Mullins lauds LSA grants totaling $3.35 million coming to the region

SCRANTON, June 10 – State Reps. Mike Carroll, Bridget M. Kosierowski, Kyle Mullins and Thom Welby today announced the distribution of Lackawanna County’s Local Share Account grants to communities throughout the county.

A total of $3,352,343 was awarded by the Commonwealth Finance Authority to applicants in the communities served by Carroll, Kosierowski, Mullins and Welby.

“These funds will allow our municipalities and local governments to undertake critically important projects that will improve the local economy and keep residents and visitors to our area safe,” said Kosierowski, D-Lackawanna. “These grant awards are great examples of how LSA funding helps Pennsylvania communities improve infrastructure and safety.”

“These grants will strengthen our communities and make improvements to the quality of life in the region, all while ensuring that the cost of these critical projects doesn’t fall on local taxpayers,” said Mullins, D-Lackawanna.  “It was a pleasure working with my House colleagues, municipal officials and organization leaders to successfully secure these funds.”

“As our region continues to boom and grow in becoming one of the top places to work and live, it’s important that municipalities can receive the funds they need to keep communities attractive for families and businesses alike,” said Welby, D-Lackawanna. “I am pleased to see the CFA Board recognize the importance they will serve.”

The legislators also thanked state Sens. Marty Flynn and Mario Scavello, as well as state Reps. Karen Boback and Rosemary Brown for working with them to secure the funding.

The Commonwealth Finance Authority approved funding for 39 projects in their respective districts:

  • $207,000 for the purchase of a spring loader in Spring Brook Township.
  • $200,000 for building renovations to a blighted building at the intersection of Sanderson Avenue and Green Ridge Street in Scranton.
  • $200,000 for improvements to Nay Aug Park in Scranton.
  • $162,685 for the veterans memorial park project in Archbald Borough.
  • $154,100 for renovations to VFW Post 25 in Scranton.
  • $152,687 for repairs and repaving Sullivan Road in North Abington Township.
  • $150,336 for design and construction of a sanitary sewer extension along Church Street in Moscow Borough.
  • $147,699 for the Meredith Hose Fire Station expansion project.
  • $125,920 for the development of a forensic cybersecurity crime lab at the University of Scranton.
  • $103,987 for the construction of the Jefferson Township police station.
  • $100,000 for the construction of a new Moosic Borough public safety headquarters.
  • $100,000 for renovations to the Deutsch Institute in Scranton.
  • $100,000 for security equipment and upgrades at the Scranton Cultural Center.
  • $100,000 for roof repairs at Albright Memorial Library.
  • $100,000 for renovations of the Willow House.
  • $95,659 for Dunmore Missy League field renovations.
  • $85,539 for body cameras and in-car camera systems for Old Forge Police Department.
  • $80,000 for the sewer pump repair and maintenance building project in Jefferson Township.
  • $73,794 for the full replacement of the Jessup American Legion Post 411 roof. 
  • $72,950 for Civic Center Park design and improvements in Throop Borough.
  • $70,000 for the Victor Alfieri Literary Society to replace the roof.
  • $65,000 for Jessup Hose Company #2 to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus equipment.
  • $60,000 for the revitalization of the inpatient unit at the Hospice of Sacred Heart.
  • $58,087 for the purchase of a brush bandit to be shared by Moscow Borough and Roaring Brook Township. 
  • $58,000 for the Moosic Borough Flood Control Project.
  • $50,298 for bathroom and baseball field renovations for North Pocono Dandy Lion Little League.
  • $50,000 for building renovations and parking lot paving at Newave Enterprise in Scranton.
  • $44,411 for the purchase of new field equipment for Connell Park Little League. 
  • $40,000 for Greenfield Township to purchase two patrol vehicles.
  • $40,000 for portable theater equipment for the Scranton Fringe.
  • $37,343 for Abington Little League equipment and pole barn construction.
  • $33,954 for the purchase of a multiuse tractor in Carbondale City.
  • $33,499 for Minooka Athletic Club to purchase a tractor and make clubhouse repairs.
  • $30,975 for furnace upgrades at Covington Independent Volunteer Fire Company.
  • $28,660 for field improvements at Mid-Valley Elementary School.
  • $25,000 for a feasibility study of blighted properties along Luzerne Street in Scranton.
  • $24,850 for Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Railway Historical Society to replace the floor in the passenger station at Moscow Borough.
  • $20,000 for installation of a concrete floor in the Mayfield Borough municipal garage.
  • $20,000 for installation of a concrete floor in the DPW building in Jermyn Borough.   

LSA funding is generated from casinos located in host or contiguous counties and are distributed by the Department of Community and Economic Development within Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. They are designed to help economic development, job training, community improvement and public interest projects.