– State grant funding totaling $1.35 million has been awarded for 12 projects in communities across Pike and Wayne counties, according to Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne/Pike/Susquehanna/Wayne/Wyoming), Reps. Jonathan Fritz (R-Susquehanna/Wayne), Rosemary Brown (R-Pike/Monroe) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wayne). Each were crucial in securing these funds for the region.
“Area officials voiced their needs and assembled some quality projects to help our communities improve operations and enhance the quality of life for residents,” said Baker. “Our collaborative efforts and advocacy continue to benefit our region.”
“Local Shared Account (LSA) grants support a variety of important needs in our local communities,” said Fritz. “This grant program provides a significant savings to the municipalities and allows for projects such as road maintenance, community building improvements and other essential maintenance of our townships and boroughs to be completed.”
“The LSA grants are established by our gaming revenues, and I am pleased the dollars are returned to our area,” said Brown. “I support these grant projects that are extremely helpful to aid our communities in revitalization, improvements, job creation and more.”
“I am so grateful the following projects I supported have received funding,” said Peifer. “I know these grants will help rebuild infrastructure and facilities and serve our communities for years to come.”
The legislators explained that each of the grants is funded by revenues collected as part of Pennsylvania’s Gaming Act, not by taxpayer dollars.
Awarded on a competitive basis, the local grants are as follows:
Dreher Township, Wayne County - $175,000 to renovate the Greene Dreher Volunteer Fire Association fire house.
Dyberry Township, Wayne County – $80,000 for a new township truck that will provide road maintenance.
Greater Honesdale Partnership, Wayne County – $175,000 for Phase II completion of the downtown Honesdale revitalization plan.
Hawley Borough, Wayne County – $80,000 for the Hawley Borough Municipal Infrastructure Project, including pavement updates along Church Street.
Lake Township, Wayne County – $80,000 for new residential flow meters for South Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority and the Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association.
Lebanon Township, Wayne County – $125,000 for Phase II construction of a salt shed for additional storage of road maintenance materials.
Lehigh Township, Wayne County – $79,580 for fire house improvements, including installation of a new generator and heating and cooling system.
Milford Borough, Pike County – $71,149 for Milford Borough Hall renovations, including replacement of the roof, heating, hot water and air-conditioning system
Pike County Economic Development Authority, Pike County – $150,000 for renovations and a new heating system at the Pike County Historical Society and Museum.
Preston Township, Wayne County – $65,959 for improvements to the municipal building to enable year-round use.
Prompton Borough, Wayne County – $174,262 for repairing two roads and replacing two culverts within the borough.
Westfall Township, Pike County – $100,000 for the Delaware Valley School District central sewer connection project.
The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority
(CFA) earlier this month. CFA is an independent agency that holds fiduciary responsibility over the funding of programs and investments in Pennsylvania’s economic growth.
Representative Jonathan Fritz
111th Legislative District
Representative Rosemary Brown
189th Legislative District
Representative Mike Peifer
139th Legislative District
Senator Lisa Baker
20th Senatorial District
Fritz Media Contact: Jordan Garrett 717.260.6528
Brown, Peifer Media Contact: Katie Park 717.885.3846
Baker Media Contact: Kate Flessner 717.787.7428