Carroll, Mullery and Pashinski highlight LSA awards Grants totaling $12.1 million coming to area communities

HARRISBURG, July 20 – State Reps. Mike Carroll, D-Luzerne/Lackawanna, Gerald Mullery and Eddie Day Pashinski, both D-Luzerne, today lauded the distribution of Luzerne County’s Local Share Account grants to communities throughout the county.

While the distribution has been delayed for the past year, the recognition of these critical projects with significant grant funding is spectacular news for the people of Luzerne County. A total of $12,118,583 was awarded to applicants in the communities served by Carroll, Mullery and Pashinski.

“Considering the financial challenges faced by our communities, school districts and area non-profit organizations due to the pandemic, these grants will ensure critical safety, infrastructure and quality of life projects to be completed, “said the State Representatives.

“Each year we each passionately advocate for the people and communities we serve to secure the financial support offered by the LSA program. Many urgent projects have been completed in the past and this year’s awards will further extend these successes,” added the legislators.

Among the highlights of this year’s awards are:

  • $336,160 for a new Avoca Fire Department Building.
  • $322,880 to repair Wilkes-Barre City Hall.
  • $366,666 for Main Street Plymouth streetscape and stormwater improvements.
  • $500,000 for Washington Street, Nanticoke demolition.
  • $350,000 to advance the new Luzerne County Transportation Authority facility in Wilkes-Barre.
  • $178,308 for equipment for the Greater Pittston Compost Facility.
  • $250,000 in support of the Greater Pittston Landbank.

“I am especially thankful to Senator Marty Flynn for his support of projects in our shared communities and throughout the region,” Carroll added.