clinic received $300,000 to complete Phase I of a streetscape project near Geisinger Community Medical Center in the city of Scranton.
  • Covington Township received $190,000 to pave Sanko Road in the township.

The Multimodal Transportation Fund, through the CFA, provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the commonwealth.

Lastly, the CFA approved funding for projects under Act 13 that include abandoned mine drainage abatement; abandoned well plugging; sewage treatment; greenways, trails and recreation; baseline water quality data; watershed restoration; and flood control.

The only recipient of Act 13 funding in Lackawanna County was Mister Mulch through the Flood Mitigation Program. Mister Mulch received $110,000 to construct a drainage system at their Dickson City Borough location.

In the Luzerne County portion of the 22nd District, Susquehanna Mining Solutions received $718,921 to through the Abandoned Mine Drainage Abatement and Treatment Program for the continuation of the AMD Treatment Facility Project in Duryea Borough. Also, Dupont Borough received $85,000 for in Flood Mitigation funds to make repairs to the Mill Creek Flood Protection Channel in the borough.

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